When I have attended His Holiness the Dalai Lama giving Buddhist teachings to large assemblies, I have had an odd sensation lately…
We call people who harm us enemies, but is that who they really are?
Nine teachers explain what suffering is, how we feel it, and why it isn’t a condemnation — it’s a joyous opportunity.
Renowned activist and scholar Robert Thurman can translate sutras, joke with the Dalai Lama, and call in a favor from George Lucas. Retirement, says Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, won’t slow this man down.
So much of our suffering—as individuals and as a society—is caused by fear. In fact, according to Buddhism, fear is at the very root of ego and samsara.
Haunted by the famed mountain since he was a young monk, Robert Thurman leads a small group of pilgrims overland to Tibet’s Mt. Kailash, the sacred axis mundi of central Asian cosmology. In this excerpt from “Circling the Sacred Mountain: A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas,” the party arrives at its destination. The narrator is Tad Wise.
Robert Thurman discusses “deep violations” in intimate relationships, and whether non-Buddhists can benefit from Buddhist ideas.
Here Robert Thurman, in discussion with Sachico Ohanks, addresses the benefits and disappointments of intimacy.
Robert Thurman’s commentary on the Tibetan plight and the horrifying phenomenon of Tibetans self-immolating in protest of Chinese rule.
Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman tells the protesters of Occupy Wall Street that they’re just the kind of people the country needs.