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Should we abandon traditional Buddhist views unproven by scientific materialism, labeling them antiquated and irrelevant? What would the implications of doing so be for our study and practice? Professor Thurman addresses these profound questions and [...]
Archival video of the January 1975 enthronement of Yangsi Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. Yangsi Rinpoche is the incarnation of Geshe Ngawang Gendun, one of Lama Yeshe’s main teachers at Sera Monastery in Tibet. Filmed by Bradley Dobos; Digitization and enhancement by Laura Haughey; © Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, 2015; www.LamaYeshe.com
Millions worldwide call themselves “Buddhist,” but what do they have in common, and how have various lineages put the teachings of the Enlightened One into practice?
In this session from the rare weekend symposium, “One Teacher, Many Traditions,” two preeminent Buddhist teachers, Venerable Thubten Chodron and Bhante Seelawimala, and moderator Kakumyo Lowe Charde, engage in a lively question and answer session exploring Buddhist responses to terrorism, grief, joy, politics, karma and culture, and more, from the perspectives of different major traditions, Tibetan Vajrayana, Sri Lankan Theravada, and Japanese Zen.
The event took place in the Maitripa College Jokhang Meditation Hall in March of 2016 with the generous sponsorship of Wisdom Publications. See more details in our event archives here.