Bob Thurman Podcast

Bob Thurman Podcast


Latest Episodes

Gross National Happiness : The Four Noble Truths – Ep. 229
January 14, 2020

In this episode Professor Thurman gives a teaching on how the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path find a modern expression in the Gross National Happiness philosophy in the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan’s constitution.

Buddhism’s Fifth Peak : Buddhist History 101 – Ep. 228
January 02, 2020

Using the work of Buddhologist Gadjin M. Nagao as a roadmap, Professor Thurman leads an introduction to the Buddha’s teachings and gives an inspiring talk on the future “fifth peak” of the history of Buddhism.

Emptiness & Mandalas : Questioning Buddhism – Ep. 227
December 19, 2019

In this questions and answers session Professor Thurman and Sharon Salzberg discuss the interconnected nature of emptiness, compassion, and loving-kindness and the use of mandalas in meditation. Opening with an in-depth exploration of the etymology of ...

Preserving Tibetan Culture with Robert Thurman Podcast Bonus
December 10, 2019

In this extended holiday episode Professor Thurman gives an introduction to the history and mission of the Dalai Lama’s cultural arts center Tibet House US in New York City and its retreat center Menla in Phoenicia, New York.

Tibet House US Conversations : Sarah Drew – Ep. 226
December 04, 2019

In this episode Professor Thurman is joined by Sarah Drew for a discussion on the need for conscious evolution of individuals in order to address the global climate crisis. Podcast includes: an introduction to the history of the sacred feminine,

Buddhism in the West : The Pursuit of Happiness – Ep. 225
November 30, 2019

Examining the spread of Buddhism in the West through the organizations and communities found in the United States Robert A.F. Thurman gives a teaching on the Buddhist methods any individual can use in their pursuit of happiness no matter their backgrou...

Buddhism As Evolutionary Sport – Ep. 224
November 26, 2019

Using the historical spread of the Buddha’s teachings as a road map Robert A.F. Thurman introduces Buddhist life and practice as an evolutionary sport which effectively transforms the hearts, minds and societies of the individuals who encounter it and ...

Bright Money for the Climate : Truth in Action – Ep. 223
November 22, 2019

In this episode Professor Thurman invites listeners to join him in responding to the inescapable environmental crisis through the development of a bright money campaign and more democratic solutions for the 2020 election.

Listening to Greta Thunberg : Truth in Action – Ep. 222
November 17, 2019

In this episode Professor Thurman invites listeners to join him in responding to the inspiring work of Greta Thunberg in their local community and globally through the efforts of The Climate Reality Project.

Vajra Yoga and Vajra Politics : Buddha and the Yogis
November 11, 2019

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 chan...