In this short video Professor Thurman gives an introduction to the ‘Four Noble Truths’ as taught in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition exploring the background of the teaching & a historical deconstruction of the concept of ‘Noble’.
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In this video Professor Robert AF Thurman discusses his early days as a Tibetan language translator and studying “Tsongkhapa’s Iron Bow” with Tulku Tara & His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Tsong Khapa’s Tengyur text, Essence of True Eloquence, is discussed here as preparation for the 2014 Beacon Theater teachings given by the H.H. the… Read more »
A short video showcasing the first 30 years of Tibet House US + Menla Retreat. Produced by MDSFILMS.COM and Tibet House US. Tibet House US is dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound wisdom, beauty, and… Read more »
On Teaching at Menla & the Tibet House US Art of Freedom Award – Annual New Year’s Meditation and Yoga Retreat : Sharon Salzberg at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York, December 2016. In this video Robert A.F. Thurman discusses Spiritual Director + Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg’s long time relationship with Tibet… Read more »
This video explores the history of the “Lam Rim: Stages of The Path” a collection of mind training teachings preserved in Tibet & their connection to the Buddhist Tantra. Professor Thurman provides an introduction to these cherished practices as refined + passed down by Tsongkhapa & the Dalai Lama lineage. Includes a discussion of Gendün… Read more »