Overview

“Early Buddhism” refers to the teachings given by the historical Buddha (Gotama) before they became codified into the various orthodoxies of the Buddhist religion.

During this evening of conversation, John, Stephen and Akincano explore what was distinctive in these teachings that distinguished them from the Indian culture of Gotama’s time. They also argue for a return to his original vision as an effective means to address the range of issues that confront people living in today’s world.

Modules: 12
Duration: A 2 hour talk
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Bodhi Institute

Teachers

A former Buddhist monk in the Tibetan and Zen traditions, he is the translator and author of several books including Buddhism without Beliefs, Living with the Devil, and Confession of a Buddhist Atheist...
He was initially trained in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition in India and subsequently spent time in Sri Lanka studyingTheravada...
A former monk, he has lived and practiced for 20 years in European and Thai Forest monasteries. Particular interests are early Buddhist texts, stillness and contemplative psychology...

How does this workshop work?

Early Buddhism is a 3-hour workshop recorded at Bodhi Institute in London. Join us as Stephen, John and Akincano explore what was distinctive about the historical Buddha's teachings before they became codified into the carious Buddhist orthodoxies. They also argue for a return to Gotama's original vision as an effective means to address the range of issues that confront people living in today's world.

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