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Tibetan Way of Learning + Shakyamuni's Pure Land - Ep. 151

By Robert AF Thurman

In this two part podcast Robert AF Thurman gives an overview of the Buddha's enlightenment and Tibetan way of learning his mind transformation teachings as passed down through their Sanskrit translations. Using the films 'Star Trek The Motion Picture' + 'The Matrix' Professor Thurman demonstrates in the first half of the podcast science fiction's ability in developing the imagination needed for Buddhist meditative visualization and Tantric practices. Includes a discussion of the History of NRA, KKK, the on going debate between Relativism + Absolutism and an in-depth teaching on how to practice long sadhanas with a busy modern life style Second half of podcast includes a teaching on the Seven Fold Preliminaries (Prostration, Refuge, Offering, Confession, Rejoicing, Requesting the Teachings & Dedication Of Merit), the importance of using traditional meditation practices and for respecting one's religious and spiritual tradition of origin. Podcast concludes with a discussion of Shakyamuni's Pure Land and dialog with retreat participants. Tibetan Way of Learning + Shakyamuni's Pure Land - Photo by Chris Michael, Used with Permission. "Tibetan Way of Learning + Shakyamuni's Pure Land" an recording from the Tibet House US “Medicine Buddha Retreat with Robert AF Thurman & Friends” held at Menla in Phoenicia, New York 2014. To watch + listen to more recordings of past events with Robert AF Thurman please consider becoming a Tibet House US member. Learn about joining the Tibet House US Membership Community with a monthly tax-deductible donation by visiting: Full Access starts at $2 a month. 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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