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Visions of Mahayana Buddhism

a series of talks by Nagapriya

In this wonderful five-part series, Nagapriya takes us on a comprehensive exploration of Mahayana Buddhism.

He begins by offering an effective working definition to describe the vast and unique set of philosophies and traditions that make up Mahayana Buddhism. Then, he parses some of the distinctive philosophies and approaches that arose with Mahayana Buddhist thought, including the Bodhisattva Ideal, emphasis on myth and imagination, and the concept of sunyata. Putting these developments in historical context, Nagapriya makes the reasons behind their emergence clearer, and ties them into the larger scope of Buddhism. An excellent overview of Mahayana Buddhism.

Series given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2009