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The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment of Tibetan Buddhism | [Robert Thurman]

The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment of Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a "wish-fulfilling jewel tree" for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings. This path to enlightenment, it is taught, requires more than a sitting meditation practice alone. With The Jewel Tree of Tibet, honored scholar and teacher Robert Thurman brings these insights to you as they were meant to be transmitted, through the spoken word.
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Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a "wish-fulfilling jewel tree" for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings. This path to enlightenment, it is taught, requires more than a sitting meditation practice alone. With The Jewel Tree of Tibet, honored scholar and teacher Robert Thurman brings these insights to you as they were meant to be transmitted, through the spoken word.

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT:
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The truths of Padmasambhava, Naropa, Tsong Khapa, and other legendary sages
Guided meditations to experience the blessings of "the wish-fulfilling gem tree"

Hear more from Robert Thurman.

©2001 Robert Thurman; (P) Sounds True

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    Karma Owen Sound, ON, Canada 02-20-13
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    "A Filling Satisfying Feast of Buddha Dharma"

    ॐ Thank you Robert Thurman La you are a hero to me and i am always thankful and totally well fed by your knowledge of Buddha Dharma. I have been listening to "The Jewel Tree of Tibet The Enlightenment of Tibetan Buddhism" Oh my i have so much encouragement and full buffet feast of Dharma truths is incredible. Namaste Robert Thurman La Tashi Delek. ॐ

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    Amazon Customer Rochester, NY, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2002
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    "Life-changing illumination"

    It would be fair to say that this audio changed my life -- at at least the way I think about it. I had been playing at the edges of Buddhism, trying to penetrate the concepts from traditional texts but not having much success beyond the superficial. Along comes Robert Thurman. He is able to "explain" Buddhist to the Westerner in a way that is both deep and entertaining. I had many aha! moments during the course of this audio.

    The contents are presented as a lecture series, so the style is informal and witty. I was mesmerized. I wound up listening to large chunks at a time, taking copious notes, which I still treasure. I have re-listened to it several times since then. It's one of those great audio investments that keeps on giving.

    Thurman is not "selling" Buddhism as a superior or stand-alone religion. He invites people of all beliefs to apply the principles of Buddhist compassion to their lives. He has studied with the Dalai Lama and conveys much of DL's cheerfulness and openness to all people.

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    Brernd Lawrenceville, GA, United States 02-23-12
    Brernd Lawrenceville, GA, United States 02-23-12 Member Since 2010

    Ich heisse Bernd, gar nicht 'Brernd'. Das iss genook

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    "Excellent as non-esoteric- the REALITY deal"
    What did you love best about The Jewel Tree of Tibet?

    Robert Thurman has made the Tibetan Book of the Dead, as well as the history of Tibetan Budhism, directly accessable to me. This text can only equal or surpass that tome. It has helped me to Awaken. I bow to the Buddha living, and emanating, from his kindness.


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    Kerrie Portland, OR, USA 12-13-07
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    "I just didn't get it...yet"

    There were bits here and there that seemed to jive with me, and other times I was completely lost. Definitely not for the beginner student.

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    I found this book dreadful and irritating to listen to. Also overpriced.

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