Monday, June 8, 2009

Introduction to Buddhism

Frazar Online Film Collection: Introduction to Buddhism



Source: YouTube

From Open Culture:
When the Dalai Lama paid a visit to Emory University, he offered an introductory lecture to Tibetan Buddhism. The lecture is not exactly what you’d normally get in the university classroom. The talk is not entirely linear. And he spends some time speaking in English, then speaks in his native tongue (with the help of an interpreter). But, he can talk about Buddhism with the authority that few authors can, and there’s a reason audiences come to see him in droves. Things really get going about 23 minutes in.
Resources:

In the Library:
  • Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, and Robert Kiely. 1996. The good heart: a Buddhist perspective on the teachings of Jesus. Boston: Wisdom Publications. [link: WorldCat]
  • Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, and Victor Chan. 2004. The wisdom of forgiveness intimate conversations and journeys. New York: Riverhead Books. [link: WorldCat, NetLibrary]
  • Cherniack, David, Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, and Robert A. F. Thurman. 1997. The Four Noble Truths [DVD]. New York: Mystic Fire Video. [link: WorldCat]
  • Conze, Edward. 1959. Buddhism, its essence and development. New York, N.Y.: Harper & Bros. [link: WorldCat]
  • Goleman, Daniel. 2003. Destructive emotions: how can we overcome them? : a scientific dialogue with the Dalai Lama. New York: Bantam Books. [link: WorldCat]
  • Hamilton, Clarence Herbert. 1952. Buddhism, a religion of infinite compassion; selections from Buddhist literature. The Library of religion, v.1. New York: Liberal Arts Press. [link: WorldCat]

On the Web: