Great Minds 17, Xuanzang and Chinese Buddhism

17, Xuanzang and Chinese Buddhism

An introduction to the life and works of Xuanzang and the schools of Chinese Buddhism.

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Great Minds 14, Nagarjuna and Vasubandhu

Great Minds 14, Nagarjuna and Vasubandhu

A brief introduction to the thought of two of the leading thinkers in the Buddhist tradition.

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Bruce Greyson: Is Consciousness Produced by the Brain

An interesting talk by Prof. Bruce Greyson on the nature of consciousness, and whether it can exist apart from the brain.

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Envisioning the Buddha

A talk on the cultural conditioning behind the emergence of the Buddha figure by Prof. Robert deCaroli.

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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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Gandhara, the Renaissance of Buddhism

An interesting look at the great Buddhist Gandhāran civilisation that flourished in the early years of the Common Era.

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Enter the Mandala

An introduction to a small, but significant, exhibition on the mandala at the Asian Art Museum.

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