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Episodes

Body as Holy Grail : Yoga, Breath + Imagination – Ep. 175

7/10/2018
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In this two part podcast Professor Thurman is joined by Richard Freeman, John Campbell + Mary Taylor for a discussion of the connections between the Buddhist Inner Sciences + the Vedic Yoga Traditions and how the two streams of self-transformation when practiced together can positively affect our relationships, communities and the wider world in unexpected... Read more » The post Body as Holy Grail : Yoga, Breath + Imagination – Ep. 175 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:55:12

Principles of the Path : On + Off The Yoga Mat – Ep. 174

6/30/2018
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In this two part podcast Robert A.F. Thurman gives an unique presentation of “Three Principles of the Path” to the annual “Buddha and The Yogis” gathering of yoga practitioners held at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York. Professor Thurman elucidates in clear and readily accessible terms to those unfamiliar with Buddhism the... Read more » The post Principles of the Path : On + Off The Yoga Mat – Ep. 174 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:56:34

Managing Misery : A.A. and The Heart Sutra – Ep. 173

6/24/2018
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Dr. Mark Epstein M.D. and Robert A.F. Thurman, in this two part podcast discuss the Buddhist & Alcoholics Anonymous perspectives on addiction, depression, and recovery using the teachings of Shantideva and Winnicott to highlight common strategies and illustrate how the two can help one change one’s relationship to any source of suffering, internal or external.... Read more » The post Managing Misery : A.A. and The Heart Sutra – Ep. 173 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:55:29

Remembering Those Who Struggle – Ep. 172

6/16/2018
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In this two part podcast Robert A.F. Thurman takes some time to bring his students, friends and podcast subscribers up to date on his recent activities, the on going work of Tibet House US, Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa and shares ways each of us can begin to return the kindness of His Holiness the... Read more » The post Remembering Those Who Struggle – Ep. 172 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:01:00:09

Buddhist Advice for Kings, Rulers + Oligarchs – Ep. 171

6/13/2018
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Buddhist Advice for Kings, Rulers + Oligarchs is an excerpt from the Force For Good Class “Buddhist Ethics and the World Crisis: Counsel for Kings (Ratnavali) The Ethics of Cool Revolution” held at Tibet House US in New York City April 2018. ‘A Force For Good’ is a Tibet House US course to further the... Read more » The post Buddhist Advice for Kings, Rulers + Oligarchs – Ep. 171 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:01:00:09

Medicine Buddha: Raising The Banner of Victory – Ep. 170

6/5/2018
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In this two part podcast Professor Thurman discusses the methodologies of Traditional Himalayan Medicine or Sowa Rigpa’s Galenic, Chinese, and Ayurvedic roots detailing the diagnostic tools of urine analysis, pulse reading and dialog between doctor and patient. Using the visual medical thankgas depicting “The Four Tantras” Robert A.F. Thurman’s begins this week’s podcast with stories... Read more » The post Medicine Buddha: Raising The Banner of Victory – Ep. 170 appeared first on Robert...

Duration:00:57:33

Medicine Buddha : From Myth to Myrobalan – Ep. 169

5/28/2018
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Traditional Himalayan Medicine or Sowa Rigpa with it’s integration of Galenic, Chinese, and Ayurvedic systems of healing is one of the crown jewels of Tibetan Buddhist Culture with the most potential to help individuals, communities and the global community in a sustainable and long lasting manner. In this two part podcast Robert A.F. Thurman introduces... Read more » The post Medicine Buddha : From Myth to Myrobalan – Ep. 169 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:55:14

Buddha’s Mindful Bliss + The Sublime Continuum – Ep. 168

5/21/2018
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Opening this week’s podcast with a discussion of mindfulness of the breath as it relates to the practice to reciting mantras Professor Thurman gives instructions from the Zen Buddhist tradition before introducing the root text from the 2017 Force For Good Class Series: Dr. Bo Jiang’s translation of Bodhisattva Maitreya’s “The Sublime Continuum Super-Commentary with... Read more » The post Buddha’s Mindful Bliss + The Sublime Continuum – Ep. 168 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:01:01:23

Questioning Buddhism : Angry or Fierce Buddhas – Ep. 167

5/14/2018
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Buddhism is the collection of teachings, traditions and religions based upon the mind training philosophy as presented by Prince Siddhartha to his community of mendicants, householders and followers over 2500 years ago. Learning it’s history and the practices of meditation passed down through the generations is not as intimidating as it might sound when one... Read more » The post Questioning Buddhism : Angry or Fierce Buddhas – Ep. 167 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:57:17

Questioning Buddhism : With Robes or Without – Ep. 166

5/7/2018
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Studying Buddhism for personal transformation or to further one’s education in an academic setting is a much richer experience when one is able to ask questions directly. In this two part podcast Professor Robert A.F. Thurman responds to a series of questions from his long time friend, translator and student of Geshe Wangyal. Podcast includes... Read more » The post Questioning Buddhism : With Robes or Without – Ep. 166 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:57:37

