• The Jewel Tree of Tibet

  • The Enlightenment of Tibetan Buddhism
  • By: Robert Thurman
  • Narrated by: Robert Thurman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Speech
  • Release date: 08-28-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (436 ratings)

Regular price: $55.97

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Publisher's Summary

Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a "wish-fulfilling jewel tree" for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings. This path to enlightenment, it is taught, requires more than a sitting meditation practice alone. With The Jewel Tree of Tibet, honored scholar and teacher Robert Thurman brings these insights to you as they were meant to be transmitted, through the spoken word. As a young seeker almost 40 years ago, Thurman first journeyed to Dharamsala, where he became the first Westerner ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Now, Thurman guides you lucidly through the unifying principles of Tibetan Buddhism's many branches. You will discover Tibetan Buddhism's detailed map of the "bliss state of enlightenment", the principles of tantra for opening the doors to "infinite compassion and continuity", and how to overcome the dangers of the spiritual quest to discover states of consciousness that transcend even death.
Finally, here is Robert Thurman on audio, offering a rich and intellectually riveting retreat program, complete with many specific meditations and spiritual practices to fully immerse you in the mysteries of The Jewel Tree of Tibet. More than nine hours of compelling study with one of Tibetan Buddhism's greatest teachers.
Eleven steps to create the spirit of enlightenment, here and now
The truths of Padmasambhava, Naropa, Tsong Khapa, and other legendary sages
Guided meditations to experience the blessings of "the wish-fulfilling gem tree"

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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By K. Cunningham on 12-26-06

beautiful Buddhist teachings

I really enjoyed this book and found the teachings very helpful and beautiful. It may be too much for a beginner, but if you already have some Buddhist background you will probably find this book well worth your time. I plan to listen to it again because I know there is more than I could possibly get on just my first listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lotus54 on 03-21-11

Takes A Couple Listens... But Worthwhile

I'm a big fan of Bob Thurman, but when I first started listening to this book, I was slightly put off. A lot of exaggerated imagery about gems, rubies & diamonds & sapphires hanging from a tree, yeah yeah, we get it: The Three Jewels. But there's something about listening to Bob Thurman speak that makes me unable to abandon anything he's speaking about, so I continued on. Eventually I warmed up to the "magical talk" and understood it to be symbolism and got over it. Plus, his enthusiasm and strange accent are very engaging. The second half of the audiobook was MUCH more interesting and got into the practical things like practice, that I was hoping for. The next time I listened to it, I picked up on many things I had not the first time around, and I was surprised. I guess I needed a warm-up run. Then I listened to it a third time, and again, got even more from it. So overall I am glad that I bought it. But for anyone who listens to it the first time and is slightly put off, I would really recommend hearing him out. He does go somewhere, and it is worth the wait.

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By A Peel-White on 01-23-10

magnificent clarity and a superb teaching

I cannot rate this highly enough as I can't take it all in yet! There is depth and clarity and genuine teaching here - worth every single penny - truly a masterpiece and I thank the author for making the effort to teach this. Wonderful.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 05-10-16

wonderful narrator - wonderful message.

Wonderful narrator - wonderful message. Interesting, immersive and relevant. I would recommend to anyone wanting an insight into Buddhism's interconnectedness.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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