Podcast Episodes

Pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives GeoEx Bodh Gaya Trip Photo

Pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

In this extended archive recording from the 2017 Tibet House US Benefit Trip to Bodh Gaya, India, Robert A.F. Thurman gives a teaching on the value of imaginative compassion as expressed in the cosmology, art and people found throughout the Buddhist sutras and tantras. This archive recording includes: discussions of “Flower Ornament Sutra“, Kalachakra Tantra,… Read more and listen »

Pilgrimage : Swimming & Sitting Under The Bodhi Tree - Ep. 196 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Photo by Filip Wolak All Rights Reserved

Swimming & Sitting Under The Bodhi Tree – Ep. 196

Teaching from the bodhi tree the Buddha attained enlightenment beneath, Robert A.F. Thurman gives a teaching on the value of imaginative compassion as expressed in the cosmology, art and people found throughout the Buddhist sutras and tantras. Opening this week’s episode with a reading of the “Flower Ornament Sutra” Professor Thurman introduces us to “swimming”… Read more and listen »

Buddha & The Yogis : Divine Feminine - Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

Buddha & The Yogis : 2016 – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

In this archive recording from the Buddha and The Yogis program held annually at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa Robert A.F. Thurman discusses the importance of the divine feminine and the role of women in Indian, Tibetan and Western history. Opening with an exploration of the experience of enlightenment Professor Thurman gives an introduction to Buddhist… Read more and listen »

Tara, Yoga & Female Buddhas - Ep. 195 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Tara statue photo via www.luminousbuddha.com.

Tara, Yoga & Female Buddhas – Ep. 195

In this two part podcast Professor Thurman discusses the role of women in Indian and Tibetan history and of the feminine principle within their inner and outer yoga traditions. Opening with an exploration of the experience of enlightenment as depicted in the classic science fiction film “Star Trek The Motion Picture” Robert A.F. Thurman gives… Read more and listen »

Buddha Bliss & Kālachakra Yoga – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives Photo by Priscilla Kimie

Buddha Bliss & Kālachakra Yoga – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

An extended archive podcast from Professor Thurman’s annual holiday message and his monthly teaching for the ongoing Kālachakra Study & Practice Group. Robert A.F. Thurman discusses the value of end of year celebrations, compassion and the Kālachakra yoga in helping individuals of any tradition or religious background to escape the terminal lifestyle of self centered… Read more and listen »

Infinite Lifestyle : Yoga & End of Year Celebrations - Ep. 194 of the Bob Thurman Podcast Photo by Paul Cooper, All Rights Reserved.

Infinite Lifestyle : Yoga & End of Year Celebrations – Ep. 194

Opening this week’s holiday podcast with a guided meditation from his book “Infinite Life: Awakening to Bliss Within” Professor Thurman discusses the value of end of year celebrations, compassion and the yoga sciences in helping individuals of any tradition or religious background to escape the terminal lifestyle of self centered materialism. Highlighting the common spiritual… Read more and listen »

Dharma and Yoga : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives Photo by Raimond Klavins www.artmif.lv

Dharma and Yoga : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

In this extended archive recording from the Annual New Year’s Tibet House US Dharma and Yoga Retreat held at Menla Retreat Professor Thurman, Sharon Salzberg, Carolyn Christie, Brooke Myers and Paul Bloom lead a discussion with retreat participants on how the daily practice of Buddhist Dharma and all Yoga traditions can transform one’s life. Opening… Read more and listen »

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

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 and listen »

Abuse in Buddhism : Gurus, Disciples & The Middle Way Photo by Arisa Chattasa on Unsplash from the Bob Thurman Podcast

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

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 and listen »

Buddhist Sciences Vajrayana I : RAFT Archives

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 and listen »