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Deity Yoga : Buddhism and Theism – Ep. 214

In this two part podcast Robert A.F. Thurman uses stories and lessons learned from his time studying with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to explain the Buddhist perspective on God, gods, goddesses and theism. Joined by Dr. Tom Yarnall in a discussion of “Guhyasamāja Tantra King of Tantras – The Glorious Esoteric Community” by… Read more and listen »

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 Episode 211 of… Read more and listen »

Why Buddhism Matters : Past, Present and Future – Ep. 209

In this podcast Robert A.F. Thurman addresses why the ancient teachings of Buddha and the yogic inner scientists of India and Tibet still find a central role in the hearts, minds and cultures of the Himalayan Plateau, Central Asia and Mongolia. Opening this week’s episode acknowledging the acts of bravery and solidarity found throughout the… Read more and listen »

Lucid Waking & Mindfulness Practices – Ep. 198

In this two part podcast recorded for Losar (Tibetan New Year) Professor Thurman discusses the practices of mindfulness and lucid waking as taught by Buddha and passed down through the Buddhist cultures of Tibet, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Japan. Opening this episode with a joyous introduction to the Tibetan New Year tradition of Losar, Robert… Read more and listen »

How to Make a Buddha – Ep. 197

Using the study and practice of the Kalachakra from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as a road map, Robert A.F. Thurman gives a teaching on the need to combine wisdom with meditation to develop in any spiritual path. Opening with a re-telling of the story of Pai Chang & Huang Po in which the Chan master and… Read more and listen »

Compassionate Bliss of the Artist – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

In this archive recording from the Artist and Buddhist Contemplatives Project gathering held at Garrison Institute Professor Thurman and Meredith Monk discuss the role of art in Buddhism and the inspiring bliss of the artist. Detailing the Buddhist concept of Dharma, Robert Thurman introduces the Ten Paramitas through a discussion of art, creativity, stories from… Read more and listen »

Tsongkhapa’s Profound and Miraculous Wisdom – Ep. 177

Studying the teachings of Tsong Khapa has been at the heart of Robert A.F. Thurman’s personal translation work and professional teaching career. In this two part podcast Professor Thurman discusses the new edition of “The Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa” by Wisdom Publications and leads a guided mindfulness meditation. Opening this week’s podcast with a short… Read more and listen »

Body as Holy Grail : Yoga, Breath + Imagination – Ep. 175

In this two part podcast Professor Thurman is joined by Richard Freeman, John Campbell + Mary Taylor for a discussion of the connections between the Buddhist Inner Sciences + the Vedic Yoga Traditions and how the two streams of self-transformation when practiced together can positively affect our relationships, communities and the wider world in unexpected… Read more and listen »

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… Read more and listen »

Buddhist Advice for Kings, Rulers + Oligarchs – Ep. 171

The Buddha is said to have given 84,000 distinct teachings to groups, individuals and super beings such as gods, demons and the spirits of those lost between the bardos of life, death and dreaming during his 45 years of teaching  In this week’s podcast Robert A.F. Thurman leads a close translation of The Jewel Rosary… Read more and listen »