David Eckel: Buddhism 3-4 of 24

The third and fourth lectures by Prof David Eckel on the history of Buddhism looks at the doctrine of reincarnation and then the life of the Buddha.

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Dunhuang, Soul of the Dances (8 of 8)

The final part of this series focuses on the music and dance fantasia The Flowers of the Silk Road and the impact it has had in China and abroad.

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David Eckel: Buddhism 1-2 of 24

The first two lectures by Prof David Eckel on the history of Buddhism gives a course overview and a look at the background to the society the Buddha was born into

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Dunhuang, Lost Music of the Stone Chamber (7 of 8)

A look at some of the musical notation manuscripts found at Dunhuang and their interpretation in modern times

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The Voice of the Buddha

A documentary on the revival of Tipitaka chanting in modern times and a recording of some chanting from the festival in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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Dunhuang, The Heavenly Dance (6 of 8)

A look at the dances recorded in the murals at the Mogao Caves and how they have influenced recreations in the present day

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Cosmopolitan India In Ancient and Medieval Times

A look at the cosmopolitan world of India and the many cultures and civilisations that have flourished there in a spirit of tolerance and beneficial interaction.

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Dunhuang, Costumes in the Dunhuang Caves (5 of 8)

A look at the clothing displayed in the Mogao Caves, and the influence it is having on modern fashion design.

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Soto Zen Buddhism, Daihonzan Eiheiji

A short look at the famous Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple, its history, structure and daily routine.

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Dunhuang, Reviving the Heavenly Music (4 of 8)

A look at the thousands of musical instruments depicted in the murals at the Mogoa Caves

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