The expedition team crosses into India proper, and down the Ganges Basin, following in the footsteps of China’s most famous pilgrim, Xuang Zang.
Vandana Shiva gives a talk on the modern economic model at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.
A brief visit to Kashmir, before a long look at Ladakh and its Tibetan Buddhist culture and history.
Cartoon version of the Life of the Buddha with a good helping of Dhamma Teaching.
A beautiful retelling of Marco Polo’s account of his journeys in Asia in the 13th century, with illustrations from some editions of his book.
A look at the remarkable Indus Valley civilisation represented by one of its largest sites at Dholavira.
A journey through India, Nepal and Tibet with historian Michael Wood in search of the ancient kingdom of Shangri-la
Films and photographs from the world of the East at the beginning of the 20th century standing on the brink of momentous change.
Extracts from a series of films looking at the various forms of Vajrayana Buddhism which are spread all along the trans-Himalaya regions of northern India