Religions of Ancient India

This is a short extract from a lecture given by Dr Naomi Appleton on the first/second-year undergraduate course Religions of Ancient India in spring 2020. Get a taste for what it is like to attend a lecture in the largest lecture room in New College, and learn a bit about some basic teachings, especially the four noble truths.

Click here to view ‘The Buddha’s first sermon’ – lecture extract, directly on Media Hopper Create


In this next short video, Naomi Appleton tells the story of the sick boy Vadika, the sixth story of the Indian Buddhist narrative collection known as the Avadanasataka. For a full translation see her book Many Buddhas, One Buddha (Sheffield: Equinox, 2020).

Click here to view ‘The Sick Boy from the Avadanasataka’ video directly on Media Hopper Create


Header Image: Large Buddha statue in Buddha Park, Ravangla, by Subhrajyoti07 on Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA