Land of the Thunder Dragon – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

Archive recording from the Geo Ex and Tibet House US Membership Community Trip Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon led by Robert A.F. Thurman and Brent Olson in 2014.

Robert A.F. Thurman in this archive discusses how pilgrimage combined with study of Buddhist Philosophy can help anyone encounter the bliss at the core of his mind transformation practices and leads a guided meditation.

Using the colorful depictions of the Padmasambhava, Pema Lingpa and Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel Professor Thurman explains the role of meditation deities in Tibetan Buddhism, the different understandings of Iconography and of Idolatry that Western and Eastern viewers hold.

Includes a short history of Bhutan, it’s relationship to it’s neighbor Tibet, a teaching on the difference between being a pilgrim and being a tourist, and how the use of Inner and Outer pilgrimages can help one understand the interconnected nature of reality.

Recording includes basic instructions on using the breath to develop one pointed concentration and a guided Jewel Tree Meditation for those of all traditions.

Land of the Thunder Dragon - Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives Photo by Brent Olsen.Land of the Thunder Dragon – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives Photo of Karma Ura’s paintings at Dochu La Temple by Brent Olson.

This episode was recorded in Bhutan as part of the Geographic Expedition called “Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon” led by Professor Thurman in April, 2014.

“Land of the Thunder Dragon – Podcast Bonus” of the Bob Thurman Podcast” is apart of the “Buddhist Pilgrimage Series” using field recordings of Robert AF Thurman and friends from his global docent tours benefiting the work of Tibet House US.

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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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