Dewa, Emptiness + The Buddha’s Inspiration – Ep. 165

4/28/2018
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Recorded on Earth Day 2018 Professor Thurman opens this two part podcast with an invitation to the Dewa Spa at Menla Retreat providing a translation of the word dewa, a history of the Tibet House US property in Phoenicia, New York and a teaching on his personal inspiration found in the life and wisdom of... Read more » The post Dewa, Emptiness + The Buddha’s Inspiration – Ep. 165 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:39:38

Ananda, Jivaka + Devadatta : Buddha’s Entourage – Ep. 164

4/24/2018
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In this two part podcast Robert AF Thurman leads live translation of “The Samaññaphala Sutta : The Fruit of the Homeless Life” providing the back-stories of the historical figures found in the sutra in order to elucidate the ethical and scientific insights of the Buddha’s teachings on the value of the contemplative life. Using this... Read more » The post Ananda, Jivaka + Devadatta : Buddha’s Entourage – Ep. 164 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:51:53

Pilgrimage: Psychosis, Mosquitoes + Compassion – Ep. 163

4/15/2018
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Guiding a meditation and a traditional Dharma teaching from “the happiest place on earth” Professor Thurman begins this two part podcast discussing the Buddha’s insight into the psychosis at the heart the suffering of individuals, groups and in society as a whole. Recounting the Dalai Lama‘s teaching on his personal experiences with the ethics of... Read more » The post Pilgrimage: Psychosis, Mosquitoes + Compassion – Ep. 163 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:01:08:24

Pilgrimage : Deepening Wisdom and Compassion – Ep. 162

4/8/2018
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Teaching from the pilgrimage sites in Bodhgaya Professor Thurman opens this podcast with a discussion of how the Buddha redefined the concept of truth and how modern language about Buddhism is influenced by it’s early translation by scholars attempting to frame it’s philosophy of mind training into Western religious equivalencies. Guiding a close reading of... Read more » The post Pilgrimage : Deepening Wisdom and Compassion – Ep. 162 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:56:04

Alcoholics Anonymous, Buddhism + Powerlessness – Ep. 161

3/31/2018
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In this two part podcast Mark Epstein M.D. joins Professor Thurman for a dialog on the Buddhist & Alcoholics Anonymous perspectives on addiction, depression, recovery and their strategies on how individuals can change their relationship to feelings of powerlessness. Beginning with a recommendation of BBC’s long running Science Fiction Fantasy program ‘Dr. Who’ and a... Read more » The post Alcoholics Anonymous, Buddhism + Powerlessness – Ep. 161 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:55:01

Buddhism 101: Polite + Humorous Rudeness – Ep. 160

3/24/2018
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Joined by Foundation for the Sacred Stream’s Isa Gucciardi Ph.D. Robert AF Thurman in this podcast discusses the power of polite and humorous rudeness as taught by Shantideva, Tibet’s Dalai Lama and by his beloved teacher: wife of fifty years Nena von Schlebrügge. This two part podcast begins with Professor Thurman recounting personal stories from... Read more » The post Buddhism 101: Polite + Humorous Rudeness – Ep. 160 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:57:12

Super Knowledge For Busy People : Buddhism 101 – Ep. 159

3/17/2018
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In this recording from his early days at Columbia University Professor Thurman explores Indo-Tibetan Buddhism in the intellectual setting of ancient India and Tibet, how it relates to modern philosophical thought and to the mindfulness revolution in popular culture. Focusing on the Dialecticist Centrism found in the writings of Aryadeva, Dharmakīrti, Dignāga, Tsongkhapa, Vasubandhu & in... Read more » The post Super Knowledge For Busy People : Buddhism 101 – Ep. 159 appeared first on...

Duration:00:58:50

Science Fiction as Sadhana : Buddhist Inner Sciences 101 – Ep. 158

3/11/2018
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Recounting stories from his last day teaching at Columbia University Robert AF Thurman opens this two part podcast with a discussion of his translation of Tsongkhapa’s “Essence of True Eloquence“, popularly known to Tibetans and those studying the Centralist Mind Training texts as “Tsongkhapa’s Iron Bow” due to it’s complexity as the ground for a... Read more » The post Science Fiction as Sadhana : Buddhist Inner Sciences 101 – Ep. 158 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:45:55

Bliss Suspicion & The Three Types of Justice – Ep. 157

3/4/2018
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Contrasting our modern materialistic terminal lifestyle which denies the interconnection of sensitive beings + the possibility of past + future lives with that of the Infinite Lifestyle as taught by the Buddha Professor Thurman re-frames the traditional translations of key terms found in Shantideva and in describing nirvana as bliss. Opening this two part podcast... Read more » The post Bliss Suspicion & The Three Types of Justice – Ep. 157 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:55:09

Compassion + The Intrinsic Reality of Miss Piggy – Ep. 156

2/25/2018
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Examining cultural norms through the lens of compassion, when grounded in the Centrist mind training perspectives of India + Tibet can transform one’s relationship to conditioning, to themselves and the world in which one finds one self. In this two part podcast Professor Robert AF Thurman discusses Three Manjushris, the place of the Lam Rim... Read more » The post Compassion + The Intrinsic Reality of Miss Piggy – Ep. 156 appeared first on Robert Thurman.

Duration:00:46:25