The Art of Solitude

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A moving and wide-ranging meditation on being alone with others in this world

When world renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor turned sixty, he took a sabbatical from his teaching and turned his...

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“Whatever a soul is, the author goes a long way toward soothing it. A very welcome instance of philosophy that can help readers live a good life.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Forty years in the making, The Art of...

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A conversation with Stephen Batchelor:

Why did you write a book on solitude?

Since my first book, Alone with Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism, I have been fascinated by a core paradox of...

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