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Force For Good : Creation Stage Tantra Podcast Bonus Bob Thurman Podcast Robert A.F. Thurman

Force For Good : Creation Stage Tantra Podcast Bonus

In this extended archive recording Robert A.F. Thurman and Dr. Tom Yarnall explore the “Guhyasamāja Tantra King of Tantras – The Glorious Esoteric Community” by Tsongkhapa giving an introduction to Buddhist tantra and the practice of creation stage deity yoga. Includes an exploration of Buddhist Sand or powder mandalas and the chakra system used in… Read more and listen »

Buddhist Sciences Vajrayana Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives Image of Medicine Buddha and Tsongkhapa via www.welcomecollection.org

Force For Good : Vajrayana Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

In this extended archive recording of the Tibet House US Force For Good class Buddhist Sciences : Vajrayana II Robert A.F. Thurman gives an overview of the esoteric teachings of Buddhism. Using the “Esoteric Community” (Guhyasamāja) by Tsongkhapa, Professor Thurman discusses how with proper study and meditation anyone can understand the full meaning of the… Read more and listen »

uddhism, Shamanism & the Miraculous – Ep. 215 of the Bob Thurman Image of Naropa and Tilopa

Buddhism, Shamanism & the Miraculous – Ep. 215

Using the poetry of Milarepa, stories of the mahasiddhas Tilopa and Naropa and the historical accounts of the Buddha’s life, Professor Thurman explains the miraculous nature of Buddhism and it’s connection to shamanism. Opening with a discussion of yoga‘s connection to Buddhism and it’s possible Buddhist origins, Robert Thurman gives an inspiring re-telling of the… Read more and listen »

Deity Yoga : Buddhism and Theism – Ep. 214 of The Bob Thurman Podcast Image via www.namgyalmonastery.org

Deity Yoga : Buddhism and Theism – Ep. 214

In this two part podcast Robert A.F. Thurman uses stories and lessons learned from his time studying with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to explain the Buddhist perspective on God, gods, goddesses and theism. Joined by Dr. Tom Yarnall in a discussion of “Guhyasamāja Tantra King of Tantras – The Glorious Esoteric Community” by… Read more and listen »

Song of Enlightenment : Jankya Rolway Dorje – Ep. 213

Robert A.F. Thurman leads a close line translation of Jankya Rolway Dorje’s poem “Recognition of Mother Voidness” introducing the Buddhist tradition of enlightenment songs and visionary poetics. Using D.W. Winnocott‘s concept of “good enough mother” Professor Thurman gives a teaching on the radical nature of the Buddha’s teachings and how their insights can provide those… Read more and listen »

Hatha & Vajrayana Yoga : Developing Traditions Photo by Ryan McGuire via www.mcguiremade.com.

Hatha & Vajrayana Yoga : Developing Traditions – Ep. 212

Unwinding the mystery of the ancient traditions of Hatha and Vajrayana Yoga, Professor Thurman gives an engaging history and extends a personal invitation to practitioners of both communities to begin developing the esoteric teachings for future generations of sensitive beings. Robert A.F. Thurman opens this week’s episode with an introduction to Buddhist tantra, tantric Abhidharma… Read more and listen »

Birth, Rebirth and Reincarnation Wishes – Ep. 211 of the Bob Thurman Podcast

Birth, Rebirth and Reincarnation Wishes – Ep. 211

In this special birthday episode Professor Thurman discusses his personal wishes for his 78th birthday and upcoming attendance at the Climate Reality Project training with Al Gore and his close friends and family. Podcast concludes with a reading of Albert Saijo’s poem “Bodhisattva Vows” by Gary Gach. Birth, Rebirth and Reincarnation Wishes Episode 211 of… Read more and listen »

Right Livelihood : Buddha in the Workplace - Ep. 210 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Photo by Ryan McGuire via www.gratisography.com.

Right Livelihood : Buddha in the Workplace – Ep. 210

In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman explores the third branch of the eight-fold path of Buddhism of “Right Livelihood” illustrating the skillful art of navigating personal, romantic and workplace relationships with wisdom, compassion and joy. Opening with a discussion of his forthcoming book “Buddhas Have More Fun!” Robert Thurman explains how the Buddha’s fourth Noble… Read more and listen »

Why Buddhism Matters : Past, Present and Future Episode 209 of the Bob Thurman Podcast

Why Buddhism Matters : Past, Present and Future – Ep. 209

In this podcast Robert A.F. Thurman addresses why the ancient teachings of Buddha and the yogic inner scientists of India and Tibet still find a central role in the hearts, minds and cultures of the Himalayan Plateau, Central Asia and Mongolia. Opening this week’s episode acknowledging the acts of bravery and solidarity found throughout the… Read more and listen »

Buddhism is Political - Podcast Bonus

Buddhism is Political : Climate Crisis – Podcast Bonus

A special message from Professor Thurman on the historical role of active political engagement in Buddha’s life and how Buddhism is political and always has been. Continuing his call to action for a Democratic Party “Dream Team” in 2020 and for a “Bright Money” campaign based on the wisdom of interdependence, the practice of compassionate… Read more and listen »

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