The Scientific Buddha 4, The Future of the Past

The last in a series of four lectures by Prof. Donald Lopez looking at the prospects for relations between Buddhism and science.

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The Scientific Buddha 3, The Problem With Karma

The third in a series of four lectures by Prof. Donald Lopez looking at the doctrine of Karma and its relation to evolution.

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The Scientific Buddha 2, Building a Better Buddha

The second in a series of four lectures by Prof. Donald Lopez looking at the emergence of the idea of the scientific Buddha in the mid 19th c. Europe, and its persistence ever since.

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The Scientific Buddha 1, A Purified Religion

The first in a series of four lectures by Prof. Donald Lopez looking at the emergence of the idea of the scientific Buddha in the mid 19th c. Europe, and its persistence ever since.

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Towards a Sustainable Lumbini

This is a short UNESCO film about the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and the efforts being made to conserve and develop the area.

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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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David Eckel: Buddhism 5-6 of 24

The fifth and sixth lectures by Prof David Eckel on the history of Buddhism looks at two important concepts in the Buddha’s teaching: that of suffering and the path to the cessation of suffering

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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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Eternal Ancestors – Buddha’s Relics

Lecture at the Metropolitan Museum in New York about the importance of reliquaries in Buddhist culture

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Virginia Peck’s Buddha Head Paintings

Here are some wonderful paintings by Virginia Peck of Buddha Heads. I am always happy to see artists reimagine the forms of the past, which shows that they are still alive and living in someone’s imagination.

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