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A CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISM

A CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISMA CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISM
From 500 BCE to 1900 CE

By Andrew Skilton
Read by Jinananda
8 hours 21 minutes
 
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An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton – Senior Research Fellow in Buddhist Studies, Kings College, London – explains the development of the basic concepts of Buddhism, and its spread across the continents during its 2,500 years of history. He begins with a close look at Buddhism in India where it flourished until the 12th/13th century CD, charting the growth of different schools and practices. Continue Reading →

THE BODHICARYĀVATĀRA

THE BODHICARYĀVATĀRA (Large)

THE BODHICARYĀVATĀRA
A Guide to the Buddhist Path to Awakening

Translated by Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton
Read by William Hope
10 hours 11minutes
 
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Written in India in the early eighth century CE, Śāntideva Bodhicaryāvatāra takes as its subject the profound desire to become a Buddha and save all beings from suffering. The person who enacts such a desire is a Bodhisattva. Śāntideva not only sets out what the Bodhisattva must do and become, he also invokes the intense feelings of aspiration which underlie such a commitment, using language which has inspired Buddhists in their religious life from his time to the present. Continue Reading →