The Three Jewels of Buddhism in India, China & Tibet – Ep. 320
Bob Thurman Podcast | Buddhas Have More Fun!
by Robert A.F. Thurman
18h ago
Opening with a discussion of the disappearance of Buddhism in India, Robert Thurman gives a teaching on the history of the Buddhist community and the flowering of the Buddha’s teachings in Tibet. This podcast includes an extended discussion on the influence of China and Chinese Communism upon Buddhism in Tibet and on Tibetan culture. “Robert Thurman’s Basic Buddhism is a collective series of five lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or the enlightenment ..read more
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Tara & Women in the Buddhist Sangha – Ep. 319
Bob Thurman Podcast | Buddhas Have More Fun!
by Robert A.F. Thurman
1w ago
Opening with a discussion of the goddess Tara, Robert Thurman gives a teaching on the differences between Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and the role and place of women in the early Buddhist Sangha, the community of followers of the Buddha and his teachings. This podcast includes an extended discussion of the symbolism of the Wheel of Dharma and the value of developing selflessness on the spiritual path. “Robert Thurman’s Basic Buddhism is a collective series of five lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha as the teacher ..read more
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Sangha & The Wheel of Dharma: Buddhism 101 – Ep. 318
Bob Thurman Podcast | Buddhas Have More Fun!
by Robert A.F. Thurman
2w ago
Opening with a discussion of the symbolism of the wheel of Dharma, Robert Thurman gives a teaching on the three jewels of Buddhism, focusing on the community of followers of Buddha and his teachings, known as the Sangha. “Robert Thurman’s Basic Buddhism is a collective series of five lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or the enlightenment reality itself, and the Sangha as the historical and current community of learners seeking to become Buddhas.” -Te ..read more
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Bliss, Tantra & Selflessness: Buddhism 101 – Ep. 317
Bob Thurman Podcast | Buddhas Have More Fun!
by Robert A.F. Thurman
3w ago
Opening with a discussion of selflessness, Robert Thurman gives a teaching on the nature of Buddhist Tantra and the central roles of reason, bliss and meditation in constructing a positive self identity in order to develop one’s own Buddha nature, free of suffering and ignorance. “Robert Thurman’s Basic Buddhism is a collective series of five lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or the enlightenment reality itself, and the Sangha as the historical and c ..read more
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Understanding Tantra, Zen & Vajrayana: Buddhism 101 – Ep. 316
Bob Thurman Podcast | Buddhas Have More Fun!
by Robert A.F. Thurman
1M ago
Opening with a definition of Buddha-lands, Robert Thurman gives a teaching on Buddhist Tantra and its interrelationship with Zen, Vajrayana, and all other schools of Buddhism. “Robert Thurman’s Basic Buddhism is a collective series of five lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or enlightenment itself, and the Sangha as the historical and current community of learners seeking to become Buddhas.” -Text From Better Listen Basic Buddhism This episode is an e ..read more
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Vipassana & Samatha Meditation Under The Jewel Tree of Tibet – Ep. 315
Bob Thurman Podcast | Buddhas Have More Fun!
by Robert A.F. Thurman
1M ago
Opening with an extended “Jewel Tree of Tibet” guided meditation, Robert Thurman gives a teaching on using Vipassana and transcendent intelligence to understand the role of philosophical thought in Buddhism. This episode concludes with an in-depth discussion of Vipassana (Insight) & Samatha (Calm Abiding) meditation methods for those of all backgrounds and traditions. “Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a wish-fulfilling jewel tree for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings. This path to enlightenment, it is taught, requires more ..read more
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Tibet House US | Menla Conversation with Lorna Byrne – Ep. 314
Bob Thurman Podcast | Buddhas Have More Fun!
by Robert A.F. Thurman
1M ago
Opening with a recommendation of “Angels in My Hair” by Lorna Byrne, Robert Thurman sits down with its author for a far-ranging discussion of faith, angels, materialism, climate change and the power of positive thinking and prayer. This podcast includes: a discussion of the commonalities of all faiths and religions, an in-depth exploration of the divine beings and protectors found in Christian and Buddhist traditions, and a heart-opening dialogue on love, the soul, the afterlife, and the non-dual nature of reality. The episode concludes with an extended discussion of guardian angels and a guid ..read more
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Understanding Karma & Causality in Vajrayana: Buddhism 101 – Ep. 313
Bob Thurman Podcast | Buddhas Have More Fun!
by Robert A.F. Thurman
1M ago
Opening with a discussion of idolatry and Buddhist ethics, Robert Thurman gives a teaching on karma and the causality of action as understood in Tibetan and Vajrayana Buddhism. This episode includes a short history of Buddhist ethics and schools across Asia and the establishment and development of Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet. “Robert Thurman’s Basic Buddhism is a collective series of five lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or enlightenment itself, and ..read more
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Thanksgiving and the Power of Compassion for All Beings – Ep. 312
Bob Thurman Podcast | Buddhas Have More Fun!
by Robert A.F. Thurman
2M ago
In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman shares his Thanksgiving message and gives a powerful teaching on how compassion for all beings can transform one's relationship to the mind, heart, the environment and all situations. Opening with a brief history of the original Thanksgiving festivals in Plymouth, this episode includes a deep dive into the nature of compassion from a Buddhist perspective and a call to action to develop wisdom and kindness in everyday life no matter what one's background, faith or tradition might be ..read more
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Transcendent Wisdom, The Root of Liberation: Jewel Tree of Tibet – Ep. 311
Bob Thurman Podcast | Buddhas Have More Fun!
by Robert A.F. Thurman
2M ago
In this episode Robert Thurman details the concept of emptiness, giving a teaching on the power of the mind to develop transcendent wisdom in order to understand reality as it is using critical thinking, debate, direct experience and meditation. This podcast includes discussions of: the scientific nature of the Buddha’s teachings, the illusion-like nature of the appearance of reality, the three types of wisdom (wisdom born of learning, critical reflection, and meditative insight), and an explanation of the differences between Objective Selflessness and Subjective Selflessness. Thurman conclude ..read more
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