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Bob Thurman Podcast

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Religion & Spirituality
Society & Culture
Buddhism
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Professor Robert A.F. “Tenzin” Thurman’s official podcast covering diverse topics including Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Studies, spirituality, Tibetan Culture, Asian history, philosophy, Eastern Ideas, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. These podcasts include original content as well as selected highlights from his lectures and presentations given around the world. Thurman is a recognized worldwide authority on these subjects and is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Eastern ideas to our daily lives. He is a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine.

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Professor Robert A.F. “Tenzin” Thurman’s official podcast covering diverse topics including Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Studies, spirituality, Tibetan Culture, Asian history, philosophy, Eastern Ideas, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. These podcasts include original content as well as selected highlights from his lectures and presentations given around the world. Thurman is a recognized worldwide authority on these subjects and is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Eastern ideas to our daily lives. He is a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine.

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iTunes Ratings

91 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Cover image of Bob Thurman Podcast

Bob Thurman Podcast

Updated 6 days ago

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Professor Robert A.F. “Tenzin” Thurman’s official podcast covering diverse topics including Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Studies, spirituality, Tibetan Culture, Asian history, philosophy, Eastern Ideas, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. These podcasts include original content as well as selected highlights from his lectures and presentations given around the world. Thurman is a recognized worldwide authority on these subjects and is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Eastern ideas to our daily lives. He is a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine.

Rank #1: Buddha Bliss & Kālachakra Yoga – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

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An extended archive podcast from Professor Thurman’s annual holiday message and his monthly teaching for the ongoing Kālachakra Study & Practice Group. Robert A.F. Thurman discusses the value of end of year celebrations, compassion and the Kālachakra yoga in helping individuals of any tradition or religious background to escape the terminal lifestyle of self centered... Read more and listen »

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Dec 30 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #2: Tara, Yoga & Female Buddhas – Ep. 195

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In this two part podcast Professor Thurman discusses the role of women in Indian and Tibetan history and of the feminine principle within their inner and outer yoga traditions. Opening with an exploration of the experience of enlightenment as depicted in the classic science fiction film “Star Trek The Motion Picture” Robert A.F. Thurman gives... Read more and listen »

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Jan 07 2019

47mins

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Rank #3: Royal Reason of Relativity: Buddha, Einstein & Wittgenstein – Ep. 5

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Professor Thurman discusses the progression in theories of relativity in the west from Einstein to Wittgenstein, and shows how the Buddha set forth a perhaps more complete version of the same insight 2500 years earlier with what was later called “the royal reason of relativity. “ Podcast includes an introduction to emptiness, non-duality and the Buddha’s... Read more and listen »

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Feb 27 2015

31mins

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Rank #4: The Truth of Bliss: No Genesis Nor Final Destination – Ep. 3

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In this podcast Professor Thurman discusses the Buddhist Twelve Links of Relativistic Origination it’s perspectives on Bliss, Causation, Theism, Kingship, Ignorance, Emptiness & nirvana. Includes an introduction to David B. Gray’s Translation of “The Cakrasamvara Tantra (The Discourse of Sri Heruka) Śrīherukābhidhāna: A Study and Annotated Translation” Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies, dialog... Read more and listen »

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Feb 13 2015

20mins

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Rank #5: Nāgārjuna’s Teaching of Evolutionary Skill & Biology – Ep. 4

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In a reading of Nāgārjuna’s Jewel Rosary (Ratnāvalī), Professor Thurman discusses the skillful paths of evolutionary action performed by body, speech, and mind, presenting that these paths of evolutionary actions shape an individual’s personal evolution or devolution in an evolutionary matrix similar to that of Darwin but, adding to it voluntary individual evolution through infinite... Read more and listen »

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Feb 20 2015

23mins

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Rank #6: Shantideva: Anger Management – Ep. 43

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We all know what anger is. When a situation is going wrong for us — when something we wanted to see happening doesn’t, or when something we don’t want to see happening is happening — we get frustrated. That frustration is a fuel of anger. Some people may advise: “Just swallow your anger,” but if... Read more and listen »

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Nov 20 2015

55mins

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Rank #7: Buddhist Inner Sciences: Revealing Your Magic Body – Ep. 183

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Robert A.F. Thurman and Dr. Nida Chenagtsang in this two part podcast give an introduction to Buddhist Tantra and the meditation practices used to accelerate spiritual evolution through the development of one’s magic body. Using Nargajuna‘s verses on clear light, Bodhisattvas, the development of the rainbow body and bliss Professor Thurman gives an introduction to... Read more and listen »

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Sep 14 2018

56mins

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Rank #8: Infinite Lifestyle : Yoga & End of Year Celebrations – Ep. 194

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Opening this week’s holiday podcast with a guided meditation from his book “Infinite Life: Awakening to Bliss Within” Professor Thurman discusses the value of end of year celebrations, compassion and the yoga sciences in helping individuals of any tradition or religious background to escape the terminal lifestyle of self centered materialism. Highlighting the common spiritual... Read more and listen »

