Vajra Yoga and Vajra Politics : Buddha and the Yogis

In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman gives an introduction to the theory and practice of yoga highlighting the importance of individual engagement in politics across its history.

Opening with a call to action to all those looking to create positive change in their personal lives and for the climate through the study of Buddhism and the practice of yoga poses, Professor Thurman recounts the Buddha’s assertion that anyone from any background or level of ability can transform themselves through the same methods he used to reach his full enlightenment.

Podcast includes: Recommendations of the work of Greta Turnberg’s Fridays for Future, President in Exile Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Training Corp, Buddhist perspectives on oracles and autism, an overview of non-dualism and a discussion of the role of bliss in the yogic and Buddhist Inner Sciences.

This episode is a part of the Bob Thurman Podcast “Buddha and The Yogis” Series bringing together new and archive teachings by Robert A.F. Thurman and friends exploring the intersection of Buddhism and Yoga drawn from annual all levels gatherings at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Upstate New York, Pu’u O Hoku Ranch on Molokai Hawaii and around the globe.

Vajra Yoga and Vajra Politics : Podcast Bonus Photo via The Yoga Space

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The song ‘Dancing Ling’ 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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