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 - Ep. 211 Grahamatrika, Mahavidya Image via RubinBirth, Rebirth and Reincarnation Wishes Episode 211 of the Bob Thurman Podcast image of Grahamatrika, Mahavidya via Himalayan Art Resources.

This week’s episode’s of the Bob Thurman Podcast was brought to you in part through the support of the Tibet House US Membership Community and Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York and Wisdom Publications.

Gary Gregory Gach is an author, translator, and editor living in San Francisco. A dynamic speaker and teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism his works include the anthology “What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop” and the forthcoming “Pause Breathe Smile – Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation is Not Enough”. To learn more about the writings and work Of Gary Gach please visit:

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The song ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge is used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.

“Birth, Rebirth and Reincarnation Wishes – Ep. 211″ of the Bob Thurman Podcast” is apart of the Buddhism 101 series using classic teachings from the archives of Robert AF Thurman to elucidate basic concepts of the tradition.

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