Buddhism 101: How to Walk Easily Over Rough Ground

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Douglas Gentile
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Eric S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781632518569
  • Check Catalog

These lectures are one of the hidden gems available on Hoopla

This is a series of nineteen 25-minute lectures by Douglas Gentile, who is a psychology professor and researcher at Iowa State University.  He is also a practicing Buddhist monk from the Zen tradition. Over the course of these lectures, Gentile does a good job of conveying complex and profound Buddhist concepts in a manner which is understandable to a lay audience.  I especially liked the way he interweaves personal anecdotes from his own experience into his talks.

I consider lectures produced by the company, Learn 25, to be one of  the hidden gems available on CADL’s Hoopla digital platform. They are definitely a good resource for lifelong learners.

I’ve enjoyed many of them over the past few years on a variety of topics.  Currently, there are just over 500 lecture titles available to listeners.  Topics include Catholicism, Christianity, history, psychology, spirituality, wellness, world religions, and more.