Life of the Buddha

Topics Include: 1) Two ways of interpreting the life of the Buddha: the classical text based mythic narrative or the more historical, social and culturally based narrative. 2) The approach of Karen Armstrong. 3) The Buddha’s life as the classical narrative according to Ven. Piyadassi Thera. 4) The Buddha’s birth and early life. 5) The four visions of the Buddha. 6) The Buddha’s great compassion and its lesson for us in our daily lives. 7) Understanding compassion as the measure of self and other in our lives. 8) Defining what is sacred and profane within the context of morality and ethics.
1 April, 2023
48 min.

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