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

  • Tibet House US Menla Conversation: Jessica Pimentel – Ep. 252

    Tibet House US Menla Conversation: Jessica Pimentel – Ep. 252

    10/01/2021 Duración: 49min

    In this episode Professor Thurman is joined by actor and musician Jessica Pimentel for an intimate conversation on Buddhism, creativity and how they both discovered the Dharma growing up in and around New York City. Jessica Pimentel is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism in the Gelugpa tradition and studied under the former abbot of Sera […]

  • Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Kiri Westby – Ep. 251

    Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Kiri Westby – Ep. 251

    31/12/2020 Duración: 53min

    In a conversation spanning the top of Mount Everest to the front-lines of parenting during a global Pandemic, Professor Thurman is joined by Kiri Westby for a dialog on human rights, activism and the history of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhist culture. Opening with a discussion of Kiri Westby’s “Fortune Favors The Brave: An Extraordinary Memoir” […]

  • Nomadism  Rainbow Reparations – Ep. 250

    Nomadism & Rainbow Reparations – Ep. 250

    28/12/2020 Duración: 49min

    Exploring the preciousness of America and its positive impact upon the digitally interconnected world, Robert A.F. Thurman discusses and provides a road-map for re-evaluating the complex historical relationship with indigenous and enslaved African peoples’ cultures and societies it was built upon. Opening with a heart-to-heart message to his listeners about the impact of global pandemic […]

  • Envisioning the New  Celebrating the Wisdom of Winter Solstice – Ep. 249

    Envisioning the New & Celebrating the Wisdom of Winter Solstice – Ep. 249

    24/12/2020 Duración: 34min

    Tracing the cultural and mythological history of solstice celebrations across the globe, Robert Thurman in his annual holiday message shares his positive vision for thriving even in the darkest of seasons, times and situations. Examining the common practice of cultures centering winter and end of year holidays around the moment the north pole is farthest […]

  • Celebrating Love and Poetry During the Coronapocalypse – Ep. 248

    Celebrating Love and Poetry During the Coronapocalypse – Ep. 248

    16/12/2020 Duración: 59min

    Opening this week’s episode with an introduction to the epic poem “Gita Govinda”, Robert Thurman uses the work of Jayadeva to guide listeners through the spiritual and linguistic history of India, Buddhist philosophy and the inner and outer yogic sciences. Describing India as “the original melting pot”, Professor Thurman shares his personal reflections on the […]

  • The Task At Hand: Rainbow Houses and Rainbow Bodies – Ep. 247

    The Task At Hand: Rainbow Houses and Rainbow Bodies – Ep. 247

    18/11/2020 Duración: 53min

    A special post election message of hope from Robert A.F. Thurman recorded November 2020 in Phoenicia, New York at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa. Image via Obama White House Archives, All Rights Reserved. www.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov

  • Questioning Buddhism: Sharon Salzberg and Bob Thurman – Ep. 246

    Questioning Buddhism: Sharon Salzberg and Bob Thurman – Ep. 246

    07/11/2020 Duración: 01h32min

    Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman continue their online dialogue using questions from friends and students discussing how the tools of mindfulness skill training, Buddhist philosophy and the teachings of the Dalai Lama have influenced them over the years. Questioning Buddhism: Sharon Salzberg and Bob Thurman – Ep. 246 of the Bob Thurman Podcast was recorded […]

  • The Kindness of Angels, Materialists  Strangers: Tibetan Book of the Dead – Ep. 245

    The Kindness of Angels, Materialists & Strangers: Tibetan Book of the Dead – Ep. 245

    31/10/2020 Duración: 56min

    Opening with an extended message of gratitude to modern scientists, Professor Thurman in this episode explores the power of kindness and the centrality of compassionate wisdom in transformation through reading key passages from the miss titled “Tibetan Book of the Dead”. Robert A.F. Thurman gives a close line reading and recitation of his classic translation […]

