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What is buddhism?. Lecture 1 of 24 [electronic resource] / Malcolm David Eckel.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 2001.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Digital content provided by hoopla.
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Read by Malcolm David Eckel.
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This Lecture: Buddhism is best understood as the unfolding of the story of the Buddha himself, and of the many generations of followers who have contributed to Buddhism's influence and diversity in India, the rest of Asia, and the world. The Course: In its 2,500-year history, Buddhism has expanded from a tiny religious community into a movement that now spans the globe. Buddhism is your opportunity to trace the history, principles, and evolution of a theology that is both familiar and foreign. In 24 revealing lectures, you survey the faith from its origins in the 6th century B.C.E. to its present status as a major world religion. All Lectures: 1. What is Buddhism? 2. India at the Time of the Buddha 3. The Doctrine of Reincarnation 4. The Story of the Buddha 5. All Is Suffering 6. The Path to Nirvana 7. The Buddhist Monastic Community 8. Buddhist Art and Architecture 9. Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia 10. Mahayana Buddhism and the Bodhisattva Ideal 11. Celestial Buddhas and Bodhisattvas 12. Emptiness 13. Buddhist Philosophy 14. Buddhist Tantra 15. The Theory and Practice of the Mandala 16. The "First Diffusion of the Dharma" in Tibet 17. The Schools of Tibetan Buddhism 18. The Dalai Lama 19. The Origins of Chinese Buddhism 20. The Classical Period of Chinese Buddhism 21. The Origins of Japanese Buddhism 22. Honen, Shinran and Nichiren 23. Zen 24. Buddhism in America
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Nonfiction
Genre: Audiobooks

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