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Batchelor was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1953. When he was three, his family relocated briefly to Toronto, Canada, where his parents separated. He returned with his mother Phyllis (b. 1913) to England, where he was raised in a humanist environment with his younger brother David in Watford, a suburb of London. After completing his secondary education at Watford Grammar School, in February 1972, at the age of eighteen, he embarked on an overland journey which eventually led him to India. He settled in Dharamsala, the capital-in-exile of the Dalai Lama, and studied with Geshé Ngawang Dhargyey at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. He was ordained as a novice monk in the Gelug tradition in 1974. A few months after ordination, he sat a ten-day Vipassana meditation retreat with the Indian teacher S.N. Goenka, which proved a lasting influence on his practice, and aroused his curiosity about other traditions of Buddhism.

He left India in 1975 in order to study Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and doctrine under the guidance of Geshé Rabten, first at the Tibet Institute Rikon then in Le Mont-Pèlerin (both in Switzerland), where he helped Geshé Rabten to establish the Tharpa Choeling (now Rabten Choeling). The next year he received full ordination as a monk. In 1979 he moved to Germany as a translator for Geshé Thubten Ngawang at the Tibetisches Institut, Hamburg.

In April 1981 Batchelor travelled to Songgwangsa Monastery in South Korea to train in Zen Buddhism under the guidance of Kusan Sunim. At the monastery, he met Martine Fages, a Frenchwoman who had ordained as a nun in 1975. He remained in Korea until the autumn of 1984, when he left for a pilgrimage to Buddhist sites in Japan, China and Tibet.

Batchelor and Martine Fages disrobed in February 1985 and married in Hong Kong, then returned to England and joined the Sharpham North Community near Totnes, Devon. Over the course of the fifteen years Batchelor lived at Sharpham, he became coordinator of the Sharpham Trust (1992) and co-founder of the Sharpham College for Buddhist Studies and Contemporary Enquiry (1996). Throughout this period he worked as a Buddhist chaplain at Channings Wood Prison. From 1990 he has been a Guiding Teacher at Gaia House meditation centre in Devon and since 1992 a contributing editor of The Buddhist Review. As a lay Buddhist scholar and teacher, he has increasingly turned his attention to the earliest teachings of Buddhism as recorded in the Pali canon. In August 2000, he and Martine moved to Aquitaine, France, where they live in a village near Bordeaux. He is also a member of the Center for Pragmatic Buddhism's Advisory Board.

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Total Books: 39
Secular Buddhism Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World
2017 - Secular Buddhism Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780300223231
ISBN-10: 0300223234
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

After Buddhism Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
2017 - After Buddhism Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780300224344
ISBN-10: 0300224346
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality

The Faith to Doubt Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty
The Awakening of the West The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture
Confession of a Buddhist Atheist
2011 - Confession of a Buddhist Atheist (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385527071
ISBN-10: 0385527071
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Medieval History For Dummies
2010 - Medieval History for Dummies (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780470747834
ISBN-10: 0470747838
Genre: History
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Ancient Greeks For Dummies
2008 - The Ancient Greeks for Dummies [For Dummies History, Biography & Politics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780470987872
ISBN-10: 0470987871
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

Budismo sin creencias/ Buddhism Without Beliefs
2008 - Budismo Sin Creencias/ Buddhism Without Beliefs [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788484451532
ISBN-10: 8484451534
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

Living with the Devil
2005 - Living with the Devil (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781594480874
ISBN-10: 1594480877
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Living With the Devil A Meditation on Good and Evil
2004 - Living with the Devil a Meditation on Good and Evil (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781573222761
ISBN-10: 1573222763
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

2003 - Meditation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783924195830
ISBN-10: 3924195838

Nagarjuna - Verse aus der Mitte
2002 - Nagarjuna - Verse Aus Der Mitte (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783896201812
ISBN-10: 3896201816

Verses from the Center A Buddhist Vision of the Sublime
Buddhism Without Beliefs
2001 - Buddhism Without Beliefs (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781564559326
ISBN-10: 1564559327
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Buddhismus fr Unglubige
2000 - Buddhismus Fr Unglubige (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783596140268
ISBN-10: 3596140269

Buddhism in America
2000 - Buddhism in America (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781564558169
ISBN-10: 1564558169
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, General

Guide to Bodhisattva's Way of Life
1999 - Guide to Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788185102597
ISBN-10: 8185102597
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Buddhism Without Beliefs  A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
1998 - Buddhism Without Beliefs a Contemporary Guide to Awakening (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781573226561
ISBN-10: 1573226564
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

The Tibet Guide Central and Western Tibet
1998 - The Tibet Guide Central and Western Tibet (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780861711345
ISBN-10: 0861711343
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel

Buddhism Without Beliefs A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
1997 - Buddhism Without Beliefs a Contemporary Guide to Awakening (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781573220583
ISBN-10: 1573220582
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Alone With Others An Existential Approach to Buddhism
1994 - Alone with Others an Existential Approach to Buddhism (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780802151278
ISBN-10: 0802151272
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

1988 - Tibet Guide [A wisdom Tibet book] (Paperback)Paperback
Confisses De Um Ateu Budista [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)