Meeting Vimalakīrti- Ep 29

In this episode, Professor Thurman reads the first chapter of Vimalakirti, which he translated and has been teaching for nearly forty years. Thurman illuminates the meaning of the text, the historical context, and the various possible translations of important words and concepts that elucidate the Mahayana teaching.

Meeting Vimalakīrti- Episode Twenty Nine of the Bob Thurman Podcast via Wikimedia.

Meeting Vimalakīrti- Episode Twenty Nine of the Bob Thurman Podcast via Wikimedia.

This episode was recorded on July 23, 2015 at the “Hiking in the Catskills with Vimalakirti & Friends” retreat held at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York.

This week’s episode’s of the Bob Thurman Podcast was brought to you in part through the support of the Tibet House US Membership Community and Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York and Tibet House Delhi.

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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.

Podcast Extra

The Holy Teaching of Vimalakīrti

This book presents the major teachings of Mahāyāna Buddhism in a precise, dramatic, and even humorous form. For two millennia this Sūtra, called the “jewel of theMahāyāna Sūtras,” has enjoyed immense popularity among Mahāyāna Buddhists …

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