Krishna Das is joined by Robert Thurman live on stage for a conversation about faith and healing with spiritual practice.
Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of the Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization, and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies. Keep up with Robert at bobthurman.com.
Robert and Krishna Das reflect on the paradox of our shared Buddha nature. How can faith help us overcome our tendency toward separation?
“Faith is where you go beyond some concept and you give your heart to what you are having faith in.” – Robert Thurman
Medicine Buddha (16:12)
We look at the symbolism behind The Medicine Buddha, Bhaisajyaguru. Robert reflects on the cycle of natural healing represented by the Medicine Buddha.
Learn more about healing with loving awareness practice on Ep. 90 of the Heart Wisdom Podcast with Jack Kornfield
Dropping Out (31:50)
What is the difference between modern monasticism in the West and becoming a bhikkhu in the original Buddhist tradition?
“These are Western words: monasticism, monk, ordained. Those are all Christian words. Bhikkhu means to become a mendicant, a drop out of – 1000 years before Timothy Leary.” – Robert Thurman
Om Namah Shivaya (43:00)
Krishna Das closes the podcast with an energetic rendition of Om Namah Shivaya.