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This section contains very comprehensive information about Buddhism: its history and development, sects, basic beliefs, sacred writings, sacred symbols, worship, observances and pilgrimages, everyday living and the influence of Buddhism. It also has a glossary of key terms throughout.
This section contains very comprehensive information on Buddhism and religious life: its history, central doctrines, sacred books and symbols, houses of worship and holy places, holidays and festivals, mode of dress, dietary practices, rites of passage, rituals and other related topics. It also has a glossary of key terms throughout.
Genius of the Ancient World. Buddha
Buddha. 2015. ClickView video. Duration: 45 min.
Understanding World Religions. What is Buddhism?
What is Buddhism? 2003. Clickview video. Duration: 24 mins.
Take a detailed look at this religion, its history and how it is practiced in families, and through interviews with monks and nuns.
The life and teachings of the Buddha, the role that the Buddha plays in the different branches of Buddhism and how his teachings have been collected.
Discovering Sacred Texts. Buddhism
The British Library 2019. Discovering sacred texts: Buddhism. Online video, 2 October. Duration: 9 mins.
Find out how different Buddhist traditions practices their faith through the concept of the Three Jewels: the Buddha; Buddhist teachings (Dharma); and Sangha, the religious communities that practice Dharma.