Why Buddhism Matters: Past, Present and Future – Ep. 209
In this podcast Robert A.F. Thurman addresses why the ancient teachings of Buddha and the yogic inner scientists of India and Tibet still find a central role in the hearts, minds and cultures of the Himalayan Plateau, Central Asia and Mongolia.
Opening this week’s episode acknowledging the acts of bravery and solidarity found throughout the daily lives of the Tibetan exile community in the United States and Canada, Professor Thurman gives a comprehensive introduction to Buddhism, Buddha and their connections to modern quantum physics, interdependence and colonialism.
Podcast includes a discussion of how Buddhism additionally to being a Religion is also an educational system with value to those of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities in these troubled changing times.
Second half of the episode includes an exploration of the concepts of virtue, skill, mindfulness and how the Buddhist education system can increase the happiness, well-being and health of all those who encounter it.
Podcast concludes with a reading of the poetry and writings of Joy Harjo by Gary Gach.
Why Buddhism Matters : Past, Present and Future – Ep. 209 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Photo by TCCC.
Recorded for the Tibetan Canadian Culture Centre’s Summer Workshop 2019 For Tibetan Youth and Young Professionals, July 19th, 2019.
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The songs “Trance Tibet” & ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge are used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.