Origins of Buddhism
Lecture no. 19 from the course: Foundations of Eastern Civilization
Taught by Professor Craig G. Benjamin | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Take another excursion away from East Asia—this time to explore the Indian origins of Buddhism. Learn about the gods of the Indus civilization, the origins of the caste system, and the emergence of new religions in the 5th and 6th centuries B.C.E. After studying the life of Siddhartha Gautama, you’ll survey the key beliefs and practices of Buddhism.