Remembering Those Who Struggle – Ep. 172

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 Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Recorded at his home in the Catskill Mountains this week’s podcast begins with a discussion of the Buddhist mendicant tradition, the wide variety of teachings and initiatives of the Dalai Lama intended for secular people and Professor Thurman’s personal and academic insights on daily sitting meditation practice, mindfulness skills training and the mindfulness revolution. Podcast includes a short discussion of Andy Puddicombe‘s Headspace and other digital mindfulness mobile applications.

Second half of this week’s podcast concludes with a special teaching and personal message on the recent summit between the United States and North Korea, death, dying and a non-dual Buddhist perspective on suicide.

This week’s episode of the Bob Thurman Podcast was thanks to Omega Institute & brought to you in part through the support of the Tibet House US Membership Community and Menla Retreat + Dewa Spa.

"Remembering Those Who Struggle with Wisdom + Compassion" Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash“Remembering Those Who Struggle with Wisdom + Compassion” Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 160 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal ideation or depression please visit: or call 1-800-273-8255.

The songs ‘Dancing Ling’ and ‘Trance Tibet” 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.

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