Wheel of Dharma & Buddhism as Philosophy : Buddhist History 101 – Ep. 138

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.

Wheel of Dharma Photo from Bob Thurman Podcast from Unsplash

This podcast is apart of the Buddhist History 101 Series presenting seminal teachings drawn from archives of Robert AF 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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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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