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Dec 26 2018

53mins

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Rank #9: It’s Your Choice: to Be Happy, or to Be Miserable – Ep 69

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In this podcast Professor Thurman reads and comments on an excerpt from The Avataṃsaka Sutra, which describes a cosmos of realms enfolding realms, infinite world systems mutually containing one another. Professor Thurman teaches that this infinite cosmos is governed by a principle called “the emptiness [shunyata] of everything.” When you realize that, then your life becomes your work of... Read more and listen »

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Jun 03 2016

19mins

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Rank #10: Managing Misery : A.A. and The Heart Sutra – Ep. 173

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Dr. Mark Epstein M.D. and Robert A.F. Thurman, in this two part podcast discuss the Buddhist & Alcoholics Anonymous perspectives on addiction, depression, and recovery using the teachings of Shantideva and Winnicott to highlight common strategies and illustrate how the two can help one change one’s relationship to any source of suffering, internal or external.... Read more and listen »

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Jun 24 2018

55mins

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Rank #11: Buddhism 101: Four Noble Facts & The Eightfold Path – Ep. 130

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In this extended podcast Professor Thurman begins with an explanation of the Four Noble Truths teaching & then details the systematic process of enlightenment as laid out by the historical Buddha known as the The Eightfold Path. The Eightfold path, breaks down into what’s known as the three educations. Of those three educations you have... Read more and listen »

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Aug 21 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #12: Science & Poetry of Sleep, Dreaming and Death – Ep. 179

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In this special edition of the Bob Thurman podcast Professor Thurman is joined by poet and scholar Gary Gach for an in-depth exploration of the Tibetan Science of Healing Sowa Rigpa‘s perspective on sleep, dreams and death using personal experience, Buddhist teachings and poetry. Podcast begins with Robert A.F. Thurman discussing the place of sleep... Read more and listen »

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Aug 13 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: Tibetan Book of the Dead – What Is It About? – Ep. 75

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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 and listen »

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Jul 15 2016

33mins

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Rank #14: Universal Vehicle : Buddha, Einstein & Wittgenstein – Ep. 6

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In this podcast Professor Thurman discusses the role of the Buddha, Einstein & Wittgenstein in modern philosophic perspectives & scientific methods.  Using humorous stories & close translation of Tibetan Buddhist texts Robert Thurman discusses the impossibility of objective reality, and the influential role of the subject in a relational object’s status. Continues with a discussion... Read more and listen »

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Mar 06 2015

31mins

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Rank #15: How To Build A Buddhaverse : Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

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Archive recording from the introductory class “How To Build a Buddhaverse + Buddhist Non-Dual Physics” from the Force For Good on-going class series held annually at Tibet House US in New York City and online through live-stream broadcast. Professor Thurman uses his translation of “The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti” to introduce the heroes of enlightenment... Read more and listen »

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Sep 11 2018

2hr 6mins

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Rank #16: Buddhism 101: How Vajrayana & Tantra Works – Ep. 14

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Professor Robert A,F, Thurman draws from his book, Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages for a discussion on the distinctions between Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana, delving into a discussion of Tantra, the creation stage and perfection stage; the extraordinary-ordinary mergers pertaining to basis, path and fruition; and the five stages of the Glorious... Read more and listen »

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May 01 2015

43mins

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Rank #17: Rebirth & Reincarnation Stories : Buddhism 101 – Ep. 8

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In this podcast Robert Thurman discusses the motivational and inspirational value of examining rebirth stories first hand on the spiritual path no matter what one’s background is.  Providing examples from Non-Buddhist communities Professor Thurman details the process of dying, death and rebirth, and the contraindications found within our modern relationship with it. Podcast concludes with... Read more and listen »

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Mar 20 2015

23mins

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Rank #18: Liberation Through Nature, Hearing & Sleep – Ep. 180

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In this two part podcast Professor Thurman and Eric Rosenbush discuss Tibetan Medicine and Buddhist Inner Sciences using the miss titled “Tibetan Book of the Dead” as a guide for applying the lessons contained within it to our daily lives. Second Part of this week’s podcast is a guided meditation on the Eight Dissolution Stages... Read more and listen »

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Aug 20 2018

49mins

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Rank #19: The Four Noble Truths & the Eightfold Path – Ep 67

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In this episode Professor Thurman explains the cornerstone teachings of the Buddha: the teaching about the Four Noble Truths, and the teaching about the Eightfold Path. This episode is an excerpt from the lecture given at Tibet House US in New York City, January 6, 2016, as part of a course called “Force for Good:... Read more and listen »

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May 21 2016

21mins

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Rank #20: Questioning Buddhism : Angry or Fierce Buddhas – Ep. 167

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Buddhism is the collection of teachings, traditions and religions based upon the mind training philosophy as presented by Prince Siddhartha to his community of mendicants, householders and followers over 2500 years ago. Learning it’s history and the practices of meditation passed down through the generations is not as intimidating as it might sound when one... Read more and listen »

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May 14 2018

57mins

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