The Life of the Buddha

Our first Winter Thursday Night Class offers
Here are my notes for our first evening together:

Here are my notes for our first evening together: Siddhartha Gautama:  his birth, early life, up to his renunciation               

LTB1 January 10 2019

Our Thursday Night Dharma Classes during January and February focus on The Life and Teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha as They Relate to Us in 2019.  My hope is that our classes and discussions will prompt you to explore the life of the Buddha in more detail.  Below are resources that you might find of interest in your study.  I will continue to add resources in the coming days.

Ven. Piyadassi, Thera. The Buddha:  His Life and Teachings.

Ven. Narrada, Mahathera  The Buddha and His Teachings

Ven. Nanamoli, Bhikkhu, trans., The Life of the Buddha.

Walpola Rahula, What the Buddha Taught.

Sir Edwin Arnold  Light of Asia .

Hajime Nakamura  Gotama Buddha  Volume 1 
  A Biography Based on the Most Reliable Texts
Hajime Nakamura  Gotama Buddha  Volume 2 
A Biography Based on the Most Reliable Texts

Bhikkhu Bodhi     In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon.

Bhikkhu Bodhi trans., The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya

Rewata Dhamma,  The First Discourse of the Buddha.

Elizabeth Wray et al. Ten Lives of the Buddha

Karen Armstrong   Buddha

Deepak Chopra.  The Buddha, a Story of Enlightenment

Thich Nhat Hanh  Living Buddha. Living Christ

Herman Hesse   Siddharta

Ven. Kusala Bhikkhu’s website, Urban Dharma., is a rich resourceful information about the Buddha and Buddhist scriptures, as well as reflections on living the Buddhist life in 2019.  In particular may I recommend:

A Sketch of the Buddha’s Life

PBS Documentary  The Buddha