Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vishvapani discusses his new book 'Gautama Buddha' on the BBC

Vishvapani’s new book ' Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One'  features  in a new episode of the award-winning BBC program All Things Considered, a weekly exploration of religious, spiritual and moral issues.  It’s available for the next two weeks as a podcast from .  His interview starts about ten minutes in and is about 15 minutes long  (in the first ten minutes you’ll hear singer/songwriter Nia Price reflect on her 25 years in the Christian music business).

The programme blurb says “Gautama Buddha and his journey of self discovery is one of the major religious narratives of history - but separating fact from fiction has often been a challenge for his followers.   In this week's programme Peter Baker talks to writer and broadcaster Vishvapani Blomfield who has presented his own view in a new biography, in which he seeks to define the truth about the life and teachings of this seminal cultural figure”.

There's a number of reviews of the book appearing on Amazon, and the book itself should be available from all Triratna bookshops and other stores.  

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