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Episodes

Menla & Buddha’s Eight Fold Path – Ep. 193

12/10/2018
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Robert A.F. Thurman is joined by Sharon Salzberg from the Annual New Year’s Tibet House US Dharma and Yoga Retreat held at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York for a special teaching on the Buddha’s Eight Fold Path. Opening with a dedication to Sharon Salzberg for her selfless history of teaching, on... Read more » The post Menla & Buddha’s Eight Fold Path – Ep. 193 appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:00:58:10

Abuse in Buddhism : Gurus, Disciples & The Middle Way – Ep. 192

12/2/2018
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Addressing the sexual misconduct and abuse by leaders and members of Buddhist communities, Robert A.F. Thurman gives a practical teaching on understanding the destructive emotions and deluded perspectives underlying such bad behavior. Opening this week’s episode with a mantra recitation, Professor Thurman gives a short teaching for Buddhists and Non-Buddhists on the Buddha’s discovery of... Read more » The post Abuse in Buddhism : Gurus, Disciples & The Middle Way – Ep. 192 appeared first...

Duration:00:59:55

Buddhist Sciences Vajrayana : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

11/28/2018
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In this Force For Good archive recording, Professor Thurman gives a teaching on the history of Buddhism and the Esoteric Vajrayana meditation practices preserved in Tibet and found within all Buddhist traditions and teachings. Opening with a humorous presentation on non-duality using the science fiction movies featuring Godzilla, Robert A.F. Thurman explores the nature of... Read more » The post Buddhist Sciences Vajrayana : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:01:53:29

Godzilla Sutra : Understanding Anger & The Axial Age – Ep. 191

11/24/2018
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In this two part podcast Professor Thurman gives a teaching on the history of Buddhism and the Esoteric Vajrayana meditation practices preserved in Tibet and found within all Buddhist traditions and teachings. Opening this week’s episode with humorous presentation on non-duality using the science fiction movies featuring Godzilla Robert A.F. Thurman explores the nature of... Read more » The post Godzilla Sutra : Understanding Anger & The Axial Age – Ep. 191 appeared first on Robert A.F....

Duration:00:51:28

Cakrasamvara Tantra : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

11/19/2018
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In this archive recording from the “Force for Good” class series Robert A.F. Thurman uses the work of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to elucidate the esoteric sources and imaginative tools used by Tibetan monastics, wandering mendicants, yogis, yoginis and everyday sensitive beings for the cultivation of love, compassion, joy, and equilibrium. Opening with an... Read more » The post Cakrasamvara Tantra : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:02:02:00

Pharmacopeia of Visualization : Tantra, Sex & Meditation – Ep. 190

11/15/2018
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This in depth teaching on the practice and performance of visualization during meditative states Robert A.F. Thurman provides a practical roadmap for those from any religious, cultural or economic background to apply the tools from the esoteric traditions of Buddhist tantra to understand and reduce suffering on all levels. Opening this week’s teaching with an... Read more » The post Pharmacopeia of Visualization : Tantra, Sex & Meditation – Ep. 190 appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:00:58:30

Buddhist Psychonauts & Their Yogic Technology – Ep. 189

11/10/2018
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Using the work of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as presented in Daniel Goleman’s best selling book “Force for Good” Robert A.F. Thurman elucidates the esoteric sources and imaginative tools used by Tibetan monastics, wandering mendicants, yogis, yoginis and everyday sensitive beings for the cultivation of love, compassion, joy, and equilibrium. Opening with an introduction... Read more » The post Buddhist Psychonauts & Their Yogic Technology – Ep. 189 appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:00:51:36

Death & Deathlessness : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

11/3/2018
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Archive recording from the closing talk from the “Death & Deathlessness Retreat” held at Menla in 2015 with Robert A.F. Thurman and Dale Borglum. This archive recording is a lively discussion of the miss titled “Tibetan Book of the Dead” and the place of gurus and fierce deities within the Buddhist perspective on the death... Read more » The post Death & Deathlessness : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:02:07:13

Tibetan Book of the Dead : Gurus, Friends & Fierce Deities – Ep. 188

10/25/2018
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Robert A.F. Thurman is joined in this two part podcast by the Living/ Dying Project’s Dale Borglum for a lively discussion of the miss titled “Tibetan Book of the Dead” and the place of gurus and fierce deities within the Buddhist perspective on the death process. Opening this week’s podcast with a recommendation of the... Read more » The post Tibetan Book of the Dead : Gurus, Friends & Fierce Deities – Ep. 188 appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:00:58:27

Key Pali Suttas : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

10/21/2018
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In this archive recording from the Tibet House US class “Key Pali Suttas : Samanapala, Kevaddha Sutta, Tevijja Sutta, Agannya Sutta” Robert A.F. Thurman explores rebirth and reincarnation using the colorful Jataka Tales from the Buddha’s past lives provides an overview of the evolution of the notions of Karma, Dharma and community through history. Opening... Read more » The post Key Pali Suttas : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:02:06:27

