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Professor Robert AF “Tenzin” Thurman’s official podcast covers diverse topics including Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Studies, spirituality, Tibetan Culture, Asian history, philosophy, Eastern Ideas, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

These weekly free podcasts include original content as well as selected highlights from his lectures and presentations given around the world. Robert 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 magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine.

A New York Times Best Selling author, his latest book “Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama” a full color graphic novel published by Tibet House US.


Podcast Episodes

Tibet House US Conversations : Sarah Drew – Ep. 226

Tibet House US Conversations : Sarah Drew – Ep. 226

In this episode Professor Thurman is joined by Sarah Drew for a discussion on the need for conscious evolution of individuals in order to address the global climate crisis. Podcast includes: an introduction to the history of the sacred feminine, a examination of the role of oracles and herbal medicine across cultures and a short… Read more and listen »

Buddhism in the West : The Pursuit of Happiness – Ep. 225 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Photo by Luke Stackpoole via Unsplash

Buddhism in the West : The Pursuit of Happiness – Ep. 225

Examining the spread of Buddhism in the West through the organizations and communities found in the United States Robert A.F. Thurman gives a teaching on the Buddhist methods any individual can use in their pursuit of happiness no matter their background. Opening with an exploration of the Buddhist perspective on the role and personal joy… Read more and listen »

Buddhism As Evolutionary Sport - Ep. 224 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Image via Wellcome Collection.

Buddhism As Evolutionary Sport – Ep. 224

Using the historical spread of the Buddha’s teachings as a road map Robert A.F. Thurman introduces Buddhist life and practice as an evolutionary sport which effectively transforms the hearts, minds and societies of the individuals who encounter it and make their precious human lives supremely meaningful for self and others. Opening with an exploration of… Read more and listen »

Bright Money for the Climate : Truth in Action – Ep. 223 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Photo by rupixen.com on Unsplash.

Bright Money for the Climate : Truth in Action – Ep. 223

In this episode Professor Thurman invites listeners to join him in responding to the inescapable environmental crisis through the development of a bright money campaign and more democratic solutions for the 2020 election. Opening with a discussion of the work of Jane Mayer, Robert A.F. Thurman details his vision for a Democratic Party “Dream Team”… Read more and listen »

Listening to Greta Thunberg : Truth in Action - Episode 222 Greta Thunberg Photo by Andy Bosselman.

Listening to Greta Thunberg : Truth in Action – Ep. 222

In this episode Professor Thurman invites listeners to join him in responding to the inspiring work of Greta Thunberg in their local community and globally through the efforts of The Climate Reality Project. Podcast includes an introduction to the international efforts begun by Al Gore and his “Climate Reality” Leadership training Corps, an in-depth exploration… Read more and listen »

Vajra Yoga and Vajra Politics : Podcast Bonus Photo via The Yoga Space

Vajra Yoga and Vajra Politics : Buddha and the Yogis

In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman gives an introduction to the theory and practice of yoga highlighting the importance of individual engagement in politics across its history. Opening with a call to action to all those looking to create positive change in their personal lives and for the climate through the study of Buddhism and… Read more and listen »

Tibet House US Conversations : Chris Grosso – Ep. 221 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Photo

Tibet House US Conversations : Chris Grosso – Ep. 221

In this episode Professor Thurman is joined by Chris Grosso for an extended discussion on the role of mentoring in recovery and the value of compassion in working with at risk youth and those facing conflict. Podcast includes: an overview of the Buddhist perspective on Death, a discussion of peer and addiction recovery counseling, a… Read more and listen »

Hindu and Buddhist Paths : Force For Good Bob Thurman Podcast Bonus Sarasvati with Krishna Das Tibet House US

Hindu and Buddhist Paths : Force For Good Podcast Bonus

In this extended recording with Krishna Das and his band, Professor Thurman leads a discussion of the Hindu and Buddhist perspectives on the soul, sin and greed using stories from their early years in India. Archive session includes a group recitation of the “Heart Sutra”, a discussion of non-duality as it relates to bliss, an… Read more and listen »

Buddha’s Joy : Exploring Buddhist Tantra – Ep. 220 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Wheel of Life Image by Tenzing Rigdol

Buddha’s Joy : Exploring Buddhist Tantra – Ep. 220

Professor Thurman in this two part episode distills the complexities of Buddhist esoteric history into an engaging introduction to the Buddha’s joy and teachings for those of all backgrounds. Introducing the retreat study practices of Tsong Khapa Robert A.F. Thurman uses The Garland of Buddhas Sutra (brilliantly translated from the Chinese by Tom Cleary as… Read more and listen »

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Tibet House US Conversations : Janice Marturano – Ep. 219

In this episode Professor Thurman is joined by Janice Marturano for an extended discussion on the role of mindfulness in leaders and the development of mindful leadership programs in recent years. Podcast includes: a discussion of the nature of mindfulness practice, an introduction to the history of Buddhist meditation and personal stories from Robert A.F…. Read more and listen »

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