The Yoga of Ordinary Living

Spiritual disciplines often seen remote from the realities of our daily lives. Yet there is a Mahayana Scripture which presents a model of enlightened practice in the midst of...

Modern Thought in Buddhism

This Classic Course was recorded in the mid 1980's as we neared the end of the second- Christian Millenium, many prophetic voices were being raised to speak of revelation and...

Basic Buddhism

Robert Thurman's Basic Buddhism is a collective series of 5 lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha...

Bob Thurman Podcast

Professor Robert A.F. Tenzin Thurmans official podcast covering diverse topics including Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Studies, spirituality, Tibetan Culture, Asian history,...

Isak Dinesen The Life of a Storyteller

Isak Dinesen earned international fame for Seven Gothic Tales and Out of Africa, and other stories that skillfully combine elements of fable, social conflict, and psychological...

Compassion Power and Goodness

Robert Thurman discusses "Compassion". The Buddha taught that to realize enlightenment, a person must have both wisdom and loving kindness. That is to say, one must understand the...

World Mandala

Robert Thurman examines one of the most sacred texts of Mahayana Buddhism, The Vimalakirti-nirdesha Sutra. To any Buddhist practitioner, particularly those of Vajrayana Buddhism...

Wisdom and the Quest for Identity

First in a series of 3 Classic Courses delivered by Thurman years ago in NYC, he begins this segment with the subject of the Profound.

Inner Dimension of Modernity

Robert Thurman discusses modernity as part of a series on different aspects of Tibet and Tibetan history.

Buddhist Theory of Relativity and The Yoga of Critical Reason

This Classic Course explores the unfolding of the genius and wisdom in each of us in the quest for the liberating insight into selflessness. In the context of our modern quest for...

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