The Kingdom of Lan Xang, Laos (Folkways of Indochina)

A short look at the long history of the country of Laos, its history, people and culture (English narration, some Mandarin interviews, with subtitles).

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Mount Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha (World Heritage China)

A look at the Mount Emei Scenic Area, dedicated to the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, including the Leshan Giant Buddha Statue in Sichuan Province, China (English with Mandarin subtitles)

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The Background to the Buddha’s Teaching

The Background to the Buddha

An illustrated talk on the geographical, social, political and religious background to the Buddha’s teaching.

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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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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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