Buddhism 101: Defining Enlightenment – Ep 101

The discovery of the historical Buddha not only posited the nature of reality but put forth a systematic method for individuals & society to transform themselves through enlightenment. In this podcast Professor Thurman introduces & elaborates the idea of enlightenment using Tibetan History as a lens.

This podcast is apart of the ‘Buddhism 101’ Series using classic teachings from the Robert Thurman archive to elucidate basic concepts of the tradition.

This recording is an excerpt from the ‘Pathways to the Spirit’ Series Talk given to Trinity College in 1998.

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

A vibrant, accessible introduction to the heart of Tibetan Buddhism through its own rich literature from "the most visible and charismatic exponent of Tibetan Buddhism" (Roger Kamenetz, New York Times Magazine). Expertly and lucidly surveying the basic …