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Robert Thurman's Basic Buddhism is a collective series of 5 lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or enlightenment itself, and the Sangha as the historical and current community of learners seeking to become Buddhas.Topics Included:•Robert Thurman's Basic Buddhism is a collective series of 5 lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or enlightenment itself, and the Sangha as the historical and current community of learners seeking to become Buddhas.Topics Included:• Who Was Buddha?• Vadrayana• Buddhism and The Sangha• Mahyana• Dharma of Buddha...

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ISBN : 9781491510148
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 373 Pages
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Basic Buddhism Reviews

  • Kyle
    2019-05-02 08:30

    The same thing that makes these lectures fresh and exciting makes them, at times, overly casual and occasionally indulgent. Fast and loose might be a good characterization. Mr. Thurman frequently derails himself and engages in repetitive pet digressions, which can be fascinating but sometimes ungenerous or wearing. Still, with the warts, he is a thoroughly engaging speaker. The editorial choice to call this small series Basic Buddhism is curious. It is basic in the sense that it covers fundamentals, but it is more concerned with critique, revision, and correction of commonly held (in the West) ideas, translations, or characterizations that the lecturer sees as misguided or wrong. Ocassionally, Thurman launches into sophisticated discourse that can hardly be called basic. As such, a student completely unfamiliar with these ideas may learn much, but the real target seems to be those of us who know just enough to misunderstand or misrepresent the context and orientation of Buddhist thought. For these, Thurman's approach, which is academic without being pedantic or disinterested, is good medicine if you can swallow the idiosyncratic pill.

  • Adrian Rose
    2019-05-19 01:16

    An informative study, though gets bogged down in its own philosophy once in a while.