Docu. series about early Buddhism by Bhikkhu Anandajoti

Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.
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perkele
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Docu. series about early Buddhism by Bhikkhu Anandajoti

Post by perkele » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:26 pm

Don't know if this is more fitting here or in the Open Dhamma. May the mods move it as they please. Thanks.

A nice documentary series I stumbled across recently. Bhante Anandajoti tells about the history of early Buddhism in a nice storytelling way from the Buddha's enlightenment up until 100 AD or something, with political maps, historical and scriptural anecdotes all nicely put together.
The series consits of four parts:

The Early Life of the Buddha


The Last Year of the Buddha's Life


Asoka and the Missions


The Spread of Buddhist civilization through Asia


Enjoy. :ugeek:

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Javi
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Re: Docu. series about early Buddhism by Bhikkhu Anandajoti

Post by Javi » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:21 pm

Thank you so much :anjali:
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice. — Diogenes of Sinope

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14

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Re: Docu. series about early Buddhism by Bhikkhu Anandajoti

Post by daverupa » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:31 pm

Roughly five hours of video here;

:popcorn:

I'm quite interested to see how the available material is handled.
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