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Introducing Buddhism

by Sangharakshita

In a talk delivered to teacher-training students, Sangharakshita tells the story of the Buddha's life, shows that there is no place for God in Buddhism, and explains the Noble Eightfold Path to Enlightenment. An excellent general introduction to Buddhism.

N.B. Poor original recording.

Talk given in 1966.

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1. Returning from India (5:05) 
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2. Understanding your religion in relation to other religions (4:48) 
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3. The word 'Buddha'; the early life of the Buddha (3:44) 
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4. The Four Sights (7:42) 
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5. Going Forth; attaining enlightenment (4:23) 
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6. The Buddha as an Enlightened human being; theistic and non-theistic religions (11:29) 
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7. What Buddhism is concerned with; The Noble Eightfold Path: i. Right understanding; ii. Right aspiration; iii. Right speech; iv. Right action (13:39) 
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8. v. Right means of livelihood; vi. Right effort; vii. Right mindfulness; viii. Right concentration; the Buddhas as signposts (9:52) 
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9. Come and see for yourself: tolerance and the freedom to grow; Buddhism and other faiths (10:25) 

Total running time: 1:11:07