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The Four Sights

by Nagasiddhi (2021)

In this second talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi mixes the mythic and the historic to trace the Buddha-to-be’s early years up to the ‘four sights’: the turning point in his life that set him on the path to liberation.

Talk given online in April 2021.


This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art.

See also:

Mandarava’s innovative telling of the Buddha’s life story through puppetry:

Specially written ritual verses on the Buddha’s life recited on the retreat:

Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat:

This talk is part of the series In the Footsteps of the Buddha.