Bob Thurman Podcast

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Sinopsis

Professor Robert A.F. Tenzin Thurmans official podcast covering diverse topics including Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Studies, spirituality, Tibetan Culture, Asian history, philosophy, Eastern Ideas, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. These podcasts include original content as well as selected highlights from his lectures and presentations given around the world. Thurman is a recognized worldwide authority on these subjects and is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Eastern ideas to our daily lives. He is a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time magazines 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine.

Episodios

  • Team of Rivals: Buddhism  Vajra Politics – Ep. 236

    Team of Rivals: Buddhism & Vajra Politics – Ep. 236

    10/03/2020

    Exploring the landscape of modern democracy as it relates to the election of American presidents through extended primary processes, Robert A.F. Thurman gives a teaching on the need for cooperation between candidates and what a team of rivals would look like. Using the New York Times opinion piece by Thomas L. Friedman “Dems, You Can […]

  • Past  Future Lives : Buddhism 101 Podcast Bonus

    Past & Future Lives : Buddhism 101 Podcast Bonus

    07/03/2020

    In this extended recording Professor Thurman gives an introductory teaching on the centrality of reincarnation to the Buddha’s philosophy and how an understanding of past and future lives is essential to becoming enlightened. Using the teachings of Atisha, Tsongkhapa and the 14th Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman begins the teaching with a humorous thought experiment examining […]

  • Bright Futures: Buddhism  Cultural Creatives – Ep. 235

    Bright Futures: Buddhism & Cultural Creatives – Ep. 235

    28/02/2020

    In this extended episode Professor Thurman gives an inspiring talk on the role of cultural creatives in creating peaceful social revolutions and how Buddhism’s spread influenced modern counter culture movements of the West. Bright Futures : Buddhism & Cultural Creatives – Ep. 235 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Image by Tenzing Rigdol. This week’s episode’s […]

  • Tibet House US Conversations: Krishna Das – Ep. 234

    Tibet House US Conversations: Krishna Das – Ep. 234

    23/02/2020

    Professor Thurman is joined by dear friend Krishna Das in this special episode of the Bob Thurman Podcast to discuss the life and work of Ram Das, the history of mindfulness in the West and for a dialog about remaining cheerful in these troubled times. Podcast includes a short biography of Neem Karoli Baba and […]

  • Buddha’s Noble Daughters : Buddhist Tantra for All – Ep. 233

    Buddha’s Noble Daughters : Buddhist Tantra for All – Ep. 233

    14/02/2020

    In honor of Tibetan New Year and the 600th anniversary of the enlightenment of Tsongkhapa, Professor Thurman gives a teaching on the history of women in Buddhism and details the on-going work to re-evaluate and re-establish Vajrayana Tantric traditions in hearts, minds and lives of institutional monastics and modern householder practitioners. Opening with a short […]

  • Hiking with the Medicine Buddha – Ep. 232

    Hiking with the Medicine Buddha – Ep. 232

    06/02/2020

    In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman gives an introductory teaching on the history and context of Buddhist Sutras and the Buddhist Medical Tradition as expressed in the mandala of the Medicine Buddha. Using the second chapter of the “The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra : The Teaching of Vimalakīrti” Robert Thurman introduces the idea of a Buddhafield […]

  • Clash of Civilizations : Buddhism  Modern Culture – Ep. 231

    Clash of Civilizations : Buddhism & Modern Culture – Ep. 231

    28/01/2020

    Using popular culture and recent world history as a jumping off point, Robert A.F. Thurman gives a talk on the nature of civilization and the rise, spread and evolution of Buddhist culture and industrial militarism. Opening with an introduction to Samuel P. Huntington’s “The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order” Professor Thurman […]

  • Tibet House US Conversations: Nina Rao – Ep. 230

    Tibet House US Conversations: Nina Rao – Ep. 230

    19/01/2020

    Professor Thurman in this episode is joined by long time friend and colleague Nina Rao for an extended conversation on the role of environmental responsibility in spirituality and the need to preserve the endangered populations of wild tigers in India. Opening with a short history of wilderness preservation and national parks in the princely states […]

  • Gross National Happiness : The Four Noble Truths – Ep. 229

    Gross National Happiness : The Four Noble Truths – Ep. 229

    14/01/2020

    In this episode Professor Thurman gives a teaching on how the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path find a modern expression in the Gross National Happiness philosophy in the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan’s constitution. Opening with a beginners’ introduction to the nature of the Buddha’s discovery, Bob Thurman analyzes modern Bhutanese culture through […]

