The Profound & The Miraculous

Je Tsong Khapa synthesized centuries of thought and set the model for the later traditions. .. For this reason, I don’t consider this material to be a Gelugpa sectarian teaching.

Online October 17 - December 19, 2016

Professor Robert Thurman presents a penetrating survey of the exoteric and esoteric techniques and philosophies of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism according to Tsong Khapa.

Students will learn the inner science behind the tantric and sutric methods as well as how to apply such learning to their own personal practice of the path.

Website provides a detailed outline of ten lessons and a video of Prof. Thurman introducing the course. 


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Tsongkhapa, Father Philo & Mother Sophia:  podcast or text

A recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas to our daily lives. In doing so, he has become a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine.