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The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism

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Few teachers in the West possess both the spiritual training and the scholarship to lead us along the path to enlightenment. Robert Thurman is one such teacher. Now, in his first experiential course on the essentials of Tibetan Buddhism, adapted and expanded from a popular retreat he led, Thurman -- the first Westerner ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself -- sha...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published February 10th 2005 by Atria Books (first published 2001)
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Aug 14, 2009 Alyssa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those seeking to reach their highest potential in this lifetime
The history of Tibet as an extraordinarily successful warring nation who becomes willing to embrace a profoundly different (peaceful) way is relevant- oh so relevant, today- now. This book has been a pleasure to pour over slowly, going back to ideas that grab my mind, and beginning all over again. These complex ideas that, with exposure, time and effort, become a joy to practice, can benefit each of us with effort.
Wilma Rebstock
This fantastic presentation is not something I am capable of judging. I can just say that it is fantastic and listening to it is thrilling. This was my introduction to Robert Thurman who speaks clearly and simply about a subject not too many people in the West know too well, but which is well worth one's efforts to explore. For me this teaching/lecture? IS a jewel! Of course you know by now that the subject here is
teachings of the Buddha and Buddhism. It is a trip. Treat yourself and enjoy!
Having previously read and heard Robert Thurman, he tends to be prosaic yet at the same time invites you to share his Buddhist knowledge, experience and focus, providing you with a guided imagery path toward a deeper realization and oneness with ourselves, friends, family, mentors, and enemies. Being that there is such breadth and depth to Buddhist studies, Thurman's comments and closeness with Tibetan Buddhism is especially interesting and helpful for those akin to Tibetan Buddhist topics.
Diane C.

I loved this book and will buy it. Both for Thurman's wonderful words and for the meditations. Any Buddhist would love to have this book.
I've read just a tiny bit of it, but currently I'm reading other stuff. I'm real excited to read the rest when I get to it.
I'm always hoping that these books will actually have the Dali lama more than quoted in them.. disappointing but a good read.
I have been doing a lot of reading on spirituality this past year and listened to this on tape. It was very good.
Woould like to shout out the Vimalakirti Sutra translation over this one. But it is still dope.
Carolyn Anderson
This book was foundational in my understanding Tibetan buddhism.
Audio is perfect for the meditations. Visualization practices.
Wanted to love it, but found this a slow read.
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Tenzin Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, holding the first endowed chair of Buddhist Studies in the United States. He is the author of the bestseller Inner Revolution, as well as Anger, Infinite Life, and other popular books. He is also a translator of Tibetan texts. He serves as co-founder and president of Tibet House US, a no...more
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