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Professor Robert A.F. “Bob” Thurman’s official podcast covers diverse topics including Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Studies, spirituality, Tibetan Culture, Asian history, philosophy, Eastern Ideas, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Professor Robert A.F. “Bob” Thurman’s official podcast covers diverse topics including Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Studies, spirituality, Tibetan Culture, Asian history, philosophy, Eastern Ideas, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

    Buddha & Jim Crow: Skillful Means for America

    Buddha & Jim Crow: Skillful Means for America

    Using the writings of Fintan O’Toole, Michelle Alexander and Heather Cox Richardson, Robert A.F. Thurman gives a teaching on the roots of the political, economic and environmental crises being faced by Americans and those in the developed modern world. Opening with a discussion of Fintan O’Toole’s “To Hell with Unity” New York Review essay on […]

    • 55 min
    Tanaduk: Medicine Buddha's Garden with Dr. Nida

    Tanaduk: Medicine Buddha's Garden with Dr. Nida

    Led by author and mentor Dr. Nida, Robert A.F. Thurman journeys though the Medicine Buddha’s garden, exploring the tools, techniques and transformative technologies of Sowa Rigpa (Traditional Tibetan Science of Healing) as found in Mandalas, Buddhist Thangka iconography, and in the The Blue Beryl paintings. Recorded during the annual Tibet House US | Menla New […]

    • 49 min
    Everyone Loves Enlightenment: Lucid Living, Dying and Dreaming

    Everyone Loves Enlightenment: Lucid Living, Dying and Dreaming

    Andrew Holecek, author and expert on lucid dreaming and the Tibetan yogas of sleep and dream, joins Robert A.F. Thurman for another module in their on-going online “Death and the Art of Dying” retreat series, continuing their dialogue exploring the subtle states of consciousness before, during, and after life. Opening with a discussion of Andrew’s […]

    • 37 min
    Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Duncan Trussell

    Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Duncan Trussell

    Joined by Duncan Trussell, comedian and creative genius behind “The Midnight Gospel” animated series, Robert A.F. Thurman leads a deep dive into popular culture, science fiction, spirituality, and the wisdom of the Nalanda tradition as preserved and transmitted down through the ages by Tibet’s people, culture and inner sciences. Opening with reflections on the Covid-19 […]

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Mindfulness, Responsibility and The Middle Way: Tibetan Book of the Dead

    Mindfulness, Responsibility and The Middle Way: Tibetan Book of the Dead

    Joined by dear friend and author Andrew Holecek during the introduction to their on-going online “Death and the Art of Dying” retreat series, Robert A.F. Thurman leads a dialogue exploring the materialist and spiritual perspectives on subtle states of consciousness before, during and after life. Opening with a discussion of Charles Eisenstein’s essay “The Coronation” […]

    • 49 min
    Tibet House US Menla Conversation: Jessica Pimentel - Ep. 252

    Tibet House US Menla Conversation: Jessica Pimentel - Ep. 252

    In this episode Professor Thurman is joined by actor and musician Jessica Pimentel for an intimate conversation on Buddhism, creativity and how they both discovered the Dharma growing up in and around New York City. Jessica Pimentel is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism in the Gelugpa tradition and studied under the former abbot of Sera […]

    • 49 min

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