Discovering Buddhism

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Discovering Buddhism: the Buddha bathes in the river at Kakuttha, lies down, and sends a message to Kunda in this scene created in Burma circa 1800 - 1820

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Explore the development of Buddhist teachings

Course dates: Wednesdays, 23, 30 October and 6, 13, 20, 27 November 14.00 – 16.00

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This six-week course introduces the key themes of Buddhism, beginning with the Buddha himself and exploring health, wealth, art, religious practice, death and the cosmos, and even how Buddhists have thought about the demise of their own religion. Discover the teachings of the Buddha, from how they were first formulated and have evolved, how they have been preserved over the centuries, to how Buddhists try to follow them. This course includes a visit to the exhibition, Buddhism, and a show-and-tell of special items from our collection with a British Library curator.

This course is taught by Dr Andrew Skilton who currently teaches Buddhism and Pali language and literature at Oxford University and is conducting research on pre-reform meditation methods in south east Asia and on Mahayana Buddhist literature.

Part of our Buddhism exhibition events series. See more events and adult courses inspired by the exhibition.

Image: The Buddha bathes in the river at Kakuttha, lies down, and sends a message to Kunda (created in Burma circa 1800 - 1820)


Name: Discovering Buddhism
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £295.00
Member: £295.00
Senior 60+: £275.00
Student: £250.00
Registered Unemployed: £250.00
Disabled: £250.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546