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