Great world religions: buddhism

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[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company, 2015., [Prince Frederick, Md.] :
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Discover why Buddhism is such an astonishingly lively and adaptable religion with this series. In just 12 accessible lectures, you'll learn how Buddhism transformed the civilizations of India and much of Asia, and has now become a vital part of Western culture. Buddhism's core philosophy, as you'll learn, is that nothing is permanent - all is change. With this in mind, you'll plunge into an introductory look at this faith. You'll unpack the Buddhist idea that all of life is "suffering" and that there is no permanent self. You'll learn about the life story of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, his teaching (Dharma), and his community of disciples (Samgha). You'll also gain a clear understanding of key Buddhist terms such as nirvana, tantra, mandala, bodhisattva, and Zen; survey the lives of contemporary, well-known Buddhists such as the Dalai Lama; and examine Buddhist responses to some of the fundamental problems of life-responses that share some surprising similarities and differences with those of other faiths such as Christianity or Islam. These lectures are a chance for you to travel around the world and back in time, surveying Buddhism from its origin in India in the 6th or 5th centuries B.C.E. to the present day. It's a 2,500-year history that will give you a fascinating window into how a faith can grow from a tiny religious community into a movement that spans the globe.
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Unabridged.
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English
ISBN:
9781682766187

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Downloadable audio file.
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Title from title screen.
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Participants/Performers
Lecturer: Malcolm David Eckel.
Description
"Buddhism challenges some of the most important Western ideas about God, human life, and the self. In Buddhism there is no single almighty God who created the world. Instead, Buddhism teaches that all of life is suffering, and there is no permanent self. And it teaches that in accepting that all life is bliss can be achieved in this life. Professor Malcolm David Eckel is winner of Boston University's highest honor, the Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence. He has spent most of his adult life studying Buddhism in Asia and North America, and shares his insights about this endlessly fascinating faith in this vital series."
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager.
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System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Eckel, M. D. (2015). Great world religions: buddhism. Unabridged. [Chantilly, Va.]: Teaching Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Eckel, Malcolm David. 2015. Great World Religions: Buddhism. [Chantilly, Va.]: Teaching Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Eckel, Malcolm David, Great World Religions: Buddhism. [Chantilly, Va.]: Teaching Company, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Eckel, Malcolm David. Great World Religions: Buddhism. Unabridged. [Chantilly, Va.]: Teaching Company, 2015.

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