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

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

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

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...