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What is the Mahayana?

by Nagapriya (2009)

This is the first talk in a five-part series by Nagapriya exploring Mahayana Buddhism.

This talk asks the most basic question - What is Mahayana Buddhism? How did it come about as a distinctive branch of the Buddhist tradition and what distinguishes it from earlier and later forms? Nagapriya lays out six distinctive features of the Mahayana that set it apart, and explores the great diversity of practices, philosophies and cultures that Mahayana Buddhism encompasses.

Talk given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2009

This talk is part of the series Visions of Mahayana Buddhism.

Total running time: 56:00