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The Yoga of Ordinary Living with Robert Thurman

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Spiritual disciplines often seen remote from the realities of our daily lives. Yet there is a Mahayana Scripture which presents a model of enlightened practice in the midst of urban living, the Vimalakirti Sutra. This teaches a nondualistic wisdom and reconciliation of dichotomies. It challenges ordinariness and reveals systematic and effective ways of tapping higher potentials while upholding one's usual responsibilities and enriching long-term
relationships.

Robert Thurman examines one of the most sacred texts of Mahayana Buddhism, The Vimalakirti-nirdesha Sutra. To any Buddhist practitioner, particularly those of Vajrayana Buddhism and Zen, this sutra is of the utmost importance.  Unlike most sutras, its central figure is not a Buddha, but an ordinary man, who, in his mastery of the doctrine and religious practice, personifies the ideal lay believer, assuring commoners that they can reach levels of spiritual attainment comparable to those accessible to monks.  The sutra teaches, among other subjects, the meaning of non-duality   Thurman discusses the background of the sutra, its place in the development of Buddhist thought, and the profundities of its principal doctrine: emptiness.

 

Running time: 6.9 hours

ISBN Digital Download978-1-61544-560-8

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The yoga of ordinary living with Robert Thurman

Make serious stuffs easy and fun and understandable. For Buddha's fan, all of Dr. Thurman's works will give you an inside how does Buddhism should function in western culture. A very special person whose intellect is surpassing many scholar in the field. Many first hand experience in Tibetan and Sanskrit and etc.... tradition. This is not only for Buddhist, but all who interested in corporate the technique in their daily life with concerning themselves with belief.

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M.R.
fantastic talks by Thurman

Here Thurman talks through the Vimalakirti Sutra, which he also translated and can be easily acquired on amazon. Great talks here. Very nice supplement / compliment to reading the translation. Just get these talks and listen. The sound quality is also very good.

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J.G.
Good overall.

Good overall, but this could have been GREAT had he spent more time speaking extemporaneously as opposed to reading the text.

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