I enjoy audio books and blogging.
The narration was excellent.
Similarly, "Search Inside Yourself" is a great manual for anyone who wants to strengthen their mind.
This is my first Robert Thurman listen. I would like to listen to more.
This book made me think.
There is sensational music throughout the book.
This has a lot of information but written like a textbook. It would not keep my attention.
I actually couldnt finish listening to the whole thing.
I would have to look on my wish list. I have 45 books on there and looking forward to the next one.
Lot of information
Robert Thurman is phenomenal. This 'book', is truly inspirational!
As 'Rob', takes you on a voyage of 'self'' discovery, analyzing scrupulously, the world as you know it
(be you Buddhist or not), in light of Tibetan Buddhist wisdom, infusing all manner of spiritual and scientific disciplines, with this sacred Tibetan understanding, sharing this knowledge with such charisma and in such a cheerful, modern fashion as to enlighten the viewer to this ancient teaching, in context to all cultures, all faiths,all societies, all people. It was such a pleasure to listen to 'Rob', as he explains sounds, words, phrases and texts in the context of a modern vocabulary and way of thinking.
Thank you Robert Thurman, for this wonderful insight and understanding, I listen to this over and over again, (obviously not straight away, or necessarily in one sitting:)
If I ever recommended a book. This would be it.
As a serious Buddhist, I find Robert Thurman to be engaging, authentic and hilarious. In The Jewel Tree of Tibet he manages to make a rather huge chunk of Tibetan Buddhism easy to grasp and easy to digest.
If you are an intermediate to advanced practitioner, this is definitely one worth listening to.
While he's a great speaker and I loved this, i think I will come back to it after doing more research and gaining a better understanding. There was a lot more than I would have liked that went right over my head. If you are new to Buddhism you, like me, might start with something a bit more basic then come back to this.
I don't have the print version.
Bob's Tibetan Book of the Dead (book of liberation by hearing) audio book, which is much less formal, but still profound.
I listen to Bob Thurman who is a dharma master and my entire world is reorganized by what he teaches. Thanks, Bob!
I was not sure about the approach at first but the sessions picked up a nice rhythm and were quite enjoyable. I suspect I will visit the Jewel tree often as well as relisten to the program in the future.
No, I prefer to digest the information and then continue
Talking about death and rebirth.
There really weren't any characters.
Talking about karma and rebirth moved me a lot. I never really believed in karma and rebirth; however, after listening to this audio book I have noticed that the teachings of karma and rebirth have greatly increased my openness and compassion.
It was really a very moving audio book; I recommend it to anyone. At the end of the day it is only 9 hours long, and who knows maybe it will impact you as much as it did me. It was worth every second of listening to me, and I find myself continuously going back to his guided meditations about the jewel tree.
Robert Thurman wins
Robert's delivery, he really believes what he's communicating, and he really enjoys communicating it.
Thurman's ornate descriptiveness
It's hard not to smile once and a while during a listening session. Yet, it's also hard to believe that starving children in some way deserve their fate because of karma-crimes in past lives, or that we need love Hitler as he may have once been our mother in a past life. Any and every religion is going to posit odd and disconcerting beliefs, however.
Robert Thurman has done a Ted Talk on the subject of Buddhism. It's short and is a great primer for this book. If you enjoy his Ted Talk, you should definitely pick up this book, you won't be disappointed.