Pilgrimage: Psychosis, Mosquitoes + Compassion – Ep. 163

Guiding a meditation and a traditional Dharma teaching from “the happiest place on earth” Professor Thurman begins this two part podcast discussing the Buddha’s insight into the psychosis at the heart the suffering of individuals, groups and in society as a whole.

Recounting the Dalai Lama‘s teaching on his personal experiences with the ethics of showing compassion for mosquitoes given to a panel of scientists Professor Thurman humorously elucidates the concept of Abhidharma– the categories of Buddhist scriptures, ontology and theories of consciousness within the framework of the theory of spiritual salvation.

Second part of this podcast includes an extended guided meditation on compassion recorded outdoors surrounded by Bhutan’s unique audio soundscape of birds, wind and dynamic citizens.

This podcast was recorded during the Tibet House US + GeoEx Trip lead by Robert AF Thurman and Brent Olsen to Bhutan in January, 2012.

“Pilgrimage : Psychosis, Mosquitoes + Compassion – Ep. 163 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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“Pilgrimage : Psychosis, Mosquitoes + Compassion – Ep. 163 of the Bob Thurman Podcast” Photo by Christopher Michel, Used with permission.

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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