Buddhist Inner Sciences 101: Chakras – Ep. 123
In this podcast Professor Thurman & Richard Freeman discuss interdependence, the need for compassion for self & others before detailing the subtle energetic system of the nervous system known in the yoga tradition as the chakras.
Using references to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Maz Kantana, The Kalachakra Tantra, Wilhelm Reich & Freud’s Primal Scene Professor Thurman guides an exploration of the chakra system, psychonauts & yogic practices focusing on the central channel.
“Inner science focuses on the soul, spirit, and mind as embodied in the physical body in its environment. It is not simply a name for religious mind control through belief and ritual. It develops various theories but is primarily an experimental science, proceeding by contemplative observation of the mind, senses, emotions, and intellectual faculties. Its laboratory is the mind-body complex itself, as well as the whole range of mental states experienced in waking, dreaming, sleep, meditative trance, and even out-of-body, virtual reality situations. Its technology is yoga, the yoking of conscious attention to empirical exploration, transformative discovery, and healing modification.” Robert Thurman
“Buddhist Inner Sciences 101: Chakras” is apart of the Buddhist Inner Sciences 101 Podcast Series taken from the Bob Thurman & Tibet House US archives which are intended to provide an introduction to the yogic, meditative & theoretical practices of the tradition. These recordings are intended to be general overviews & one should be studying with a qualified teacher before attempting or engaging in the practices.
Recorded on July 4th, 2016 at ‘Buddha & The Yogis Retreat’ with Robert Thurman, Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor at Menla in Phoenicia, New York.
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The songs “Trance Tibet” & ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge are used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.