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Titlesorted Speaker Year
Inequality From a Dharmic Perspective 

Vaddhaka has a clear and thorough approach which shines through this talk on wealth inequality. He explains the harm done …

Vaddhaka 2015
Incidents from the Pali Canon (series) 

Although delivered only to members of the Western Buddhist Order at the time, 'Incidents from the Pali

Sangharakshita 1982
In Response to the Killing of George Floyd...What Would Buddha Do? (part 3) 

“History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even …

Danadasa 2020
01. In response to the killing of George Floyd...What Would Buddha Do? (part 3) (41:36)
In Response to the Killing of George Floyd...What Would Buddha Do? (part 2) 

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to …

Danadasa 2020
01. In response to the killing of George Floyd...What Would Buddha Do? (part 2) (40:52)
In Response to the Killing of George Floyd...What Would Buddha Do? (part 1) 

On May 25 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly …

Danadasa 2020
01. In Response to the Killing of George Floyd...What Would Buddha Do? (part 1) (32:59)
Imagining Gautama 

The second in a major new series of talks by Vishvapani to mark the launch of his new book: 'Gautama Buddha: …

Vishvapani 2011
02. Vishvapani’s own connection to the Buddha; his family story from Nazi Germany – Jewish refugees in Shanghai; a little statue of the Buddha; distinguishing the foreground from elaboration (3:00)
03. Different versions of the Buddha; exhibition of Chinese cave carvings in Cardiff; what is won and lost by separating out manifestations of the Buddha; Socrates as a contemporary – can we find out someone’s personality from texts we have about them? (3:09)
04. Separating legend from history; religious studies and lessons on the Four Sights, not found in the suttas; the Buddha Vipassi in the Mahapadana Sutta, the development of a legendary story; details in the Buddha legend missing from the Pali Canon (4:04)
06. Getting at truth, powerful emotions in the suttas; reading from The Attadanda Sutta (‘Taking Arms’); the thorn in one’s heart as the root of conflict in society; Four Noble Truths and need for fundamental change; the Buddha generalising from experience (5:16)
07. Commentaries on the sutta, a war over water; two questions; distinguishing characteristics of the Buddha and his society; in praise of Pali-English Dictionary of Proper Names; a coherent personality and set of teachings about the nature of existence (4:59)
08. Taking the texts at face value and tellng the Buddha’s story; no previous full biographies; an interpretation of the Buddha; Harold Bloom on Jesus and Yahweh; impossible to be neutral in relation to the someone who proposes an end to suffering (3:26)
09. An act of imagination constrained by the evidence – wanting to really see the Buddha and his society; finding an image of the Buddha that isn’t perfect; looking for the learning Buddha; the Buddha gets feedback from Dhammadinna (4:34)
10. The Buddha learns how to teach laypeople; how the teaching is framed against the backdrop of contemporary views; navigating the world of politics – some verses for fat King Pasenadi of Kosala; expectations of holy men regarding the spirit world (4:56)
11. All history and biography must be imagined; how to write about someone beyond ordinary experience; contemplating the Buddha, understanding the nature of your “fathom-long” body (1:49)
12. Reading from ‘Gautama Buddha’, teaching Bahiya of the Bark Garment about the way to the end of suffering; a picture of the streets of Kosala and a portrait of Gautama; an embodied shift in consciousness (6:30)
13. Question 1 – Was the Pali Canon written at the time of the Buddha? Ananda and the memorization of the teachings; not worrying too much about ‘problems’ around the texts – a coherent body of teaching (2:54)
14. Question 2 – Evidential, empirical and imaginative approaches to the Buddha and his teaching; the imagination disciplined by the evidence (3:30)
15. Question 3 – How has adopting an experiential approach affected Vishvapani’s own practice and interaction with others? Feeling as if he knows the Buddha as a good friend; comparison to spending time with a more experienced teacher, Sangharakshita (2:06)
17. Question 5 - The Buddha’s humour (verses from the Dhammapada in a whiny voice); tone of voice; the Buddha on food and over-eating; the dung beetle; not many jokes in the Pali Canon (2:41)
He Knew He Was Right a Talk On the Meghiya Sutta 

The second in the series of talks for Sangha Night, The Buddha in the Pali Canon, …

Ratnaghosha 2015
Going For Refuge to the Buddha 

Part 2 of a 4-part series. Vidhuma inspires us to explore our own connection to the Buddha, sharing stories …

Vidhuma 2013
01. Going For Refuge to the Buddha (56:45)
Fear and Dread 

Using the Bhayabherava Sutta of the Pali Canon, Bodhilila explores how the Buddha

Bodhilila 2017
Encounters with Enlightenment 

Saddhaloka is the author of a book of re-tellings of stories from the Pali Canon, the oldest …

Saddhaloka 2001
01. Saddhaloka's first encounters with the Buddha; Nanamoli's Life of the Buddha; Bringing the Buddha alive in stories (5:02)
02. The Pali Canon; passing down and compiling the teachings; changes to stories over time; the Dhammapada (4:47)
09. The Story of the Buddha's Sneeze (2:58)
11. Stories from the Buddha's Final Days (2:54)
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