Returning to the Basics
This past four months, OBU has added no new courses or bibliographies to the site. The first third of 2022 has, however, seen:
- a new Buddhism 101 Course completely redesigned from the ground up featuring lectures by 11 different teachers and 10 newly added books.
- four new external courses added to our course catalog on: the Tibetan Language, Human Biology, Shin Buddhism and Modern Poetry
- and hundreds of new items added to the library, including some new favorites:
A classic, 1970s documentary about the monks at Ajahn Chah’s forest monastery in Thailand.
An American woman raised in a Buddhist commune reimagines what childhood could be in the post-modern West.
The images in this glossy art book serve well as inspiration, but the book is also a superb introduction to the history of the Mahāyāna.
A conversation about depression and human frailty and the political implications of our mortality.
An enthusiastically personal textbook about how to live in an interconnected, multicultural world.
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Wishing you all the best in your Dharma journey,
Chief Librarian @ The Open Buddhist University