Song of Enlightenment : Jankya Rolway Dorje – Ep. 213

Robert A.F. Thurman leads a close line translation of Jankya Rolway Dorje’s poem “Recognition of Mother Voidness” introducing the Buddhist tradition of enlightenment songs and visionary poetics.

Using D.W. Winnocott‘s concept of “good enough mother” Professor Thurman gives a teaching on the radical nature of the Buddha’s teachings and how their insights can provide those of any tradition valuable tools to transform their lives, relationships and the world around them.

This podcast includes: a short biography of the 18th Century teacher to the Qianlong Emperor of China, an introduction to Buddhist emptiness, a discussion of “Big Brothers” in Asian cultures, an overview of the Buddha’s discovery of relativity and how the blissful nature of that discovery informs the poetry of enlightened masters of India and Tibet

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

This podcast is apart of the Buddhist Inner Sciences 101 Podcast Series taken from the Bob Thurman & Tibet House US archives which are intended to provide an introduction to the yogic, meditative & theoretical practices of the tradition. These recordings are intended to be general overviews & one should be studying with a qualified teacher before attempting or engaging in the practices.

Song of Enlightenment : Jankya Rolway Dorje – Ep. 213 of the Bob Thurman Podcast was recorded August 2019.

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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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