Tag: "Essential Tibetan Buddhism"

Celebrating Tsongkhapa : Sects, Orders & Consorts – Ep. 200

In this special podcast celebrating the 600th anniversary of the enlightenment of Tsongkhapa, Professor Thurman gives an in-depth teaching on his historical importance and impact upon Buddhism, Tibet and philosophy. Opening this week’s episode with personal reflections upon “The Year of Tsongkhapa”, Robert A.F. Thurman uses the miss-titled “Tibetan Book of The Dead” core teaching… Read more »

Tibetan Secrets of Longevity : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

In this extended recording from Menla’s “Tibetan Secrets of Longevity” Retreat in 2016, Robert A.F. Thurman and Dr. Nida Chenagtsang discuss the history of Buddhist Medicine’s origins in the teachings of the Buddha and elaborate how it found it’s synthesis with other medical traditions in Sowa Rigpa or the Tibetan Science of Health. Introducing the… Read more »

Tibetan Medicine : Yuthok the Elder & Sowa Rigpa – Ep. 199

Professor Thurman and Dr. Nida Chenagtsang in this two part podcast discuss the history of Buddhist Medicine’s origins in the teachings of the Buddha and elaborate how it found it’s synthesis with other medical traditions in Sowa Rigpa or the Tibetan Science of Health as founded by Yuthok the Elder and carried on in Tibet,… Read more »

Kalachakra Study 2017 – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

Professor Thurman opens this archive recording from Menla’s Kalachakra Study Intensive retreat with a group recitation of the Heart Sutra and a teaching on how the classic text can be used as a roadmap for advanced Buddhist practices and for personal transformation. Robert A.F. Thurman addresses questions from retreat participants about: Fire Puja Ceremonies, Dream… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Buddha & The Yogis : Divine Feminine – 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 »

Buddhist Psychonauts & Their Yogic Technology – Ep. 189

Using the work of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as presented in Daniel Goleman’s best selling book “Force for Good” Robert A.F. Thurman elucidates the esoteric sources and imaginative tools used by Tibetan monastics, wandering mendicants, yogis, yoginis and everyday sensitive beings for the cultivation of love, compassion, joy, and equilibrium. Opening with an introduction… Read more »

Key Pali Suttas : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

In this archive recording from the Tibet House US class “Key Pali Suttas : Samanapala, Kevaddha Sutta, Tevijja Sutta, Agannya Sutta” Robert A.F. Thurman explores rebirth and reincarnation using the colorful Jataka Tales from the Buddha’s past lives provides an overview of the evolution of the notions of Karma, Dharma and community through history. Opening… Read more »

Shamans + Siddhas : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

Recorded at the inaugural Shaman and Siddhas retreat held 2015 at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa Robert A.F. Thurman is joined by Isa Gucciardi and Dr Nida Chenagtsang for a discussion on the intersection of Buddhism and Shamanism. Includes a discussion of the history of Tsongkhapa, the Ganden (Joyous) Community he founded, an introduction to… Read more »