David Eckel: Buddhism 15-16 of 24

The fifteenth and sixteenth lectures by Prof David Eckel on Buddhism explores more into the Tantric tradition, the first video being on the use of the mandala, and the second on the passing of the Vajrayāna to Tibet.

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Buried Treasure, Mohenjo daro

A short film from 1957 in which Sir Mortimer Wheeler takes a tour of the Indus Valley civilsation, which he helped excavate.

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David Eckel: Buddhism 13-14 of 24

The thirteenth and fourteenth lectures by Prof David Eckel on Buddhism he looks at the development of Buddhist philosophy and the emergence of Tantric Buddhism in the middle ages.

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Many Happy Returns (Rebirth Stories)

The story of two children from very different backgrounds who report that they can remember their past lives.

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David Eckel: Buddhism 11-12 of 24

The eleventh and twelfth lectures by Prof David Eckel on Buddhism look at the various Bodhisattvas and divine beings, and the doctrine of emptiness in Mahayana Buddhism.

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The Leshan Giant Buddha Statue

Two short films on the Giant Leshan Buddha Statue in China, by far the largest stone sculpture in the pre-modern world (mainly English, interviews in Mandarin with subtitles).

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David Eckel: Buddhism 9-10 of 24

The ninth and tenth lectures by Prof David Eckel on the history of Buddhism look at the two main schools of Buddhism, Theravada and Mahayana.

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Jewel Garden, Tibetan Arts and Crafts

A short film about the Norbulingka Institute in Dharamsala and their efforts to preserve Tibetan culture and arts.

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David Eckel: Buddhism 7-8 of 24

The seventh and eighth lectures by Prof David Eckel on the history of Buddhism look at the Buddhist monastic community and Buddhist art and architecture.

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Mother Sela – Artist and Buddhist Nun

A fascinating documentary following a successful Lebanese artist as she leaves behind her previous life in the States and ordains in Sri Lanka.

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