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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.

    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
    Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Kiri Westby - Ep. 251

    Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Kiri Westby - Ep. 251

    In a conversation spanning the top of Mount Everest to the front-lines of parenting during a global Pandemic, Professor Thurman is joined by Kiri Westby for a dialog on human rights, activism and the history of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhist culture. Opening with a discussion of Kiri Westby’s “Fortune Favors The Brave: An Extraordinary Memoir” […]

    • 53 min
    Nomadism & Rainbow Reparations

    Nomadism & Rainbow Reparations

    Exploring the preciousness of America and its positive impact upon the digitally interconnected world, Robert A.F. Thurman discusses and provides a road-map for re-evaluating the complex historical relationship with indigenous and enslaved African peoples’ cultures and societies it was built upon. Opening with a heart-to-heart message to his listeners about the impact of global pandemic […]

    • 49 min
    Envisioning the New & Celebrating the Wisdom of Solstice - Ep. 249

    Envisioning the New & Celebrating the Wisdom of Solstice - Ep. 249

    Tracing the cultural and mythological history of solstice celebrations across the globe, Robert Thurman in his annual holiday message shares his positive vision for thriving even in the darkest of seasons, times and situations. Examining the common practice of cultures centering winter and end of year holidays around the moment the north pole is farthest […]

    • 34 min
    Celebrating Love and Poetry During the Coronapocalypse

    Celebrating Love and Poetry During the Coronapocalypse

    Opening this week’s episode with an introduction to the epic poem “Gita Govinda”, Robert Thurman uses the work of Jayadeva to guide listeners through the spiritual and linguistic history of India, Buddhist philosophy and the inner and outer yogic sciences. Describing India as “the original melting pot”, Professor Thurman shares his personal reflections on the […]

    • 59 min
    The Task At Hand: Rainbow Houses and Rainbow Bodies - Ep. 247

    The Task At Hand: Rainbow Houses and Rainbow Bodies - Ep. 247

    A special post election message of hope from Robert A.F. Thurman recorded November 2020 in Phoenicia, New York at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa. Image via Obama White House Archives, All Rights Reserved. www.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov

    • 53 min

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