Robert Thurman - Wisdom is Bliss
We’ve all heard the expression, “Ignorance is bliss,” but what if the truth was just the opposite? Professor Robert Thurman, the preeminent scholar and interpreter of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy for the modern world, believes that “Wisdom is Bliss” and in fact, that’s the name of his latest book. Professor Thurman is a very close friend of HH Dalai Lama and today he discusses deep ideas about mindfulness and presence and leads us on a joyful exploration into the nature of reality through Buddha’s threefold curriculum of “super-education.” He invites us to shift our attention of suffering to know we are part of the bigger flow of life. He asks us to manage our mind and thoughts through meditation, awareness, and compassion. He believes by cultivating intuition, and coming from a perspective of neutrality, we can all attain a more peaceful state. Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US in service of HH Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet. He is a leading worldwide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, passionate activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, and skilled translator of Buddhist texts. Info: tibethouse.us.
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