The BBC Radio 4 program, Beyond Belief debates exploring the place of religion and faith in today's complex world.
In this episode Ernie Rea explores the relationship between religion and depression with expert guests: Sabnum Dharamsi, a Muslim; Dr John Swinton, a Christian; and Ed Halliwell, a Buddhist who is a writer and mindfulness teacher, based in Sussex. He is co-author of the Mindful Manifesto.
Buddha should be in the boardroom
boardroom. She explains what CEOs need to learn about the tenets of Buddhism to make their businesses thrive while being sustainable.
Shintoism and Buddhism
A religion without gods, scriptures or a founder, Shinto is perhaps better described as a system of belief. Central to it is the idea of kami, spirits or deities associated with places, people and things. Shinto shrines are some of the most prominent features of the landscape in Japan, where over 100 million people - most of the population - count themselves as adherents.
Since its emergence as a distinct religion many centuries ago, Shinto has happily coexisted with Buddhism; in fact, adherents often practise both simultaneously. Although it has changed considerably in the face of political upheaval and international conflict, it remains one of the most significant influences on Japanese culture.
Aung San Suu Kyi's Second Reith Lecture
Reith Lecture series. 'Securing Freedom'.
Reflecting on the history of her own party, the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, examines the meaning of opposition and dissident. She also explains her reasons for following the path of non-violence.
Aung San Suu Kyi Delivers Reith Lecture
Evil and the Self
We're All in this Together?
Keeping it topical, here's a talk on Buddhist economics by Kavyasiddhi.
"All in this together - is it time for a Buddhist economics?"
From the BBC Radio 4 series "A History of the World in a Hundred Objects", "Empire Builders (300 BC - 1 AD) Pillar of Ashoka" - Neil MacGregor on the life and legacy of the great Indian Buddhist ruler Ashoka.
Bhikkhuni ordinations"). This one is called "The Buddhist Approach To World Conflict"
And another, by Ajahn Brahm "Buddhism and Atheism"