Tag: "death"

Reciting the Tibetan Book of the Dead – Ep 96

In this podcast Professor Thurman leads a recitation from his translation of “The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between” of the final section for those journeying through the final stages of the Bardo. Recorded at Menla Retreat in Phoenicia, New York, 2009. http://media.blubrry.com/bob_thurman_podcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/thetimemachine/Bob20Thurman_Reciting20the20Tibetan20Book20of20The20Dead20-20Ep2096.mp3Podcast: Download |… Read more »

How Free Are We in Our Choices? – Ep 80

In this podcast Professor Thurman explains how freedom in our choices depends on whether we are living consciously or unconsciously. There is no such thing as “meant to be”, however, each action brings about a particular result. For example, being a victim of circumstances — Professor Thurman continues — can be seen as a result… Read more »

Roadmap for the Bardo – Ep78

In this podcast Professor Thurman teaches how each of us creates causes and conditions throughout our life, and how the consequences of those causes will go with us as our consciousness continues into the journey after death (“bardo”) and finds new embodiments. As long as we are helpless victims of our unconscious, we will be… Read more »

The Tibetan Book of the Dead – What is it about? – Ep 75

In this podcast Professor Thurman talks about the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The Tibetan name of this book — The Bardo Thodol — literally means The Book of Natural Liberation through Understanding in the Between. A being can be liberated in “the between” (the term is often translated as “intermediate state”), the period after… Read more »

Eight Stages of Dissolution into Death – Ep 63

According to Tibetan Buddhism, when we lose consciousness and faint, or fall asleep, we go through the same eight stages, but we don’t normally notice this process. In this podcast Professor Thurman explains what these stages are, and how they are experienced by us. This episode was recorded on February 28, 2016. http://media.blubrry.com/bob_thurman_podcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/thetimemachine/Bob_Thurman_Eight_Stages_of_Dissolution_into_Death_-_Ep_63.mp3Podcast: Download |… Read more »

The Art of Dying – Ep 37

Death is just like going to sleep.. And then we are going to wake up. The way, in which we wake up, has to do with how we have lived today. In this podcast Professor Thurman offers a discourse on the topic of death and dying: what is happening, when we die, what follows it?… Read more »

The Buddhist “Soul” – Ep21

In this episode, Professor Thurman responds to the question: “Does Buddhism believe in a soul?” Buddhism teaches that we have no inherent self, so how can there be life after death and reincarnation? In a concise and humorous way, Professor Thurman explains the Buddhist understanding of existence, non-existence, and what is reborn. This episode was… 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 »

Talking to Those Who Depart Through Death – Ep16

Professor Thurman leads a prayer for those who died in the Nepal earthquakes from The Tibetan Book of the Dead. This prayer can be similarly used for anybody who has passed away, whether by natural disaster or otherwise at any time, ideally within 49 days of the passing. In the Tibetan view of the dying… Read more »

The Truth of Bliss: Bob Thurman Podcast

No sane person fears nothingness. It might be boring. It might not be delightful. But at least it should be restful, peaceful, and painless. And relative to all the troubles of wakefulness, it is pleasant and much sought after by every one of us. The Sleep of Death: New Situations for Consciousness What we do… Read more »