How To Chant The Heart Sutra Mantra : Force For Good – A Buddhism Explained Video from Force For Good: How to Build a Buddhaverse and Buddhist Non-Dual Physics with Robert A.F. Thurman Tibet House US New York City 2018
Introduction to the Force for Good Buddhist Science Sources for Practices Beyond Religion: Ancient & Modern Teacher’s Training course with Robert A. F. Thurman.
This video is an archive recording from the 2018 Force For Good: This Magical World of Shakyamuni Buddha as Revealed by Vimalakirti Intro, How to Build a Buddhaverse and Buddhist Nondual Physicsled by Tibet House US President Robert A.F. Thurman.
This course is to further H. H. the Dalai Lama’s contemporary world initiatives, from His Holiness’ American Institute of Buddhist Studies and Mind and Life science dialogues (Universe in a Single Atom) and His creation of Abhidharma 2.0 through the “Science for Monks” programs, his “secular ethics” (Ethics for the New Millennium and Beyond Religion), His nonviolent approach to conflict resolution, including His Nobel Peace Laureate activities to seek dialogue and a win-win reconciliation with China in the face of the ongoing ethnicidal policies in Tibet (Freedom in Exile and Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story), along with his emphasis on positive activism (A New Reality: Charter of Universal Responsibility), and finally, His opening up the study of the esoteric Tantras through his 34 Kalachakra Grand Initiations (The Kalachakra Initiation, Tantra in Tibet, and other such works). The “root texts” for this spring, for Part 1, will be the Noble Teaching of Vimalakirti Sutra, and for Part 2, Nagarjuna’s Jewel Garland, along with selections from various other works in English translation, as well as passages from works of His Holiness. the Vimalaprabha Commentary” published by AIBS.
“Underlying all our problems, our suffering, is a fundamental ignorance that is of two types: ignorance of the principle of causality, the law of cause and effect and ignorance relating to our understanding of emptiness.
The Heart Sutra is presented in the form of a dialogue, but it is different from the way the Four Noble Truths and the Vinaya are taught. Mahayana teachings like this refer to bodhisattvas such as Manjushri and Avalokiteshvara who appear in celestial form. Such teachings were given to disciples whose karma was ripe. If they hadn’t been they would probably only have been aware of Shariputra talking to himself on Vulture’s Peak. Clearly the Heart Sutra and the Perfection of Wisdom in 8000 Lines were teachings not given openly in public.
HH Dalai Lama from www.dalailama.com.
How To Chant The Heart Sutra Mantra : Force For Good – A Buddhism Explained Video with Robert AF Thurman was recorded at the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Sources Class Introduction of the Force for Good Series at Tibet House US.
This on-going series was inspired by Daniel Goleman’s ‘A Force For Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World‘.
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? Music by Tenzin Choegyal, Used with Permission www.tenzinchoegyal.com
? Introduction to Force For Good Photo via www.bobthurman.com.
About Robert AF Thurman
Suggested Books & Audio by Robert AF Thurman:
Man of Peace: Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama (Book), Infinite Life: Awakening to Bliss Within (Book), Anger: The Seven Deadly Sins (Book), Inner Revolution (Book), Circling the Sacred Mountain : A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas (Book), Essential Tibetan Buddhism (Book), The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between (Book) The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism (Book), The Central Philosophy of Tibet (Book), The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture (Book), Life & Teachings of Tsong Khapa (Book), Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World (Book) & Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between: Living with the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Audio).