Saints and Miracles : Tilopa, Marpa & Milarepa – Ep. 48

In this podcast Professor Thurman shares the stories of great sinners transforming into great saints, of work-ability of the human mind and preciousness of human life. The miracle stories will go well with your celebratory New Year dinner!

Opening this podcast with an introduction to the Buddhist perspective human nature and on the individual’s ability to transform themselves ethically through understanding and selfless compassion.

Podcast includes an exploration of the Tibetan saints (Bodhisattvas) Tilopa, Marpa & Milarepa lineage, the Six Yoga of Naropa, the use of channel grounds as meditative tools and a short history of Buddhist oral teaching traditions.

Includes a recommendation of the 100,000 Songs of Milarepa which features the mystical, supra-normal and psychic stories of the Tibetan hemit yogi whom Henry Miller called “the St. Francis of Tibet” by Robert A.F. Thurman.

Saints and Miracles – Ep. 48 of the Bob Thurman Podcast was recorded on November 24, 2015 in a class taught by Professor Thurman at Columbia University.


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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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