The Buddha’s core teachings call for a series of revolutions in the individual’s perspective which then affect the surrounding community, culture & society in what Professor Thurman defines as a cool revolution.
This podcast explores the themes of awakening consciousness, spiritual activism, transformative medicine of Buddha, facing wide ranging crises in our human condition today and the inner revolution.
“The tradition of nonviolence, optimism, concern for the individual, and unconditional compassion that developed in Tibet is the culmination of a slow inner revolution, a cool one, hard to see, that began 2,500 years ago with the Buddha’s insight about the end of suffering. What I have learned from these people has forever changed my life, and I believe their culture contains an inner science particularly relevant to the difficult time in which we live.”
Robert AF Thurman via Infinite Life
This podcast is an excerpt the Bob Thurman archives 2006 dialog with Ashok Gangadean from Global Lens called ‘Infinite Life: The Inner Revolution’.
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Cool & Inner Revolutions episode podcast is apart of the ‘Buddhism 101’ Series using classic teachings from Robert Thurman to elucidate basic concepts of the tradition.
Infinite Life demonstrates that our every action has infinite consequences for ourselves and others, here and now and after we are gone. He introduces the Seven Paths to reconstructing body and mind carefully in order …