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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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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Audio Flipbook of Arahat Sanghamitta’s Story

Arahat Sanghamitta’s Story

An Audio Flipbook of the Arahat Sanghamittā’s Story is now published on YouTube.

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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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Trip to the Barabar Caves in Bihar

Cave Entrance with Dorjee

A trip to see the Barabar cave complexes, north of Gaya in the Jehanabad district, and the nearby village of Kawa Dol, where a magnificent (but damaged) statue of Buddha is situated.

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Nalin Swaris: Buddhism, Human Rights and Social Renewal

Nalin-Swaris

A new edition of this important work on the social ramifications of the Buddha’s teachings by Nalin Swaris

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Further Translations from the Extended Mahāvaṁsa

Asoka-and-the-Missions-Cover

A greatly expanded edition of translations from the Extended Mahavamsa, dealing with the life of King Asoka and the Missions which were sent out under his auspices.

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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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King Asoka sees the Buddha

Kings worship the Buddha

King Asoka has the Nāga King Mahākāla brought and asks him to create an image of the Buddha for him to see

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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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The Going-Forth of Asoka’s Brother and Nephew

A translation of the ordination story of King Asoka’s brother Tissa, together with the inspired verses he uttered when he attained Awakening.

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The Asokan Missions from the Extended Mahavamsa

Asokan-Missions

The first translation of the Extended Mahāvaṁsa chapters XII-XIV, which describe the missions sent out during King Asoka’s time to bring the Dhamma to the outlying districts and countries.

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