Drawing The Rabbit in The Moon : Jataka Tales – Ep. 187

10/16/2018
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Exploring rebirth and reincarnation using the colorful Jataka Tales from the Buddha’s past lives Professor Thurman in this two part podcast provides listeners with an overview of the evolution of the notions of Karma, Dharma and community through history. Opening with a discussion of the work of sociologist Talcott Parsons, Robert A.F. Thurman illustrates how the... Read more » The post Drawing The Rabbit in The Moon : Jataka Tales – Ep. 187 appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:00:55:06

Compassionate Bliss of the Artist – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

10/9/2018
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In this archive recording from the Artist and Buddhist Contemplatives Project gathering held at Garrison Institute Professor Thurman and Meredith Monk discuss the role of art in Buddhism and the inspiring bliss of the artist. Detailing the Buddhist concept of Dharma, Robert Thurman introduces the Ten Paramitas through a discussion of art, creativity, stories from... Read more » The post Compassionate Bliss of the Artist – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:01:15:42

Buddhism for Artists : Behind the Buddha’s Smile – Ep. 186

10/7/2018
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Opening this two part podcast detailing the Buddhist concept of Dharma, Robert Thurman introduces the Ten Paramitas through a discussion of art, creativity, stories from the Dalai Lama’s dialogs with Western creatives and depictions of the Buddha’s smile. Podcast includes: an in-depth exploration of the artfulness of the Seventh Paramita: Upāya (Skillful Means or Liberative... Read more » The post Buddhism for Artists : Behind the Buddha’s Smile – Ep. 186 appeared first on Robert A.F....

Duration:00:58:19

Land of the Thunder Dragon – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

10/3/2018
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Archive recording from the Geo Ex and Tibet House US Membership Community Trip Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon led by Robert A.F. Thurman and Brent Olson in 2014. Robert A.F. Thurman in this archive discusses how pilgrimage combined with study of Buddhist Philosophy can help anyone encounter the bliss at the core of his... Read more » The post Land of the Thunder Dragon – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:01:00:28

Pilgrimage : Encountering the Buddha’s Bliss – Ep. 185

9/29/2018
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Robert A.F. Thurman in this two part podcast discusses how pilgrimage combined with study of Buddhist Philosophy can help anyone encounter the bliss at the core of his mind transformation practices and leads a guided meditation. Using the colorful depictions of the Padmasambhava, Pema Lingpa and Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel Professor Thurman explains the role of... Read more » The post Pilgrimage : Encountering the Buddha’s Bliss – Ep. 185 appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:00:48:04

Flowers of a Moment with Gary Gach – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

9/26/2018
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Archive recording from the Inaugural reading of Flowers of a Moment by Ko Un, translated by Young Moo Kim, Brother Anthony of Taizé, by Gary Gach, at Moe’s Books, Berkeley, California, 2006 Korean poet, writer, and activist Ko Un was born in Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do. He was drawn to poetry after discovering the early work of... Read more » The post Flowers of a Moment with Gary Gach – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:00:28:57

Vimalakīrti’s Verses on Cool Heroes + Cool Heroism – Ep. 184

9/23/2018
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Using the Goddess Chapter of the “The Holy Teaching of Vimalakīrti’” and his classic “Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Real Happiness” Robert A.F. Thurman in this two part podcast illuminates his theory of cool heroism and the cool heroes that live the revolutionary wisdom of Buddhism daily. Professor Thurman opens the first... Read more » The post Vimalakīrti’s Verses on Cool Heroes + Cool Heroism – Ep. 184 appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:00:50:58

Force For Good : Ati Yoga – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

9/19/2018
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In this archive recording of the on-going Force For Good Class Series Robert A.F. Thurman and Dr. Nida Chenagtsang give an introduction to Buddhist Tantra and the meditation practices used to accelerate spiritual evolution through the development of one’s magic body. Using Nargajuna‘s verses on clear light, Bodhisattvas, the development of the rainbow body and... Read more » The post Force For Good : Ati Yoga – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:02:05:06

Buddhist Inner Sciences: Revealing Your Magic Body – Ep. 183

9/13/2018
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Robert A.F. Thurman and Dr. Nida Chenagtsang in this two part podcast give an introduction to Buddhist Tantra and the meditation practices used to accelerate spiritual evolution through the development of one’s magic body. Using Nargajuna‘s verses on clear light, Bodhisattvas, the development of the rainbow body and bliss Professor Thurman gives an introduction to... Read more » The post Buddhist Inner Sciences: Revealing Your Magic Body – Ep. 183 appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:00:56:36

How To Build A Buddhaverse : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

9/11/2018
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Archive recording from the introductory class “How To Build a Buddhaverse + Buddhist Non-Dual Physics” from the Force For Good on-going class series held annually at Tibet House US in New York City and online through live-stream broadcast. Professor Thurman uses his translation of “The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti” to introduce the heroes of enlightenment... Read more » The post How To Build A Buddhaverse : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert A.F. Thurman.

Duration:02:06:08