The Mythic Context

Required Reading: 

Subhuti's paper Re-Imagining the Buddha

and you might like to listen to his talk The Five Aspects of Dharma Life - Spiritual Receptivity, available on freebuddhistaudio.com.

 

Background reading - Sangharakshita: Precious Teachers
Background reading - Sangharakshita: Wisdom Beyond Words p. 183-194 ('The Greater Mandala')
Background reading - Kulananda: Teachers of Enlightenment