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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Anuradhapura, the City of the Buddhist Sangha

A talk at the University of California by Osmund Bopearachchi on the ancient capital of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.

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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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Secrets of the Stupa

A short lecture introducing the cosmological meaning behind the symbology of the Swayambhu stupa.

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The White Lama Ippolito: An Italian Jesuit in Tibet

The last is a series of talks by Donald Lopez looks at the recently rediscovered work of a Jesuit Missionary in Tibet in the 18th century.

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Early Buddhist Legends of Sri Lanka

An illustrated talk on the early Buddhist legends of Sri Lanka, covering the three journeys of Lord Buddha to the Island, the origin of the Sinhala peoples, and the significance of the legends.

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