• Who Is the Buddha?

  • By: Sangharakshita
  • Narrated by: Jinananda
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-13-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dharma Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (3 ratings)

Regular price: $18.07

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $18.07

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

This is not an ordinary biography of the Buddha. In his characteristically individual manner, Urgyen Sangharakshita - the leading English-born Buddhist teacher and founder of the Triratana Buddhist Community - recounts the known details of the Buddha's life but enriches the story with contemporary relevance.
Unpicking the threads of historical and mythical information, he considers the underlying meaning in terms of 21st-century life - and its effect on personal practice today. The Buddha lived 2,500 years ago in Northeastern India, grew up in a comfortable aristocratic environment, but spent 50 years after his Enlightenment on the road, teaching, inspiring and discoursing - barefoot and with just a robe and a bowl.
But, Sangharakshita argues, we can only really find out 'who is the Buddha' by putting that life in the context of his teachings - suffering, impermanence and insubstantiality; 'actions have consequences'; and a vigorous practice of ethics.
Though his cultural background was so different, Siddhartha Gautama remains an iconic figure in our contemporary world, and increasingly in the West, because even now his life and work have a profound affect on our lives. This is a highly vivid and personal account of the life of the Buddha - 'one who knows, who is awake'.
©1994 Sangharakshita (P)2015 Ukemi Productions Ltd
Show More Show Less
No Reviews are Available

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Stephen Shortall on 07-23-18

Indepth, exhaustive, yet very accessible

Very good narrator. The author outlines everything in an understandable format. Makes the weighty concepts relatable to the ordinary person

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews