Buddha’s Speech : Exploring Buddhist Sutras – Ep. 217

In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman gives an introduction to the Buddhist system of three higher educations or trainings using the “Heart Sutra” as a portal to unpacking the differences between sutra and tantra in an easy to understand manner for those of all traditions.

Podcast includes a discussion of the value and place of cognitive dissonance within meditation, a short history of the oral, written and esoteric traditions of Buddhism and an exploration of the the wisdom and compassion teachings found throughout Buddhist sutra and tantra.

Episode concludes with a reading of the work of Hilda “H.D.” Doolittle by Gary Gach.

Buddha's Speech : Exploring Buddhist Sutra - Ep. 217 Image by Tenzing Rigdol.

Buddha’s Speech : Exploring Buddhist Sutras – Ep. 217 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Image by Tenzing Rigdol.

Gary Gregory Gach is an author, translator, and editor living in San Francisco. A dynamic speaker and teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism his works include the anthology “What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop” and the forthcoming “Pause Breathe Smile – Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation is Not Enough”.

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.

Buddha’s Speech : Exploring Buddhist Sutras – Ep. 217 of the Bob Thurman Podcast is excerpted from a series of talks given during the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Russia, recorded in Riga, Latvia, 2018.

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The songs “Trance Tibet” & ‘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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