Force For Good Buddhist Science – Ep 108

A Special Losar (Tibetan New Year) Podcast celebrating the Fire Bird/Phoenix year with a detailed introduction to the Buddhist Sciences + the secular nature of the Historical Buddha’s teachings.

Includes a retelling of the life of Prince Siddhartha & his act of renunciation within it’s spiritual, social & religious context.

Recorded at the Tibet House US Dalai Lama’s Force For Good Teacher Training Class on the Samannaphala Sutta from the Dighanikaya, a prime source for the Pali Vipassana tradition in New York City, Sept 2016 & is apart of the THUS member archive.

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Thangka from ‘Tangkas Today: Masterpieces from the Dharmapala Thangka Center of Kathmandu‘ by Karsang Lama on display at Tibet House US March 10-May 11, 2017.

The song ‘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.

To learn about this year’s Force For Good Series, Tenzin Choegyal’s appearance at the Tibet House US Benefit Concert & ongoing exhibitions please visit:

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