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Basic Buddhism | [Robert Thurman]

Basic Buddhism

Robert Thurman's Basic Buddhism is a collective series of five lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: The Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or enlightenment itself, and the Sangha as the historical and current community of learners seeking to become Buddhas.
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Publisher's Summary

Robert Thurman's Basic Buddhism is a collective series of five lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: The Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or enlightenment itself, and the Sangha as the historical and current community of learners seeking to become Buddhas.

Topics included:

  • Who Was Buddha?
  • Vadrayana
  • Buddhism and The Sangha
  • Mahyana
  • Dharma of Buddha

©2014 Robert Thurman (P)2014 BetterListen! LLC, all rights reserved.

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    I highly recommend these lectures! Robert Thurman maps out Buddhism for the westerner.


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    Robert Thurman is thoroughly entertaining.


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    Umaros 02-19-15
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    For a lecture, the audio quality is good. Thurman has a clear speaking voice (although some may find it grating, but I like it). He uses amusing and interesting comparisons as well.

    The title "Basic Buddhism), however, is a bit misleading. This is at a much higher level than basic. Also, it focuses more on the spiritual aspects of Buddhism than the philosophical ideas, which could be good or bad depending on what you want to learn.

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    He is so hilarious!! He really speaks well and conveys his message to the listener with such humor, it really makes it an easy listen! Love this guy!

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