As a young seeker almost 40 years ago, Thurman first journeyed to Dharamsala, where he became the first Westerner ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Now, Thurman guides you lucidly through the unifying principles of Tibetan Buddhism's many branches. You will discover Tibetan Buddhism's detailed map of the "bliss state of enlightenment", the principles of tantra for opening the doors to "infinite compassion and continuity", and how to overcome the dangers of the spiritual quest to discover states of consciousness that transcend even death.
Finally, here is Robert Thurman on audio, offering a rich and intellectually riveting retreat program, complete with many specific meditations and spiritual practices to fully immerse you in the mysteries of The Jewel Tree of Tibet. More than nine hours of compelling study with one of Tibetan Buddhism's greatest teachers.
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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.
If I never wasted a credit on it.
Slow down. Take a breath.
Speak in the first person.
The entire book.
This was 9 hours of futility. I stayed with it because other reviews said it would get better. It was like a marathon community college rant by a professor of eastern religion who did too much acid in the 60's. I can't imagine what anyone found of value in this evangelical interpretation of Buddhist thought.
This book has answered a lot of information to understand Buddhism.
It seems to open new thoughts or change your perception He seems to remind me of .(who has inspired me as )
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
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