Buddhism 101: Preciousness of Human Life – Ep 103

The historical Buddha taught that human life is precious and in this podcast Professor Thurman defines & elaborates this theme as taught by the Buddhists of Tibet.

This podcast is apart of the ‘Buddhism 101’ Series using classic teachings from Robert Thurman 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.

Image by Matjaz Krivic from the Tibet House US Exhibition “Silent Spaces” on Display through March 2017.

The Central Philosophy of Tibet

This is the first full study, translation, and critical annotation of the Essence of True Eloquence by Jey Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), universally acknowledged as the greatest Tibetan philosopher. Robert Thurman's translation and introduction present a …


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