Tibetan Buddhism Is Not Really Tibetan – Ep 91
Conventional terms for different types of Buddhism (Japanese, Chinese, American, etc) seem to imply that Buddhism was made in these countries, and that it is a product of Japan or other places. But even “Indian Buddhism” — Professor Thurman explains — is a wrong term, because in Buddha’s time there was no India. . . In this podcast Professor Thurman talks about origination and development of Buddhism through the centuries, about its three vehicles. He calls them “different styles of education/teaching of Buddhism” and coins new translation terms for Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.
This episode is an excerpt from the lecture given at Tibet House US in New York City, September 4, 2013, as part of a Tibetan Buddhism Series.
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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.