Introducing the iconography of the Medicine Buddha used to train Tibetan Buddhist medical practitioners , Robert A.F. Thurman explores the foundations of Buddhism and the role of leadership within the Buddha’s non-violent revolutionary philosophy.
Opening with a short history of Buddhist medicine and Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan Science of Healing, Professor Thurman gives a teaching on the Buddhist perspective on leadership for individuals and communities facing conflict and hoping to create sustainable change.
Podcast includes discussions of: the value of creative and humorous rudeness, the role of women’s anger in creating change and an overview of the Buddhist concept of selflessness.
Buddhist Leadership & The Medicine Buddha – Ep. 237 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Podcast Image via www.himalayanart.org.
This week’s episode’s of the Bob Thurman Podcast was brought to you in part through the monthly support of the Tibet House US Membership Community and Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York.
Buddhist Leadership & The Medicine Buddha – Ep. 237 of the Bob Thurman Podcast is an excerpt from University of Richmond’s Jepson Leadership Forum talk “Conflict Between and Within: A Buddhist Perspective” in 2014.
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The songs “Trance Tibet” & ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge is used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.
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