Conversations on Buddha-Nature

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Conversations on Buddha-Nature
Regular live interviews with Buddhist practitioners, scholars, and thinkers. This is a space for stimulating and inspiring conversations on Buddha-Nature and related subjects. As a part of the Buddha-Nature Project of the Tsadra Foundation, Karma Phuntsho will host conversations with a Buddhist leader, influencer or expert each month on the theories and practices of Buddha-Nature, which will be live on Facebook. An exercise of mindful listening, right speech, and wholesome exploration of meaning and nature of life, these conversations aim to enhance the understanding and awareness of Buddha-Nature and promote the ethos of innate goodness and positive perception.

October 24, 2020 · Conversations on Buddha-Nature: Matthieu Ricard - Buddha-Nature, Happiness and Altruism[edit]

Can we be happy and compassionate without Buddha-Nature? Lopen Dr. Karma Phuntsho will discuss themes of buddha-nature, happiness, and altruism with world-renowned Buddhist monk, photographer, writer, and activist Matthieu Ricard. Learn more about Matthieu's work at Karuna-Shechen or

Watch his wonderful TED talk here or listen to this fascinating interview at the On Being program on NPR.

November 28, 2020 · Robert Thurman: Conversations on Buddha-Nature 11-28-2020 - Buddha-Nature as the Foundation of Freedom[edit]

Tsadra was live on Zoom and Facebook on Saturday, November 28th at 10 AM Eastern Standard Time with Karma Phuntsho and Doctor Robert Thurman, who discussed themes of freedom, spirituality, and buddha-nature as well as his own practice life and understandings of Buddha-Nature texts.

February 27, 2021 · Geshe Lhakdor: Conversations on Buddha-Nature 02-27-2021 - The Human Capacity to Flourish[edit]

What is our capacity for compassion? Lopen Dr. Karma Phuntsho discussed themes of buddha-nature and human flourishing with renowned Buddhist monk and Director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, Venerable Geshe Lhakdor.