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Understanding Buddhism

Buddhism is a nontheistic religion that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha, meaning "the awakened one". According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering through the elimination of ignorance and craving by way of understanding and the seeing of Dependent Origination and the Four Noble Truths, with the ultimate goal of attainment of the sublime state of Nirvana. (from wikipedia.org)

The Buddha
Directed by David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, this film tells the story of the Buddha's life, the history of Buddhism, and how to incorporate the Buddha's teachings on compassion and mindfulness into daily life.

The Life of the Buddha
This film describes the life of Siddharta Gautama, the process by which he arrived at the fundamentals of Buddhism and the archaeological findings confirming the traditional accounts of his life.

The Long Search - Buddhism: Footprint of the Buddha
This film takes the viewer to one of the most populous countries on Earth where a varied collection of beliefs exist. Though Buddhists only make up a small part of India, the religion runs deep.

Eurasia - Ghandhara: The Renaissance Of Buddhism
Buddhism is a blend of spirit and culture which is unique in the history of mankind - it achieved the successful encounter of East and West.


Related Links
Buddhism - wikipedia
Buddhism is a nontheistic religion that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama.
Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World
Historian Bettany Hughes travels to the seven wonders of the Buddhist world and offers a unique insight into one of the most ancient belief systems still practised today.
Introduction to Religion
This course investigates what religion is and does, compares religious ideas and practices, and explores how religion influences the relationship between individual and community.

e-Books
Early Buddhism
Author: T. W. Rhys Davids, 1843-1922. Subject: Buddhism. Publisher: London : Archibald Constable. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Buddhism
Author: Mrs. Rhys Davids M.A. Subject: Religion. Publisher: Williams And Norgate London. Book Contributor: Scl Hyd.
Buddha: His Life and Teachings
Author: Paul Carus, 1852-1919; Bhikkhu Nyanatiloka. Subject: Buddhism. Publisher: Mount Vernon, N.Y. : Peter Pauper Press. Book Contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.