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The Role of Bliss in the Path with Robert Thurman

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Professor Robert Thurman dedicates his talk this evening to the great Tibetan scholar-adept, Jey Rinpochey Tsong Khapa (1357-1419). He will discuss Tsong Khapa's life and significant contributions to world Buddhism in his day and how ‘great bliss’ (mahāsukha - bde ba chen po) serves as the key element in Jey Rinpoche’s teaching and in the Buddhist path generally. He will discuss how the cessation of suffering is the most conservative possible way to refer to the bliss of total release, and how what might be called, provocatively, the ‘Four Nobler Truths’, revealed in esoteric Mahāyāna Discourses such as the Vimalakirti and the Lotus Sutra and in the esoteric Mahāyāna Tantras, are subtly conveyed by intimation in the Pali traditions. He will conclude by discussing the significance of all this in the current planetary crisis.

Robert Thurman is a worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Buddhism, world philosophy and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University in New York, President of Tibet House US, and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies.

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