• The Jewel Tree of Tibet

  • The Enlightenment of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Di: Robert Thurman
  • Letto da: Robert Thurman
  • Durata: 9 ore e 22 min
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  • Data di pubblicazione: 28/08/2006
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Editore: Sounds True
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Sintesi dell'editore

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:
Eleven steps to create the spirit of enlightenment, here and now
The truths of Padmasambhava, Naropa, Tsong Khapa, and other legendary sages
Guided meditations to experience the blessings of "the wish-fulfilling gem tree"

©2001 Robert Thurman

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  • Lotus54
  • 21/03/2011

Takes A Couple Listens... But Worthwhile

I'm a big fan of Bob Thurman, but when I first started listening to this book, I was slightly put off. A lot of exaggerated imagery about gems, rubies & diamonds & sapphires hanging from a tree, yeah yeah, we get it: The Three Jewels. But there's something about listening to Bob Thurman speak that makes me unable to abandon anything he's speaking about, so I continued on. Eventually I warmed up to the "magical talk" and understood it to be symbolism and got over it. Plus, his enthusiasm and strange accent are very engaging. The second half of the audiobook was MUCH more interesting and got into the practical things like practice, that I was hoping for. The next time I listened to it, I picked up on many things I had not the first time around, and I was surprised. I guess I needed a warm-up run. Then I listened to it a third time, and again, got even more from it. So overall I am glad that I bought it. But for anyone who listens to it the first time and is slightly put off, I would really recommend hearing him out. He does go somewhere, and it is worth the wait.

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  • K. Cunningham
  • 26/12/2006

beautiful Buddhist teachings

I really enjoyed this book and found the teachings very helpful and beautiful. It may be too much for a beginner, but if you already have some Buddhist background you will probably find this book well worth your time. I plan to listen to it again because I know there is more than I could possibly get on just my first listen.

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  • Brian Michael Fielding
  • 02/12/2008

Essential Tibetan Buddhism for Everyday Practice

Thurman breaks down the essential daily practice of Tibetan Buddhism into a wonderfully simply set of steps - literally the enlightenment engine - of how to practice. His genius is taking what can otherwise be difficult concepts and making them understandable, actionable and ... beautiful. Its not necessarily for the beginner but it can be. It is well worth the effort, giving the thoughtful listener essential tools for living an enlightened life. Highly recommended.

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  • Oskar's Mom
  • 12/07/2008

Blew my mind!

This is deep- and hard to follow material I have struggled with for years... Thurman does an excellent job of making it understandable. I found the guided meditations extremely useful. Thank you

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  • Bill T
  • 25/06/2007

Hang with it, it's worth it!

Fantastic! A bit advanced, as others have said here, but regardless of your level, this listen has so many "jewels" that it's worth listening to many times!

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  • Bonnie
  • 11/10/2006

complicated

I would recommend this to those who have studied Buddhism some and have a fairly good handle on some of the big concepts. This teaching is pretty dense and quick. It is also fantastic. I will have to listen to this a number of times for it to sink in. I am super glad I got it--a good value for 1 credit.

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  • Kate+Mitchell Powell
  • 05/08/2007

EXCELLENT for all levels!

I am an more advanced practitioner, and love to listen while I work (draw. He is clear, he is inspiring, he is open, he is gracious -- truly a wonderful listen! I will listen again and again . . .
His wonderfully expressive reading, his proper pronounciations, and his short chants add to the enjoyment. It also has been enjoyed by members of my family who are beginners on the path, or others who are not necessarily interested in Buddhism.

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  • Barbara
  • 26/02/2007

hard to express

It seems trite but I find it hard to express the gratitude I feel for receiving this great teaching
from a truly great teacher. ROBERT Thurman makes the complex and esoteric clear as a bell

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  • Justin
  • 17/08/2010

You might start more fundamentally than this

While he's a great speaker and I loved this, i think I will come back to it after doing more research and gaining a better understanding. There was a lot more than I would have liked that went right over my head. If you are new to Buddhism you, like me, might start with something a bit more basic then come back to this.

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  • L Gijon
  • 02/08/2008

Excellent spiritual and meditaion guide

Thurman presents in a very easy to understand format the truth about our existence and ultimate goal, and shows the path all humans must and will eventually follow. His meditations are well structured and condensed, yet one can always come back to them and practice them many times

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  • A Peel-White
  • 23/01/2010

magnificent clarity and a superb teaching

I cannot rate this highly enough as I can't take it all in yet! There is depth and clarity and genuine teaching here - worth every single penny - truly a masterpiece and I thank the author for making the effort to teach this. Wonderful.

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  • Sarah
  • 10/05/2016

wonderful narrator - wonderful message.

Wonderful narrator - wonderful message. Interesting, immersive and relevant. I would recommend to anyone wanting an insight into Buddhism's interconnectedness.

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  • Roland B-C
  • 15/07/2015

Amazing clarity with deep knowledge.

Very clear and structured with a lot of personal experience and knowledge go back him up. Robert Thurman is one of the best Buddhism teachers i have found. Thank you for this lovely and educational book

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  • Mrs. K. M. Fitzgerald
  • 13/04/2013

Of interest but meandering

I enjoyed learning more about Tibetan Buddhism and the meditations and visualisations led by the writer were of interest. I was frustrated by his continued reference to other religions, e.g. "You can visualise the Buddha, or Christ, or Allah," etc. I understand that he was trying to make his retreat inclusive (and indeed this is not an audiobook, it is the recording of a retreat), but it did not match what I was hoping to hear about. Also, there did not seem to be a clear thread of information; instead, the text meandered from one topic to the next and one idea to the next. He is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced, and I gained from listening to much of it.

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  • Zataoa
  • 13/07/2018

Questionable lineage

Although there is a lot of good information contained in this book the dubious lineage and choices of it's author, Professor Thurman bring doubt as to the motivations of his work. Without the guidance of a full qualified teacher who has not broken lineage to the root guru, Buddha Shakyamuni, any work may contain damaging or at least unhelpful advice. If you still wish to purchase this, please cross-reference the material against other sources not necessarily linked to Thurman's lineage, such as other Gelug-pa lines of Venerable Trijang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso.

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  • Voice of reason
  • 28/04/2017

Inspiring

Thurman has such an in-depth knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism which he communicates in a fluent manner which engages the listener totally. There are so many complex layers in this presentation which Thurman succeeds in conveying with great clarity. The perfect antidote to those superficial books on Buddhism which repeat the same old information. Thurman moves the listener into new and unexplored territories of spiritual enlightenment.

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