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A 51-program series on the life of the Buddha and the core teachings of Buddhism. Taught by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Kenshin Tanaka and guests.

                 
 

1

Introduction to the Program
and the Growth of Buddhism

 

 

2

Reasons for the Growth
of Buddhism in the U.S.

Guest: Jonathan Watts

 

3

Developments in American Buddhism: Jodo Shinshu

 

 


4


Characteristics of American Buddhism:
Engaged Buddhism

Guest: Prof. David Loy

 
                 
 

5

The Life of the Buddha
Buddha's birth, renunciation and
ascetic practice

Guest: Rev. Jiho Sargent

 
6

The Life of the Buddha
Buddha's awakening, teaching and
passing on

Guest: Rev. Jiho Sargent

 
7


Images of Shakyamuni
Buddha

Guest: Monica Dix, U. od B.C.

8


Images of Buddhas and
Bodhisattvas

Guest: Monica Dix, U. od B.C.

 
                 
 

9

The Four Noble Truths:
Suffering Is Optional
    

10

The Four Noble Truths

Guest: Rev. Kodo Matsunami

11

The Four Noble Truth:

12 Links of Dependent Arising

12

Interreligious Dialog

Guest: Rev. Kodo Matsunami

 
 
 
 

13

First Mark of Existence

The nature of suffering

14

First Mark of Existence

Interview: Ven. Sumanasara

15

First Mark of Existence

Turning suffering into resource for living


16


Three Treasures

Guest: Ven. Sumanasara

 
                 
 

17

Second Mark of Existence

The Universe and I

 

18

Second Mark of Existence

Life of a Zen female priest:
Rev. Wako Ishikawa

 

19

Second Mark of Existence

Societal dimension

 

20

Second Mark of Existence

Zazen meditation

 
 
 
 

21


Second Mark of Existence

The sacred self


22

Buddha Nature

Prof. Gene Reeves

 


23

Second Mark of Existence

Emptiness and letting go

 

24

Kuan-yin: Bodhisattva of Compassion

Prof. Gene Reeves

 
 
 
 

25

Third Mark of Existence

Truly Understanding that Life is Impermanence

26

Third Mark of Existence

A Tibetan Lama's view
of impermanence

27

Third Mark of Existence

Living in the present


28

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

Guest: Geshe Sonam Gyaltsen Gonta

 

 
 
 
 


29

Third Mark of Existence

Be open to change

30

From Tainanmen Square to Dharma

Prof. Jidong Chen

31

Fourth Mark of Existence

Nirvana is peaceful and tranquil

32

Qualities of Awakened People

Prof. Jidong Chen

 
 
 
 

33

Fourth Mark of Existence

Change comes from within

34

Dharma school songs from the U.S.: Jōdo Shinshū Childrens’ Songs

35

Fourth Mark of Existence

Seeing things as they truly are

36

Utterances of the Awakened

Narrators: Serena Nishikawa and Bholanath Ghosh

 
 
 
 

37

Fourth Mark of Existence

Awaken to everyday compassion

38

American Zen Buddhists

Prof. John McRae, guest host

39

Fourth Mark of Existence

Think BIG! Summarizing the
fourth mark of existence

40

Humorous and Lighthearted
Buddhist Stories

Prof. John McRae, guest host

 
 
 
 

41

Eightfold Noble Path

Conduct

 

42

Korean Buddhism

Ven. Seok Ohjin, guest host

 

43

Eightfold Noble Path

Meditation

 

44

Studying Buddhism in
American Colleges

Prof. Linda Pankower

 
 
 
 

45

Buddhism and Psychology

Tapping into the Jewel Together

46

Social Action: Bodhisattva
Spirit of Compassion for Others

Peof. Jonathan Watts

47

Buddhism and Science

Rev. Clyde Whitworth

48

Social Welfare:
Project Dana of Hawaii

Rev. Clyde Whitworth

 
                 
 


50

Sympathizers or
"Night-stand" Buddhists

Guests: Ms. Nienke Klaver and Mr. Ed Staples

51

Sharing the Teachings
with Others

Yehan Numata's Spirit and Contribution

52

Buddhist Contribution in the Troubled World

Guest: Prof. Sengaku Mayeda

 

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