Does Buddhism require faith? Can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha’s teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion? This is one man’s confession. In his classic ‘Buddhism Without Beliefs’, Stephen Batchelor offered a profound, secular approach to the teachings of the Buddha that struck an emotional chord with Western readers. Now he paints a groundbreaking portrait of the historical Buddha – told from the author’s unique perspective as a former Buddhist monk and modern seeker.