Thoughts on BuddhismUnknown - 2005
Mary Hynes speaks with Robert Thurman, one of the Western World's best known practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. He's smart, he's funny and he has some fascinating insights on how to live a spiritual life in this busy world of ours. Professor Thurman teaches Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University. He's the co-founder and president of Tibet House New York, and he's written extensively about Tibetan Buddhism. His latest book is called Infinite Life: 7 Virtues for Living Well. When China invaded Tibet in 1959, it set out to eradicate Tibetan Buddhism. Monasteries were destroyed by dynamite. Sacred texts were burned. The lamas, spiritual leaders, who escaped death fled over the mountains to live in exile where no one knew much about their obscure practices and beliefs. Tibetan Buddhism seemed to be on the verge of extinction. So how did it survive, not to mention thrive? The answer makes for a fascinating tale. It's told in a new book by Jeffrey Paine called Re-Enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West. This entertaining interview is conducted by the host of CBC radio's Tapestry, Mary Hynes. Jeffrey Paine tells stories of both ordinary people and celebrities who in their own way helped to bring Tibetan Buddhism to the west.
Publisher: [Toronto] : CBC Audio, c2005
Branch Call Number: 294.3 PAI
Characteristics: 1 compact disc (1 hr.) : digital ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: Tapestry (Radio program)