Unlocking the Heart Sutra + Kālachakra Practice at Menla with Robert AF Thurman
In this short video Professor Robert AF Thurman leads a recitation of the Heart Sutra and then gives a teaching on it’s connection to the entirety of the Buddha’s teachings including the Kālachakra Tantra.
It is said that as a result of receiving this empowerment we may be born in Shambhala, but we don’t know where it is. It’s supposed to be on this earth, but seems only accessible to people with pure merit.
This is excerpt from the archive recording of the first afternoon session of the Menla “Kālachakra Practice + Study Retreat” with Robert AF Thurman. Recorded at the 2017 “Kālachakra Study + Practice Retreat” at Menla in Phoenicia, New York August, 2017.
About Robert AF Thurman
Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it’s Menla Retreat & Dewa Spa in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet.
To listen to his free weekly podcasts please visit: www.bobthurman.com.
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).