The Zen Studies Podcast

Episodes on Buddhist Texts

14 – Buddha’s Teachings Part 1: The Three Marks and the Teaching of Not-Self (Anatta)

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11 – Buddhist History 3: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 1 – Birth through Homeleaving

Buddhism began when Siddhartha Gautama experienced a spiritual awakening over 2,500 years ago in India, and became an “awakened one,” or Buddha. In this first episode on his life, I first explain in detail the sources of biographical information we have on the Buddha - their historicity and significance. Then I tell the story of the Buddha's life from just before his birth until he decides to leave home as a spiritual mendicant. 

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5 – Buddhist History 1: Arising of Buddhism Part 1 of 2 – Historical and Religious Context

The first episode in my “Buddhist History and Seminal Texts” series, about the historical and religious context for the beginnings of Buddhism in India around 500 BCE. I give you a brief overview of the history of civilization in India, and a sense of the dominant religious traditions of northern India from around 2000 BCE through the time of the Buddha. Then I describe the period of social and economic changes starting around 800 BCE that apparently paved the way for new schools of religious thought and practice, including Buddhism.

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