Tag: "Why the Dalai Lama Matters"

Save The World: Protest, Reform & Revolutions – Ep. 146

Providing a history of Non-Violent & Violent Revolutions Robert AF Thurman discusses the Buddhist perspective on messianic millenarianism on the eve of Barrack Obama’s election as the 44th President of the United States. Using “A Beginner’s Guide to Changing the World” by Isabel Losada as a staring point Professor Thurman highlights the value of re-framing one’s… Read more »

A Guru: A Boss Or A Friend? – Ep 60

The Indian word “guru” means “heavy” in Sanskrit, reflecting an understanding from the Indian society of Buddha’s time, in which the guru figure was an authority or a father figure. Buddha challenged this understanding by undercutting the role of a teacher as an authority figure and by refusing to present himself as such an authority…. Read more »

Buddhism and Non-Violence – Ep 51

In this podcast Professor Robert AF Thurman shares his knowledge of the history of non-violence & Buddhism and their influence on the social and ethical development in the countries where The Buddha’s Teachings have taken root. He talks about mainstream Buddhist societies and counter-cultural Buddhist societies, both of which become devoted to non-violence. This episode… Read more »

Visionary Man of Peace: An Interview with Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama should certainly be included in any international register of the ten most influential living people in the world, much more so than many heads of state. In addition to each of the many honors he has received, he has personally met, impressed, and touched the heart of kings and queens, prime ministers,… Read more »

Buddhist Inner Sciences : Revealing Your Rainbow Body – Ep. 25

Yuthok Nyingthig is the most important practice for Tibetan medicine healing practitioners. The practice of Yuthok Nyingthig helps reveal the rainbow body that is each person’s natural state. Professor Thurman discusses the meaning of empowerment, tantra, and why the rainbow body of natural bliss and happiness is such an important teaching for our modern world…. Read more »

Man Of Peace Graphic Novel: Illustrated Life of HH Dalai Lama

The story of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the world’s foremost proponent of peace and nonviolence, as depicted in this full-color graphic novel, tells in its second and third parts of his educational training in childhood to ascend to the height of Buddhist learning and the political leadership of Tibet. He attains maturity and bodhisattvic power just… Read more »

Why The Dalai Lama Matters As The Leader of the Tibetans

The Dalai Lama continues to inspire restraint and nonviolence among the Tibetan youth in exile and all the Tibetans in Tibet, in spite of their mounting frustration at the lack of progress made in achieving economic self-sufficiency, religious freedom, and human and other rights due to the Chinese government’s oppressive and destructive policies. Dalai Lama… Read more »

Why the Dalai Lama Matters

The suppression of Tibet’s cultural heritage has the potential to set a precedent for all oppressed peoples of the world. Perched on the top of the world. changes in Tibet’s ecosystem affect the entire global climate. And, most importantly, Tibet is the spiritual and physical home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to which he… Read more »