Kalachakra Yogas Sadhana and Intuition Chapters : What is Abhidharma? Tibetan Buddhism Explained Force For Good with Robert AF Thurman Tibet House US New York City 2016
In this short video Professor Robert AF Thurman explains Buddhist Abhidharma and it’s role within meditation practice .
This video is an archive recording from the 2016 Force For Good: Kalachakra Yogas Sadhana and Intuition Chapters led by Tibet House US President Robert AF Thurman using Vesa Wallace’s translation of “The Kalacakra Tantra – The Chapter on Sadhana, together with the Vimalaprabha Commentary” published by AIBS.
“We all think that fear is awful and painful, yet the Buddhists—the master psychologists for thousands of years—don’t include fear in the long list of mental afflictions contained in the Abhidharma, the core teachings on Buddhist psychology. Anger is mentioned. Impatience is mentioned. Many other familiar afflictions are mentioned. But not fear. I’ve always thought that was curious, but if we consider it closely, we’ll see a way in which it makes sense.
Robert A.F. Thurman from Lion’s Roar.
Kalachakra Yogas Sadhana and Intuition Chapters : What is Abhidharma? was recorded at the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Sources Class Seventeen of the Force for Good Series with Robert AF Thurman at Tibet House US.
“Kalachakra Yogas Sadhana and Intuition Chapters : What is Abhidharma? Tibetan Buddhism Explained Force For Good with Robert AF Thurman” Tibet House US New York City 2016 Photo via www.dalailama.com.
‘A Force For Good’ is a Tibet House US course to further the Dalai Lama’s contemporary world initiatives, from His Holiness’ American Institute of Buddhist Studies and Mind & Life Institutescience 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 of Tibet’s Dalai Lama) & along with his emphasis on positive activism (A New Reality: Charter of Universal Responsibility).
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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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).