Sunday, November 12, 2017

How The Prince became the Buddha

Here's an excellent ten minute clip form the Asian Art Museum.  Museum Storyteller Leta Bushyhead explains how a prince became the Buddha using the museum's Buddhist art.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Confucianism: Bettany Hughes & Huston Smith

Here are two good introductions to Confucianism. The first comes from Bettany Hughes' series, Genius of the Ancient World. Hughes examines the lives of Socrates, Confucius, and the Buddha.

The second video comes from Bill Moyer's Series, the Wisdom of Faith. Huston Smith discusses the main idea of Confucianism in the nine minute clip.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Awesome Hindu Infographic

Here is an awesome infographic that I found on Imgur about Hinduism that includes the four major traditions (Shavism, Shaktism, Smarta, and Aishnavism), types of worship, and common terms.
ELI5: Hinduism Infographic

Monday, October 2, 2017

Zoroastrianism: Introductory Clips

Here are two good introductory videos to Zoroastrianism and a longer documentary. The first clip comes from Morgan Freeman's series, The Story of God, and the second clip comes from Seeker Daily (formerly TestTube). 

The third is not a clip but a documentary from the History Channel called Iran, People of the Flame.





Sunday, October 1, 2017

BBC IWonder: Reaching Nirvana

Teaching Buddhism? Here historian, Bettany Hughes, explains how the Buddha finally reached enlightenment for BBC IWonder.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Socio-Economic Impact of Religion in the US

Brian Grim, a professor at Georgetown University, bursts the stereotype that religions do not contribute to society.

In the short clip below, he notes that religions in the United States contribute more than $1.2 trillion to our economy and society.

Buddhists, Sikhs, Muslims, Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and Muslims with their congregations, charities and schools combine to make that contribution. They do it through education, job training, charity, child care, and social events.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Domes & Minarets: A Three Minute Tour

Studying Islamic  art and architecture?

Here's a terrific three minute exploration of domes and minarets from Egypt Tours and Travel. The clip shows images of both traditional and modern domes and minarets of different mosques.