  • Congratulatory Rejoicing: Tibetan Book of the Dead – Ep. 244

    Congratulatory Rejoicing: Tibetan Book of the Dead – Ep. 244

    24/10/2020 Duración: 57min

    In this episode Professor Thurman introduces the Four Noble Truths and the Buddhist Inner Sciences through reading key passages from the miss titled “Tibetan Book of the Dead”. Opening with a recommendation of “Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition” by Andrew Holecek and a lively Carlos Castaneda story, […]

  • Vajra Yoga: Foundations in Mind and Body – Ep. 243

    Vajra Yoga: Foundations in Mind and Body – Ep. 243

    08/10/2020 Duración: 47min

    In this episode, recorded on the “Super Moon” of August 2020, Professor Thurman introduces the historic Vajra Yoga teacher training being held in person and online with The Yoga Space’s Michele Loew and the Tibet House US Menla community. Teaching to Yoga students in person and live on Zoom, Bob Thurman gives a teaching on […]

  • Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Sharon Salzberg – Ep. 242

    Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Sharon Salzberg – Ep. 242

    01/10/2020 Duración: 53min

    Reconnecting for the first time since the Covi-19 pandemic began Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman discuss the her book “Real Change” and how the tools of mindfulness skill training, Buddhist philosophy and the teachings of the Dalai Lama have influenced them over the years. Opening with stories from the “Peacemaking: The Power of Nonviolence” Conference […]

  • Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Mark Epstein M.D. – Ep. 241

    Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Mark Epstein M.D. – Ep. 241

    01/09/2020 Duración: 01h15min

    In this extended conversation Robert A.F. Thurman and Dr. Mark Epstein M.D. discuss the history of scientific studies on the effects of meditation training since Buddhism's migration to the West and encounter with materialists, psychotherapists and poets. Settling down after their annual Buddhism and Psychotherapy gathering, Bob Thurman and Mark Epstein reflect upon their twenty plus years teaching together, the on-going dialog between mental health care-givers and Buddhist Psychonauts, highlighting the teachers and teachings which impacted their work, writing and personal journeys. Candidly sharing details about his next book, Dr. Mark Epstein describes his academic career, the untold stories behind his groundbreaking writings and the moments his life long studies of psychology have put him on the front lines of the mindfulness revolution through his patients, colleges and in his participation in historic scientific studies. This episode includes: an exploration of the influence of the historical Buddha,

  • Tibet House US Conversations : Lavinia Currier – Ep. 240

    Tibet House US Conversations : Lavinia Currier – Ep. 240

    30/04/2020

    In this extended conversation Robert A.F. Thurman and Lavinia Currier discuss the history of environmental awareness in light of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Recounting childhood stories from the first Earth Day, film maker and life long environmentalist Lavinia Currier shares insights from her experience as an mother, organic farmer, creative producer and protector of pristine […]

  • Tibet House US Conversations : Dr. Mark Hyman – Ep. 239

    Tibet House US Conversations : Dr. Mark Hyman – Ep. 239

    17/04/2020

    In this extended conversation Dr. Mark Hyman and Robert A.F. Thurman explore the relationship between diet, food production, the climate crisis and the rise of global pandemics. Opening with a short history of farm policy and government food subsidies in the United States, Professor Thurman and Dr. Hyman share stories from their work over the […]

  • Cool Heroism  The Great Re-Thinking – Ep. 238

    Cool Heroism & The Great Re-Thinking – Ep. 238

    30/03/2020

    Using the teachings of the historical Buddha, Nagarjuna and Shantideva, Robert A.F. Thurman elaborates the concept of cool heroism and the yoga of practical non-violence passed down from India and Tibet. Opening with a humorous introduction to the non-violent teachings of Gandhi and the Buddhist perspective on theism, Professor Thurman gives an explanation of his […]

  • Buddhist Leadership  The Medicine Buddha – Ep. 237

    Buddhist Leadership & The Medicine Buddha – Ep. 237

    22/03/2020

    Introducing the iconography of the Medicine Buddha used to train Tibetan Buddhist medical practitioners , Robert A.F. Thurman explores the foundations of Buddhism and the role of leadership within the Buddha’s non-violent revolutionary philosophy. Opening with a short history of Buddhist medicine and Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan Science of Healing, Professor Thurman gives a teaching on […]

  • 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 […]

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