The Harvard of Ancient times• Students at Taxila university learned archery, horse riding, elephant riding, philosophy, defence sciences, grammar, religion, law• No examinations!• Students finished when the teacher said they were done• Taxila became a great center of Buddhist learning after the time of Ashoka
Famous students Jivaka The Buddha’s doctor Father of Thai massage
King Pasenadi The Buddha’s number one sponsor. Without him, Buddhism would not have survived.
King Bimbisara The Jain king of Magadha He gave his kingdom to the Buddha
Map of ancient India Taxila was far from the Buddha’s home He may have learned many new ideas there
Zarathustra/Zoroaster He lived around the same time as the Buddha His ideas about good and evil may have influenced Buddhism
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