RESOURCES

Websites


Buddhism


About Buddhism

Georgetown University: Faith, Ethics, Public Life

Buddhanet Portal Page to Digital Resource

Dharmanet Portal Page of Resources


Articles


Reference article from World Religions Reference Library

Siddhartha Biographical Information

Videos


This documentary is made by filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere. It tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world's greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha's life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer [[#|Prize]] [[#|winning]] poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Beware! It is almost 2 hours long.


Om Mani Padme Hum (Buddhist Chant)



Listen to Some Buddhist Meditation Music




HINDUISM


Hinduism
This link takes you to the Student Resources in Context database. There you'll find numerous resources.

The Heart of Hinduism

Hinduism For Beginners

The Sacred Text of Hindusim

BBC's Guide to Hinduism
This website begins with "Hinduism At Glance", and then has individual sections on "Concepts", "Deites", "Ethics", "History", "Holy Days", "Rites and Rituals", "Texts", and" Worship".

Greening Ganesh
This is a brief, academic journal article about the pollution problems being caused by the festivel for Gabesh, the Hindu god of wisdom.

Hinduism, and Hindu Art and Architecture


Videos


The Hindus believe that all people are born unequal. This belief is actualized in a caste system. In both modern and ancient Hindu society, the lowest caste, known as the Untouchable, are true survivors. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of their existence is their highly unknown and nearly forgotten origin, which occurred perhaps thousands of years ago.







The Caste System- An Introduction (BBC Video)



INDIA


Articles

Indias Caste System
This article in the database Student Resources in Context, appeared in the magazine The Economist. The author explains the caste system and then reviews the debate on whether or not one's caste should be identified in the census.

Videos

Art in India