  • Buddhism’s Fifth Peak: Buddhist History 101 – Ep. 228

    Buddhism’s Fifth Peak: Buddhist History 101 – Ep. 228

    02/01/2020

    Using the work of Buddhologist Gadjin M. Nagao as a roadmap, Professor Thurman leads an introduction to the Buddha’s teachings and gives an inspiring talk on the future “fifth peak” of the history of Buddhism. Reintroducing the idea of Buddhism as an Evolutionary Sport Robert Thurman in this week’s episode describes the six realms of […]

  • Emptiness  Mandalas : Questioning Buddhism – Ep. 227

    Emptiness & Mandalas : Questioning Buddhism – Ep. 227

    19/12/2019

    In this questions and answers session Professor Thurman and Sharon Salzberg discuss the interconnected nature of emptiness, compassion, and loving-kindness and the use of mandalas in meditation. Opening with an in-depth exploration of the etymology of the Sanskrit term sunyata, Robert A.F. Thurman gives a teaching on the relationality of emptiness and it’s connections to […]

  • Preserving Tibetan Culture with Robert Thurman Podcast Bonus

    Preserving Tibetan Culture with Robert Thurman Podcast Bonus

    10/12/2019

    In this extended holiday episode Professor Thurman gives an introduction to the history and mission of the Dalai Lama’s cultural arts center Tibet House US in New York City and its retreat center Menla in Phoenicia, New York. Opening with a personal invitation to the Annual Carnegie Hall Benefit Concert Robert A.F. Thurman gives a […]

  • Tibet House US Conversations : Sarah Drew – Ep. 226

    Tibet House US Conversations : Sarah Drew – Ep. 226

    04/12/2019

    In this episode Professor Thurman is joined by Sarah Drew for a discussion on the need for conscious evolution of individuals in order to address the global climate crisis. Podcast includes: an introduction to the history of the sacred feminine, a examination of the role of oracles and herbal medicine across cultures and a short […]

  • Buddhism in the West : The Pursuit of Happiness – Ep. 225

    Buddhism in the West : The Pursuit of Happiness – Ep. 225

    30/11/2019

    Examining the spread of Buddhism in the West through the organizations and communities found in the United States Robert A.F. Thurman gives a teaching on the Buddhist methods any individual can use in their pursuit of happiness no matter their background. Opening with an exploration of the Buddhist perspective on the role and personal joy […]

  • Buddhism As Evolutionary Sport – Ep. 224

    Buddhism As Evolutionary Sport – Ep. 224

    26/11/2019

    Using the historical spread of the Buddha’s teachings as a road map Robert A.F. Thurman introduces Buddhist life and practice as an evolutionary sport which effectively transforms the hearts, minds and societies of the individuals who encounter it and make their precious human lives supremely meaningful for self and others. Opening with an exploration of […]

  • Bright Money for the Climate : Truth in Action – Ep. 223

    Bright Money for the Climate : Truth in Action – Ep. 223

    22/11/2019

    In this episode Professor Thurman invites listeners to join him in responding to the inescapable environmental crisis through the development of a bright money campaign and more democratic solutions for the 2020 election. Opening with a discussion of the work of Jane Mayer, Robert A.F. Thurman details his vision for a Democratic Party “Dream Team” […]

  • Listening to Greta Thunberg : Truth in Action – Ep. 222

    Listening to Greta Thunberg : Truth in Action – Ep. 222

    17/11/2019

    In this episode Professor Thurman invites listeners to join him in responding to the inspiring work of Greta Thunberg in their local community and globally through the efforts of The Climate Reality Project. Podcast includes an introduction to the international efforts begun by Al Gore and his “Climate Reality” Leadership training Corps, an in-depth exploration […]

  • Vajra Yoga and Vajra Politics : Buddha and the Yogis – Podcast Bonus

    Vajra Yoga and Vajra Politics : Buddha and the Yogis – Podcast Bonus

    11/11/2019

    In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman gives an introduction to the theory and practice of yoga highlighting the importance of individual engagement in politics across its history. Opening with a call to action to all those looking to create positive change in their personal lives and for the climate through the study of Buddhism and […]

  • Tibet House US Conversations : Chris Grosso – Ep. 221

    Tibet House US Conversations : Chris Grosso – Ep. 221

    05/11/2019

    In this episode Professor Thurman is joined by Chris Grosso for an extended discussion on the role of mentoring in recovery and the value of compassion in working with at risk youth and those facing conflict. Podcast includes: an overview of the Buddhist perspective on Death, a discussion of peer and addiction recovery counseling, a […]

  • Hindu and Buddhist Paths : Force For Good Podcast Bonus

    Hindu and Buddhist Paths : Force For Good Podcast Bonus

    30/10/2019

    In this extended recording with Krishna Das and his band, Professor Thurman leads a discussion of the Hindu and Buddhist perspectives on the soul, sin and greed using stories from their early years in India. Archive session includes a group recitation of the “Heart Sutra”, a discussion of non-duality as it relates to bliss, an […]

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