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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 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 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 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 Thurman.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Thurman.

Duration:02:06:08

Vimalakīrti’s Verses On Buddhaverses + Bodhisatvas – Ep. 182

9/8/2018
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Beginning this week’s two part podcast recounting Geshe Wangyal reaction to his translation of “The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti” Professor Thurman uses the text to introduce the heroes of enlightenment (Bodhisatvas), the perfected worlds (Buddhaverses) they create through powerful arts and to the hidden meanings of the Heart Sutra. Presenting the short text as an... Read more » The post Vimalakīrti’s Verses On Buddhaverses + Bodhisatvas – Ep. 182 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:59:40

Shamans + Siddhas : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

9/5/2018
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Recorded at the inaugural Shaman and Siddhas retreat held 2015 at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa Robert A.F. Thurman is joined by Isa Gucciardi and Dr Nida Chenagtsang for a discussion on the intersection of Buddhism and Shamanism. Includes a discussion of the history of Tsongkhapa, the Ganden (Joyous) Community he founded, an introduction to... Read more » The post Shamans + Siddhas : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:02:02:07

Tsongkhapa’s Kindness + Four Keys of Selflessness – Ep. 181

8/30/2018
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In this two part podcast Professor Thurman discusses the history of Tsongkhapa, the Ganden (Joyous) Community he founded and leads a guided meditation on the Four Keys of Selflessness. Opening the podcast with a discussion of Eckhart Tolle’s personal discovery of relativity described in his best selling book “The Power of Now“, Robert A.F. Thurman... Read more » The post Tsongkhapa’s Kindness + Four Keys of Selflessness – Ep. 181 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:01:00:03

Buddha’s Inner + Healing Sciences – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

8/28/2018
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In this podcast extra Professor Thurman and Eric Rosenbush discuss Tibetan Medicine and Buddhist Inner Sciences using the miss titled “Tibetan Book of the Dead” as a guide for applying the lessons contained within it to our daily lives and lead a guided meditation on the Eight Dissolution Stages. This extended recording was originally excerpted... Read more » The post Buddha’s Inner + Healing Sciences – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:01:53:24

Liberation Through Nature, Hearing & Sleep – Ep. 180

8/20/2018
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In this two part podcast Professor Thurman and Eric Rosenbush discuss Tibetan Medicine and Buddhist Inner Sciences using the miss titled “Tibetan Book of the Dead” as a guide for applying the lessons contained within it to our daily lives. Second Part of this week’s podcast is a guided meditation on the Eight Dissolution Stages... Read more » The post Liberation Through Nature, Hearing & Sleep – Ep. 180 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:49:39

Science & Poetry of Sleep, Dreaming and Death – Ep. 179

8/13/2018
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In this special edition of the Bob Thurman podcast Professor Thurman is joined by poet and scholar Gary Gach for an in-depth exploration of the Tibetan Science of Healing Sowa Rigpa‘s perspective on sleep, dreams and death using personal experience, Buddhist teachings and poetry. Podcast begins with Robert A.F. Thurman discussing the place of sleep... Read more » The post Science & Poetry of Sleep, Dreaming and Death – Ep. 179 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:01:04:19

Mindfulness + Developing the Mind of the Bodhisattva Meditations – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

8/8/2018
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This podcast extra includes an extended basic mindfulness practice instruction and a guided “Developing the Spirit of Enlightenment or the Mind of The Bodhisattva” meditation. Guided Mindfulness Meditation Professor Thurman leads a traditional Buddhist mindfulness meditation using the breath and mantra as one’s focus along with basic instruction of one’s physical posture during practice sessions... Read more » The post Mindfulness + Developing the Mind of the Bodhisattva Meditations –...

Duration:01:03:44

Tsongkhapa’s Profound and Miraculous Wisdom – Ep. 177

8/4/2018
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Studying the teachings of Zongkapa Lobsang Zhaba (Tsongkhapa) has been at the heart of Robert A.F. Thurman’s personal translation work and professional teaching career . In this two part podcast Professor Thurman discusses the new edition of “The Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa” by Wisdom Publications and leads a guided mindfulness meditation. Opening this week’s podcast... Read more » The post Tsongkhapa’s Profound and Miraculous Wisdom – Ep. 177 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:56:20

Buddha + The Yogis (2011) Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

7/30/2018
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Using the teachings of K. Pattabhi Jois + Geshe Ngawang Wangyal Robert A.F. Thurman and Richard Freeman explore the symbolism and meditation practices centering on the Hindu Brahma, Shiva, and Buddha in the form of Vajradhara. Podcast includes a discussion of Brahmism, Shaivism, Tantic Buddhism, the Chöd Charnel Ground Practice, Raja Yoga (King Yoga), a... Read more » The post Buddha + The Yogis (2011) Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:01:29:35