The Zen Studies Podcast

Episodes on Buddhist Texts

17 – Buddhist History 5: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 3 – Early Teaching and Sangha enter curriculum vitae editor service ca cialis does it work for everyone follow thesis ideas about technology resume cc kernel os cc software devel see url six sigma literature review how many hours will viagra work tree writing paper viagra advertisement nascar levitra brightonshop air conditioning technician resume samples see how to write a collage essay how do you cite a website in an essay pay for your assignment how to do thesis case study design research go to link follow link cheap viagra next day delivery lesson plans for biography book reports viagra in korea go here This is the first episode of two on the Buddha's 45-year teaching career and the establishment of the Buddhist community. I’ll talk about the Buddha’s first sermons, the enlightenment of the first disciples, the first lay students of the Buddha and how lay practice figures into early Buddhism, and the initial formation of the ordained Sangha and how they practiced on a daily basis.

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9 – Shakyamuni Buddha’s Enlightenment: What Did He Realize?

According to tradition, Buddhism began with the Buddha's enlightenment. This was the spiritual awakening of one man, Siddhartha Gautama, somewhere between 528 and 445 BCE, who afterwards was called the "Buddha," or "awakened one." He then taught others what he realized, along with the methods he used to achieve that realization, and those teachings have been passed down to the present day. What exactly did Siddhartha comprehend in his enlightenment?

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