||Philosophical Journey (2:21) -- Types of Buddhism (3:46) -- Nalanda University (2:43) -- Knowledge and Ignorance (2:07) -- Science of Buddhism (3:24) -- Buddhist Scholarship (2:28) -- Buddhist University Tradition (2:13) -- Buddhism's Arrival in Tibet (3:28) -- Tibetan Written Language (2:54) -- Logic Tradition (3:12) -- Popularizing Buddhism (3:44) -- Knowledge Development (2:58) -- Evolution of Consciousness (3:13) -- Debate Tradition (2:42) -- Eastern Concept of Religion (2:06) -- Indian Spiritual Tradition (2:12) -- Guru and Chela Relationship (2:28) -- Credits: Indian Roots of Tibetan Buddhism (0:35)
||In 1991, Buddhist expert and art historian Benoy K Behl photographed the Ajanta paintings in India, an experience that inspired him to explore the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia. In this film, he focuses on Tibetan Buddhist ideas and practices that were developed in the University of Nalanda. Study at medieval monastic universities in Eastern India was based not upon faith but on logic and pursuit of truth and knowledge through intellectual thought, discussion and debate. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other experts speak about the Indian roots of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, including developing a Tibetan written language to facilitate the transfer of knowledge in the 7th century. The documentary includes a discussion of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist art.
|General note||Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 22, 2015.|
|Access restriction||Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.|
|Credits||Written and directed by Benoy K Behl.|
|Interest grade level
||10 & up.
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, July 3, 2015).|
|Issued in other form||digital transfer of (manifestation): Benoy K Behl Films, 2014.|
|Publisher number||86488 Films Media Group|