Buddhism

Ancient India

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Presents a retelling of several major ancient Indian myths, with background information describing the history, geography, belief systems, and customs of ancient India.

Ancient India

The Ancient Chinese

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Provides information about the land and people of ancient China, their customs, religions, and the Imperial dynasties. Includes illustrated folk tales and myths and their sources as well as a glossary and an index.

The Ancient Chinese

Zen Shorts

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Michael," says Karl, "there's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addy he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl he demonstrates what it means to hold on to frustration.

With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Jon Muth (and Stillwater the bear) present three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord in everyone they touch.

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540L

Mythos II: The Shaping of the Eastern Tradition (1996)

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"Myth comes from the same zone as dream... from the great biological ground, whatever it may be. They are energies and they are matters of consciousness." - Joseph Campbell

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Elementary
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04:42
Mythos II: The Shaping of the Eastern Tradition

Siddhartha (Unabridged)

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Versatile actor Chris Hendrie breathes life into this poetical and allegorical novel and leads us on a profound spiritual journey to finding enlightenment. With a deep and compelling humanity, its young hero moves through self-discovery into self-knowledge, and finally into pure joy as he encounters the river of life. Published in 1922, this book has inspired millions worldwide.

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1010L
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03:54
Siddhartha (Unabridged)

The Spread of Religions (2004)

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How do religions interact, adopt new ideas, and adapt to diverse cultures? As the missionaries, pilgrims, and converts of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam moved around the world, the religions created change and were themselves changed.

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High
Professional
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00:28
The Spread of Religions