Cool Heroism & The Great Re-Thinking – Ep. 238

Using the teachings of the historical Buddha, Nagarjuna and Shantideva, Robert A.F. Thurman elaborates the concept of cool heroism and the yoga of practical non-violence passed down from India and Tibet.

Opening with a humorous introduction to the non-violent teachings of Gandhi and the Buddhist perspective on theism, Professor Thurman gives an explanation of his concept of cool heroes, Inner Cool Revolutions, giving examples of cool heroism from recent history and modern politics.

Podcast includes a discussion of the value and place of anger in creating change, an overview of the Buddhist concept of selflessness and a guided meditation on the equal exchange of self and other.

Cool Heroism & The Great Re-Thinking - Ep. 238 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Podcast Image via www.himalayanart.org.

Cool Heroism & The Great Re-Thinking – Ep. 238 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.

Cool Heroism & The Great Re-Thinking – Ep. 238 of the Bob Thurman Podcast is an excerpt from The Great Re-thinking Prophets Conference talk “Cool Heroism : Response to Our Crisis of Violence” by Robert A.F. Thurman, recorded in Oxford, England

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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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