Bhante Anandajoti: The Establishment of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

The Establishment of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

An illustrated and annotated talk given at the June Full Moon describing the background to the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka by Arahats Mahinda and Sanghamitta.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Buddha makes Peace, not War

Buddha makes Peace, not War

An annotated video recording of a talk about the Buddhist ideal of peacemaking in times of war.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Bodhi Puja

Bodhi-Puja

A recording of Bodhi Puja led by Bhante Anandajoti, recorded at the Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple. With text and translation in clear subtitles.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Buddha returns to his Relatives

Path-to-Awakening

An illustrated recording of a talk I gave telling how the Buddha returned to his relatives one year after his Awakening and the events that followed.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Story of Arahat Sāriputta

Sariputta from Myanmar by Hiart

An illustrated recording of a talk I gave detailing the Life of Arahat Sariputta

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Early Buddhist Legends of Sri Lanka

Early Buddhist Legends of Sri Lanka

An illustrated talk on the early Buddhist legends of Sri Lanka, covering the three journeys of Lord Buddha to the Island, the origin of the Sinhala peoples, and the significance of the legends.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Chanting the Three Main Protection Discourses

Chanting the Three Main Protection Discourses

Publication of a video of chanting of the three main protection discourses along with subtitles.

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The Background to the Buddha’s Teaching

An illustrated talk on the geographical, social, political and religious background to the Buddha’s teaching.

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Short Video: Arahat Sanghamittā and the Bodhi Tree

King Devanampiyatissa receives the Bodhi Tree

A short illustrated talk on the significance of the Full Moon Day in December.

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Audio Flipbook of The Life of the Victorious Buddha

A video with a reading and flipbook presentation of The Life of the Victorious Buddha, a medieval poem relating the Buddha biography in the Theravada tradition.

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Vibrations of India

Vibrations-00

Slideshows made of photographs taken in India by youtube user kartazon.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Representing the Buddha

Representing the Buddha

A video based on a talk about the scriptural and sculptural respresentations of the Buddha as they developed over the years, which is illustrated with relevant texts, maps and photographs.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Devolution and Evolution

Devolution and Evolution

A video built around a talk which describes the various ways the universe comes to destruction, and how it re-evolves. It is illustrated with infographics describing the planes of existence and with photographs and complimentary text.

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Video of the Jayamangalagatha

Wat-Olak-Madu

A new video made around a recital of the Jayamangalagatha.

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Recital of the Great Jataka in Thai

Phra-Job

A complete recording of a reading in Thai of the Vessantara Jataka by Phra Warat Gambhīrapañño Norasingha

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Planes of Existence

Planes of Existence

A video based on a talk I gave discussing the various levels of existence as they are envisioned in Buddhist cosmology.

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Time Lapse Photography by Terje Sorgjerd

Time Lapse

These are three short time-lapse videos made by Terje Sørgjerd, the first is of the Aurora Borealis taken in the Arctic, the second features Spain’s highest mountain El Teide, the third was shot in and around Kirkenes on the Russian border.

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Bhante Anandajoti: 4. The Spread of Buddhist Civilisation through Asia

Gandhari Dhammapada

A video based on a talk looking at the spread of Buddhist Civilisation throughout Asia from the earliest times till around 1,200 years after its beginning.

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Bhante Anandajoti: 3. Asoka and the Missions

Asoka-and-the-Missions

A video illustrating the growth of the Magadhan Empire and the Missions sent out by King Asoka with special reference to Sri Lanka.

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Bhante Anandajoti: 2. The Last Year of the Buddha’s Life

Parinibbana-Buddha

A video giving an outline of the Buddha’s final walking tour,showing the main places the Buddha stayed, the main events that occurred, what his journeys were and discussing whom he met during that time.

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