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Cultivating Compassion : Robert A.F. Thurman | Wildmind Interview Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Cultivating Compassion : Robert A.F. Thurman | Wildmind

I want to open by quoting Einstein’s wonderful statement, just so people will feel at ease that the great scientist of the 20th century also agrees with us, and also calls us to this action. “A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, the ‘universe,’ — a part limited in time… Read more »

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Buddhism As Education : Robert A.F. Thurman | Ikeda Center

The essence of the human being is that it is a form of life that has the opportunity to evolve to a new state of being — a non-egotistical, enlightened state of being. This is why Buddhism invented the institution of monasticism : the monastic lifestyle is the least cumbersome for an individual. You have… Read more »

Fear The Right Thing : Robert A.F. Thurman | Lion’s Roar

We all think that fear is awful and painful, yet the Buddhists — the master psychologists for thousands of years—don’t include fear in the long list of mental afflictions contained in the Abhidharma, the core teachings on Buddhist psychology. Anger is mentioned. Impatience is mentioned. Many other familiar afflictions are mentioned. But not fear. I’ve… Read more »

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WAMC Book Show Man Of Peace Interview with Joe Donahue

In this WAMC Bookshow Interview Joe Donahue & Professor Thurman discuss the Tibet House US Graphic Novel “Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama” which presents the inside story, delving into his amazing life and vision, in the high tension of the military occupation of Tibet and the ongoing genocide of… Read more »

Central Philosophy of Tibet: Audio Class

An audio class taught by Prof Robert Thurman at Columbia University, focusing mainly on his book ‘The Central Philosophy of Tibet – a study and translation of Jey Tsong Khapa’s Essence of True Eloquence (tib: drang nges legs bshad snying po)’, but also addressing material in Jey Tsong Khapa’s Ocean of Reasoning (tib: rigs pa’i… Read more »

Danny Fisher Shambhala SunSpace Interview

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West. Prior to his appointment at UWest, he served on the adjunct faculty for Antioch Education Abroad’s Buddhist Studies in India program. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Religion from Denison University and Master of Divinity from… Read more »

Dalai Lama Mother Jones Interview by Robert AF Thurman

When the Dalai Lama Accepted the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global human rights — particularly for his ceaseless efforts to free his country from Chinese rule — he referred to himself as “a simple monk from Tibet.” But His Holiness is also the spiritual and political leader of 6 million Tibetans,… Read more »

On Being Interview with Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman by Krista Tippett

In a conversation filled with laughter and friendship, Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman share much practical wisdom on how we relate to that which makes us feel embattled from without, and from within. I always like to say, “Buddhism is engaged realism.” Because they say that Buddha himself discovered the nature of reality and also… Read more »

Tibetan Culture as World Treasure: Interview with Joe Donahue

In this WAMC Radio Round Table Interview Joe Donahue speaks to Robert A.F. Thurman about Tibet, it’s unique culture & the intellectual treasures the Tibetans preserved from India. Detailing the inner sciences & psychological wisdom found in the Tibetan Tengyur Professor Thurman connects the ancient wisdom to his recent book: Love Your Enemies: How to Break… Read more »

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