Bob Thurman Podcast: Buddhas Have More Fun!

Bob Thurman Podcast: Buddhas Have More Fun!


Latest Episodes

Understanding the Buddha’s Dharma: Creating Action from Anger – Ep. 297
June 29, 2022

In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman discusses the ongoing effects of the Trump presidency on American civil rights, constitutional protections, health care, women’s reproductive access, and sensible g

Taking Refuge Under the Wish Granting Jewel Tree of Tibet – Ep. 296
June 21, 2022

Using the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment teachings and the text “Guru Puja,” or “The Devotion to the Mentor” by the Fourth Panchen Lama, Robert A.F. Thurman leads listeners through the practice o

Celebrating The Buddha’s Enlightenment & Kindness on Saka Dawa – Ep. 295
June 14, 2022

In this message celebrating the full moon day of celebration of the birth, enlightenment and passing of the historical Buddha, Professor Thurman gives an extended teaching on how Saka Dawa is celebrat

Gun Violence in America: A Buddhist Perspective – Ep. 294
May 31, 2022

In this episode Robert Thurman gives an impassioned and direct call to action for Americans to immediately address the decades of school shootings and senseless gun violence happening across the count

The Jeweled Treasure of Tibet: An Introduction & Overview of Buddhism – Ep. 293
May 28, 2022

In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman gives a historical introduction to Buddhism, its creation, development and refinement in Tibet using the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment teachings and the text

Inconceivable Liberation and The Womb of Compassion – Ep. 292
May 20, 2022

In this episode Robert Thurman leads a close line reading of the sixth chapter of “The Holy Teachings of Vimalakirti”, giving an all-levels teaching on the inconceivable nature of the Buddha’s enlight

Climate Protests & Body Immolation: Remembering Wynn Bruce – Ep. 291
April 30, 2022

In this episode Robert Thurman opens with a recitation from Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” to set the stage for an impassioned discussion of the global climate crisis, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and

Earth Day Every Day & Understanding The World’s Third Pole – Ep. 290
April 24, 2022

In this episode Tibet House US | Menla President & Co-Founder Robert A.F. Thurman sits down for a heart-centered talk about Buddhist perspectives on the environment, Earth Day and the importance o

The Art of Dying and Living: Exploring Life, Death & the Afterlife – Ep. 289
April 20, 2022

In this extended episode, recorded at Menla during the online conference “The Art of Dying and Living: An Exploration of Life, Death, and the Afterlife”, Robert Thurman shares insights and lessons fro

Never Forget Tibet: The Untold Story of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama – Ep. 288
March 30, 2022

In this episode Robert Thurman discusses the world premiere of the film “Never Forget Tibet: The Dalai Lama’s Untold Story”, happening worldwide March 31st, as well as the historical connections to th