Tag: Early Buddhism

Buddhist & Stoic Wisdom for a Skeptical Age

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Buddhist & Stoic Wisdom for a Skeptical Age

Today we will look at Antonia Macaro’s great new book “More Than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age”. We’ll consider what it says about the projects early Buddhism and Stoicism have in common, as well as mention some interesting questions she raises. Check out my Patreon page!

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First Year Anniversary!

| March 8, 2018 | 2 Comments
First Year Anniversary!

Wow, it’s hard to believe a year has already passed since publishing my first video on YouTube! In the interim we’ve had a busy time going through some of the dharma of early Buddhism, with a focus on contemporary practice and experience. Here’s a look back with some thoughts on the channel going forward. Links […]

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Was the Buddha Bald?

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Was the Buddha Bald?

We usually think of the Buddha as having a full head of hair, but it may not always have been so. Today we’ll look at some of the history of Buddhist iconography, and take some lessons about how viewpoints can change over time. Some suttas mentioned in this video: The Marks of a Great Man […]

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Good Books on Early Buddhism

| March 27, 2017 | 6 Comments
Good Books on Early Buddhism

Here are the books mentioned in the video: Bhikkhu Bodhi: In the Buddha’s Words Rupert Gethin: The Foundations of Buddhism Williams, Tribe, Wynne: Buddhist Thought Walpola Rahula: What the Buddha Taught Richard Gombrich: What the Buddha Thought Richard Gombrich: Theravāda Buddhism, 2nd Ed. Johannes Bronkhorst: Buddhist Teaching in India Anālayo: Satipaṭṭhāna, the Direct Path to […]

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Comparing Greek and Early Buddhist Thought

| March 13, 2017 | 11 Comments
Comparing Greek and Early Buddhist Thought

For a good intro to classical Greek philosophy see the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s page. Thanks for watching!

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