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

  • Buddhism 101: Reciting the Heart Sutra – Ep. 12

    Buddhism 101: Reciting the Heart Sutra – Ep. 12

    17/04/2015

    Buddhism’s Heart Sutra is recited at the start of teachings, events & as a blessing. In this podcast Robert AF Thurman leads a recitation of The Heart Sutra and gives an introduction to it’s history. Podcast concludes with Professor Thurman explaining how the practice of reciting The Heart Sutra is the key to understanding it’s […]

  • Buddhism 101 : Meditation + Realization – Ep. 11

    Buddhism 101 : Meditation + Realization – Ep. 11

    10/04/2015

    Professor Thurman speaks one on one to a student about meditation practices, quiescence (pali: samatha, sanskrit: śhamatha), insight (pali: vipassanā, sanskrit: vipaśhyanā) and meditative realization (bhāvanā). Includes a discussion of the common misunderstandings of the three, and how to use them on the path to enlightenment. “All phenomena of samsara and nirvana come about through […]

  • Freedom of Asceticism: Buddha’s Free Lunch – Ep. 10

    Freedom of Asceticism: Buddha’s Free Lunch – Ep. 10

    03/04/2015

    Introduction to the asceticism as created by the historical Buddha in the original mendicant community of male & female followers of his teachings. Robert A.F. Thurman discusses the difference between Theravada and Universal Vehicle (Mahayana) Buddhism, comparing the Nirvana aspiring mendicants and Enlightenment aspiring Bodhisattvas — the variances in their ways of thinking and the […]

  • Lucid Dying: Buddhist Inner Sciences 101 – Ep. 9

    Lucid Dying: Buddhist Inner Sciences 101 – Ep. 9

    27/03/2015

    Professor Thurman discusses the experiential and physical parallels between the process of sleep and the process of dying. He explains also the similarity between this experience and enlightenment, and how sleep yoga and death yoga can be used therefore on the path to enlightenment. This episode is an excerpt from recordings of a weekend retreat […]

  • Rebirth  Reincarnation Stories : Buddhism 101 – Ep. 8

    Rebirth & Reincarnation Stories : Buddhism 101 – Ep. 8

    20/03/2015

    In this podcast Robert Thurman discusses the motivational and inspirational value of examining rebirth stories first hand on the spiritual path no matter what one’s background is.  Providing examples from Non-Buddhist communities Professor Thurman details the process of dying, death and rebirth, and the contraindications found within our modern relationship with it. Podcast concludes with […]

  • Tibetan Uprising Day March 10th: My Appeal to the World – Ep. 7

    Tibetan Uprising Day March 10th: My Appeal to the World – Ep. 7

    12/03/2015

    In this podcast Robert A.F. Thurman discusses the significance of March 10th in Tibetan history & in the context of the English translation of Sofia Stril-Rever’s book, “My Appeal to the World”, which is a collection of transcripts of 50 speeches given by His Holiness The Dalai Lama on March 10th between 1961 and 2011, […]

  • Universal Vehicle : Buddha, Einstein  Wittgenstein – Ep. 6

    Universal Vehicle : Buddha, Einstein & Wittgenstein – Ep. 6

    06/03/2015

    In this podcast Professor Thurman discusses the role of the Buddha, Einstein & Wittgenstein in modern philosophic perspectives & scientific methods.  Using humorous stories & close translation of Tibetan Buddhist texts Robert Thurman discusses the impossibility of objective reality, and the influential role of the subject in a relational object’s status. Continues with a discussion […]

  • Royal Reason of Relativity: Buddha, Einstein  Wittgenstein – Ep. 5

    Royal Reason of Relativity: Buddha, Einstein & Wittgenstein – Ep. 5

    27/02/2015

    Professor Thurman discusses the progression in theories of relativity in the west from Einstein to Wittgenstein, and shows how the Buddha set forth a perhaps more complete version of the same insight 2500 years earlier with what was later called “the royal reason of relativity. “ Podcast includes an introduction to emptiness, non-duality and the Buddha’s […]

  • Nāgārjuna’s Teaching of Evolutionary Skill  Biology – Ep. 4

    Nāgārjuna’s Teaching of Evolutionary Skill & Biology – Ep. 4

    20/02/2015

    In a reading of Nāgārjuna’s Jewel Rosary (Ratnāvalī), Professor Thurman discusses the skillful paths of evolutionary action performed by body, speech, and mind, presenting that these paths of evolutionary actions shape an individual’s personal evolution or devolution in an evolutionary matrix similar to that of Darwin but, adding to it voluntary individual evolution through infinite […]

  • The Truth of Bliss: No Genesis Nor Final Destination – Ep. 3

    The Truth of Bliss: No Genesis Nor Final Destination – Ep. 3

    13/02/2015

    In this podcast Professor Thurman discusses the Buddhist Twelve Links of Relativistic Origination it’s perspectives on Bliss, Causation, Theism, Kingship, Ignorance, Emptiness & nirvana. Includes an introduction to David B. Gray’s Translation of “The Cakrasamvara Tantra (The Discourse of Sri Heruka) Śrīherukābhidhāna: A Study and Annotated Translation” Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies, dialog […]

  • Buddhism 101: Buddhist Belief in Past  Future Life – Ep. 2

    Buddhism 101: Buddhist Belief in Past & Future Life – Ep. 2

    06/02/2015

    In this podcast Professor Thurman examines the modern scientific perspective on reincarnation (the Buddhist Belief in Past & Future Life), the work of Hermann von Helmholtz on the vital principle and their context within Western religious doctrine. Analyzing the idea of non-existence after death and prior to conception, Robert A.F. Thurman discusses the requirement to […]

  • Bob Thurman Podcast Debut : My Early Years – Ep. 1

    Bob Thurman Podcast Debut : My Early Years – Ep. 1

    09/01/2015

    In the debut episode of the Bob Thurman Podcast Professor Thurman talks about his formative years & his own introduction to Buddhism. Includes personal stories about meeting Geshe Ngawang Wangyal a Kalmyk-Mongolian lama at his Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center Labsum Shedrub Ling in Central New Jersey in the 1960’s. Recorded at the 2014 Translation & […]

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