Team of Rivals : Buddhism & Vajra Politics – Ep. 236

Exploring the landscape of modern democracy as it relates to the election of American presidents through extended primary processes, Robert A.F. Thurman gives a teaching on the need for cooperation between candidates and what a team of rivals would look like.

Using the New York Times opinion piece by Thomas L. Friedman “Dems, You Can Defeat Trump in a Landslide” as a starting point, Professor Thurman opens this week’s episode with an overview of his “Dream Team Cabinet” Call to action and the responsibility laid out in the Buddha’s philosophy of wisdom, compassion and skillful means.

Podcast includes: an exploration of the impact of translated language upon modern understanding of Buddhism, a discussion of Buddhist ethics and of the “Eight Fold Path”.

"Bonfire" Team of Rivals : Buddhism & Vajra Politics - Ep. 236 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Image by Tenzing Rigdol.

Team of Rivals : Buddhism & Vajra Politics – Ep. 236 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Image by Tenzing Rigdol.

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.

Team of Rivals : Buddhism & Vajra Politics – Ep. 236 of the Bob Thurman Podcast was recorded at the home of Robert & Nena Thurman in Upstate New York, March 2020.

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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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