Force For Good : Buddhist Sciences – 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.

In this podcast Professor Thurman discusses how the Buddha’s insight and resulting teachings were scientific in nature and can be applied to complex relationships + situations in our busy modern world.

This special 108th podcast includes a retelling of the life of Prince Siddhartha, his act of renunciation within it’s spiritual, social & religious context and a special message of gratitude to podcast listeners.

Force For Good : Buddhist Sciences - Ep. 108 of the Bob Thurman Podcast by Robert AF ThurmanThis podcast is an excerpt from the Force For Good Class “The Samaññaphala Sutta : The Fruits of the Homeless Life” held at Tibet House US in New York City Winter 2016.

A Force For Good’ is a Tibet House US course to further the Dalai Lama’s contemporary world initiatives, from His Holiness’ American Institute of Buddhist Studies and Mind & Life Institute science dialogues (Universe in a Single Atom) and His creation of Abhidharma 2.0 through the “Science for Monks” programs, his “secular ethics” (Ethics for the New Millennium and Beyond Religion), His nonviolent approach to conflict resolution, including His Nobel Peace Laureate activities to seek dialogue and a win-win reconciliation with China in the face of the ongoing ethnicidal policies in Tibet (Freedom in Exile and Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama) & along with his emphasis on positive activism (A New Reality: Charter of Universal Responsibility).

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To listen to the continuation of this Force For Good class visit: Ananda, Jivaka + Devadatta : Buddha’s Entourage – Episode 164.

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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.

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