Accelerating Evolution with Kindness: Redefining Retreats – Ep. 125
Recorded on July 4th Independence Day Robert Thurman discusses the history of the American Holiday, Spiritual Evolution, Constitutional Monarchies, Mass incarceration, Thomas Jefferson’s Second Inaugural Address, Summer & the tradition of going on retreat within Buddhism.
In this podcast Professor Thurman calls on the listener to re-examine the concept of a spiritual retreat by understanding it’s context within a modern materialistic language of advancement.
“Becoming Enlightened is like graduating but the school, it is the school of reality, the different kinds of reality: the illusionary reality that is not really what it seems to be then there is the real reality which luckily we were been told by those who claimed to have attained it, attain knowledge of it, direct experience it of is blissful, is happiness or freedom from suffering.”
Robert AF Thurman
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