Saturday, April 30, 2016

Boston Univ Professor M David Eckel's 24 Lectures on Buddhism

Here's an excellent series of introductory lectures on Buddhism, by Boston Univ Professor M David Eckel;24 lectures in all。「cc」を押せばまあまあ正確な英語字幕が出る。

01(/24) What is Buddhism



02(/24) India at the Time of the Buddha



03(/24) The Doctrine of Reincarnation



04(/24) The Story of the Buddha



05(/24) All is Suffering...this one is on the four noble truths, including the truth of suffering: all is suffering (sarvam duḥkham).... you will note that in this video he addresses the old question "what endures in Buddhist transmigration if there is no self" from around the 25:20 mark。



06(/24) The Path to Nirvana



07(/24) The Buddhist Monastic Community



08(/24) Buddhist Art and Architecture



09(/24) Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia



10(/24) Mahayana Buddhism and the Bodhisattva Ideal... This is the segment on Mahayana [Great Vehicle] Buddhism, the parable of the burning house, the definition/function of the boddhisatva, etc



11(/24) Celestial Buddhas and Bodhisattvas



12(/24) Emptiness...this one is particularly excellent



13(/24) Buddhist Philosophy



14(/24) Buddhist Tantra



15(/24) The Theory and Practice of the Mandala



16(/24) The First Diffusion of the Dharma in Tibet



17(/24) The Schools of Tibetan Buddhism



18(/24) The Dalai Lama



19(/24) The Origins of Chinese Buddhism



20(/24) The Classical Period of Chinese Buddhism



21(/24) The Origins of Japanese Buddhism



22(/24) Honen, Shinran and Nichiren



23(/24) Zen



24(/24) Buddhism in America





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