About the Author

Robert Thurman

Robert Thurman currently teaches at Columbia University and holds the first endowed chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in America. He received Upasika ordination in 1964 and Vajracharya ordination in 1971, both from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is a cofounder of Tibet...

The Jewel Tree of Tibet

The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism

Robert Thurman

from Sounds True

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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.

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
  • More than nine hours of compelling study with one of Tibetan Buddhism's greatest teachers

Product details

Contents 12 CDs (9 hours, 30 minutes)
Date Published January 31, 2005
ISBN-10 1-59179-317-3
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-317-5
Dimensions 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Product Codes 0937d, f937d, af00937d
Audio Download:
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Contents 1 Audio download (9 hours, 30 minutes)
Date Published January 31, 2005
ISBN-10 1-60407-162-1
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-162-7
Product Codes 0937w, f937w, af00937w

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Customer Reviews

By Isidro Trevino
Date Added: Sunday 25 October 2009
I found Robert Thurman to be a Great Teacher of "The Jewel Tree of Tibet." I've not only learned a great deal about Mahayana Buddhism within these twelve CD,s, but I enjoyed enormously the good humor and liveliness that Robert Thurman gives the teachings. I have listened to all twelve CDs numerous times and each time I learn something new and have fun listening to them. The Jewel Tree of Tibet is not for the beginner, but I highly recommend anyone interested in Buddhism or who is a Buddhist to listen to this wonderful teacher explain The Enlighment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism.

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