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Buddhist Studies: Early Buddhism/India

Videos and Image Collections

The Life of the Buddha. A 50 minute BBC film dramatizing the life of the one who, beneath a tree at Bodh Gaya, transcended life's misfortunes and sufferings and became known, forevermore, as Buddha.

Buddhism. (27 mins) Using architecture and art, this program studies the birth of Buddhism in India and its spread to other lands, where it has flourished.

Online Resources

Ancient Buddhist Texts site contains orginal texts and studies, texts and translations, texts in English only, Indian prosody, reference materials, maps of ancient Buddhist India, and audio readings of selected texts.

Recent Titles of Interest

Buddhist manuscript cultures: Knowledge, ritual, and art/ edited by Stephen C. Berkwitz, Juliane Schober, and Claudia Brown; New York; Routledge, 2009. Hayden: BQ 1113 .B83 2009

Buddhist goddesses of India. Miranda Shaw; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. Hayden: BQ 4630 .S43 2006

South Asian Buddhism: a survey. Stephen C. Berkwitz; New York: Routledge, 2010. Hayden BQ 322 .B47 2010

Other Selected Titles

Early Buddhist metaphysics: the making of a philosophical tradition/ Noa Ronkin. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 1995 (eBook)

How Buddhism Began: the conditioned genesis of the early teachings/ Richard F. Gombrich. New York; Routledge, 2006; Hayden: BQ 4150 .G66 2006

Ethics in Early Buddhism/ David J. Kalupahana. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1995 (eBook)

Introducing Buddha/ Jane Hope, Borin Van Loon; edited by Richard Appiqn. Thriplow: Icon, 2005 (eBook)

The Naked Buddha: A beginner's guide to the Buddha's life and teachings/ Adrienne Howley. New York: Marlowe, 2003; Hayden: BQ 915 .H6 2003

What the Buddha Taught/ Walpola Rahula; with a forword by Paul Demieville. London: G. Fraser, 1978; Hayden: BQ 4132 .R3313x 1978 (there are other editions available at the library)

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