According to Tibetan scriptures, enlightenment requires more than a sitting meditation practice alone. It demands an understanding of the philosophical truths and concepts encapsulated in its teachings. This six-session, 12-CD audio presentation offers these Buddhist insights as they were meant to be taught: through the spoken word. Robert Thurman—ordained in Upasika and Vajracharya practice by the Dalai Lama, and a translator of numerous sacred Tibetan texts as well as a cofounder of Tibet House in New York—here employs the "Mentor Homage" of the Fourth Panchen Lama, and brings to life the teachings of such legendary sages as Padmasambhava, Naropa, and Tsong Khapa.
"Robert Thurman has a wonderful way of making the great wisdom teachings of Tibet alive and accessible for us in today's world, dissolving cultural barriers and bridging religious divides. The Jewel Tree of Tibet is a gift of rare value."—Sharon Salzberg