In this podcast Professor Thurman discusses the concept of the Wheel of Dharma and the historical Buddha’s role as the founder of a world philosophy within the complex religious landscape of India at the time of his teaching.
Opening with a humorous story on the Buddha’s view on Theism including his meeting with Brahma & other Gods at the time of his Enlightenment, podcast provides an early history of the establishment of the Buddhist Monastic community & the reluctant acceptance of women within the Sangha.
Concludes with an overview of the Buddha’s core discovery of the nature of reality as Bliss & his radical statement declaring the potential of all beings to end suffering through wisdom & compassion as he did.
This podcast is apart of the Buddhist History 101 Series presenting seminal teachings drawn from archives of Robert A.F. Thurman & Tibet House US & is intended for those looking to deepen their historical understanding of Buddhism from a general perspective.
“Lectures can be liberating!”Robert A.F. Thurman
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