History of Buddhism: Video


If you’re interested in the history and spread of Buddhism, this video is quite good. It’s a one-hour lecture by Lewis Lancaster, Professor Emeritus, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley.

Also, if you haven’t been watching The Story of India on PBS, you’re missing a great series. It’s not focused on Buddhism (except for the second episode), but of course the history of Buddhism is woven throughout the history of India.



3 responses

  1. Dr. Lancaster is now the President of the University of the West, a Buddhist University run by Hsi Lai Temple in Southern California. Thanks for posting this, Dr. Lancaster is one of the few academics that has focused on Korean Buddhism, along with Dr. Robert Buswell and Dr. Charles Muller.