We’ll take a quick overview of the history of Mahāyāna Buddhism, beginning with its earliest developments and how it separated from the rest of mainstream Buddhism. Then we’ll look at a few of its later developments that came to define the Mahāyāna approach. It’s a huge topic so this video only can provide an introduction!
Uttara on Failing (AN 8.8)
Anālayo, “The Genesis of the Bodhisattva Ideal”
Johannes Bronkhorst, Buddhist Teaching in India
Rupert Gethin, Foundations of Buddhism
Richard Gombrich “How the Mahāyāna Began” in Paul Williams Buddhism: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies (Routledge, 2005).
Jayarava, “Early Mahāyāna: Everything You Know is Wrong.”
Paul Williams, Mahāyāna Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations, 2nd Ed.
Paul Williams, et al., Buddhist Thought
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