Recollecting the Buddha

Recollecting the Buddha

How the Buddha gained Enlightenment … A talk to the Western Buddhist Order Convention 2009 (20 mins). Recollections of the Buddha- Visvapani from Clear Vision Trust on Vimeo. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with...
Book Launch Talks

Book Launch Talks

Five Talks Launching Gautama Buddha, Spring 2011 Searching For the Buddha  – launching ‘Gautama Buddha at the Manchester Buddhist Centre’: how the Buddha discovered nature and changed perceptions of nature among his followers. Imagining Gautama –...
NASACRE Journal

NASACRE Journal

A review by Bruce Gill, Chair of NASACRE: the National Association of Standing Advisory Committees on Religious Education in the NASACRE Journal   From its opening sentences this book convincingly draws the reader into the culture of people and places of the...
Legend & History in the Buddha’s Life

Legend & History in the Buddha’s Life

Here’s Part 1 of an email interview with Will Buckingham of the ThinkBuddha blog about my book, Gautama Buddha: the Life & Teachings of the Awakened One. It explores why I wrote the book and how I approached the distinction between legend and history in the...
Seeking the Buddha in History

Seeking the Buddha in History

The Buddha of history is not the same as the archetypal Buddha, but we can come close to him through the words he left behind and though imagination. This was a keynote talk at the 2011 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention and reveals the Buddha to be a man of humour...
Seeking the Buddha in History

Seeking the Buddha in History

< The Buddha of history is not the same as the archetypal Buddha, but we can come close to him through the words he left behind and though imagination. This article was a keynote talk at the 2011 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention and reveals the Buddha to be a man...
Secular Buddhist

Secular Buddhist

This review of Gautama Buddha: the Life & Teachings of the Awakened One appears on The Secular Buddhist Association website   Gautama Buddha: Man or Myth? by Stephen Schettini Vishvapani Blomfield’s Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One...
AREIAC News

AREIAC News

Dr Joyce Miller reviews “Gautama Buddha” for the Association of Religious Education Inspectors, Advisers and Consultants: AREIAC Newsletter, Autumn, 2011  In this excellent book on the life and teachings of the Buddha, Vishvapani quotes a story to illustrate the...
Solitude, Nature, Politics and the Buddha

Solitude, Nature, Politics and the Buddha

In the second part of this interview with Will Buckingham on the ThinkBuddha blog, we discuss the place of nature in the Buddha’s life, his relationship with politics and the modern resonance of these subjects Read Part 1 | Part 3 of this interview     WB:...
What the Buddha Means … for Me & the World

What the Buddha Means … for Me & the World

Reflections on the experience of writing Gautama Buddha: the Life & Teachings of the Awakened One, and the continuing relevance – and continuing misinterpretations of the Buddha. Part 3 of an email interview with Will Buckingham on the ThinkBuddha blog Part...