Tag: "Bob Thurman"

Stress Relief for Buddhists – Ep 107

In this podcast Professor Thurman leads a reading of the early Pali Suttas known as the Digha Nikaya or The Long Discourses of the Buddha on the four foundations of Mindfulness. Includes a guided meditation using the Buddha’s instructions to bhikkhus & bhikkhunis. Recorded at the 2009 Tibet House US weekend retreat “Stress” with Sharon… Read more »

Inauguration & Women’s March – Ep. 102

A short guided meditation on the 2017 US Presidential Inauguration, the Women’s Marches held world wide & the historical context of the current global situation by Professor Robert AF Thurman. Includes a short overview of the destructive power of anger & fear from a Buddhist perspective. This podcast was recorded on Jan 17, 2017 in… Read more »

Visionary Man of Peace: An Interview with Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama should certainly be included in any international register of the ten most influential living people in the world, much more so than many heads of state. In addition to each of the many honors he has received, he has personally met, impressed, and touched the heart of kings and queens, prime ministers,… Read more »

A Prayer for Nepal & A Call To Action by Robert AF Thurman

For those of you who are able and willing to help financially Tibet House US has compiled a list of links to effective and reliable relief efforts that stand in need of funds to address the situation on the ground there in Nepal: Save The Children’s Nepal Earthquake Children’s Relief Fund will help the organization… Read more »

Tsongkhapa, Father Philo & Mother Sophia: Bob Thurman Podcast

First, Tsongkhapa’s Essence of True Eloquence is a work of  “philosophy,” and hence a communication to  “philosophers” in the true sense of the title, as “lovers of wisdom, whose wisdom is their  love .” But where are today’s philosophers to be found?  Too many have almost forgotten that Science and Technology are mere children, that… Read more »

Meditation & Mistaken Guru Yoga with Gelek Rimpoche – Ep13

Introducing the Vimalakīrti Nirdeśha Sūtra, Gelek Rimpoche and Professor Thurman discuss mistaken relationships with Buddhist gurus and books, particularly in the West. They offer guidance for identifying a good guru and for maintaining a healthy relationship with the guru. Professor Thurman also continues with a reading of a humorous anecdote about Śhāriputra from the Vimalakīrti… Read more »

Vipassana Meditation & Realization: Bob Thurman Podcast

The bottom line is that you can take responsibility for how you occupy your mind. You can convert negativity into positivity in your life by opening yourself up to the ancient and well-proven philosophies available from the teachers of liberation who have flourished in history. You can study their teachings, not only as a spiritual… Read more »

Heart Sutra – Ep12

Professor Thurman recites and then briefly explains the Heart Sutra. Professor Thurman’s translation of the Heart Sutra can be found in his book, Essential Tibetan Buddhism, on page 171, under the chapter heading, “Practicing the Liberating Wisdom.” This episode is an extract from a lecture that Professor Thurman gave at Tibet House US on April… Read more »

Meditation and Realization – Ep11

This is a fly-on-the-wall episode of Professor Thurman talking to a student about quiescence (pali: samatha, sanskrit: śhamatha), insight (pali: vipassanā, sanskrit: vipaśhyanā) and realization/meditation (bhāvanā). They discuss common misunderstandings of the three, and how to use them on the path to enlightenment. http://media.blubrry.com/bob_thurman_podcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/thetimemachine/Bob_Thurman_Meditation_and_Realization_-_Ep11.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | Podcast… Read more »

Buddha’s Jewel Community: The Freedom of Asceticism

The monastic social movement that emerged from the Axial Age in India swept throughout Asia, transforming the landscapes, the cultures, and the politics of all its nations, as well as countless individuals. It is quite likely that it influenced even West Asia, North Africa, and Europe by lending its institutional style to Aramaic and Egyptian… Read more »