Bob Thurman Podcast

Bob Thurman Podcast


Latest Episodes

Hatha & Vajrayana Yoga : Developing Traditions – Ep. 212
August 10, 2019

Unwinding the mystery of the ancient traditions of Hatha and Vajrayana Yoga, Professor Thurman gives an engaging history and extends a personal invitation to practitioners of both communities to begin developing the esoteric teachings for future genera...

Birth, Rebirth and Reincarnation Wishes – Ep. 211
August 03, 2019

In this special birthday episode Professor Thurman discusses his personal wishes for his 78th birthday and upcoming attendance at the Climate Reality Project training with Al Gore and his close friends and family.

Right Livelihood : Buddha in the Workplace – Ep. 210
July 29, 2019

In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman explores the third branch of the eight-fold path of Buddhism of “Right Livelihood” illustrating the skillful art of navigating personal, romantic and workplace relationships with wisdom, compassion and joy.

Why Buddhism Matters : Past, Present and Future – Ep. 209
July 22, 2019

In this podcast Robert A.F. Thurman addresses why the ancient teachings of Buddha and the yogic inner scientists of India and Tibet still find a central role in the hearts, minds and cultures of the Himalayan Plateau, Central Asia and Mongolia.

Buddhism is Political : Climate Crisis – Podcast Bonus
July 18, 2019

A special message from Professor Thurman on the historical role of active political engagement in Buddha’s life and how Buddhism is political and always has been. Continuing his call to action for a Democratic Party “Dream Team” in 2020 and for a “Brig...

Climate Change : Mother Earth in Crisis – Podcast Bonus
July 12, 2019

In this extended podcast bonus Professor Thurman discusses the current global political crisis facing all citizens as the effects of climate change are becoming more and more pronounced in their daily lives.

American Independence Day : Dream Team 2020 – Podcast Bonus
July 05, 2019

A special American Independence Day teaching on the connections between Buddhism and Democracy and a call to action for a Democratic Party Dream Team by Robert A.F. Thurman. American Independence Day : Dream Team 2020 – Podcast Bonus of the Bob Thurman...

Buddha’s Advice on Love and Marriage – Ep. 208
July 03, 2019

In this two part podcast, Professor Thurman discusses the Buddha’s advice on love and marriage and the Buddhist perspective on love, generosity and compassionate relationships. Defining love in Sanskrit, Pali and Tibetan, Robert A.F.

Buddha & The Yogis : 2017 – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives
June 29, 2019

The Buddha & the Yogis all levels intensive series brings together three contemporary Buddhist and yogic masters to actively explore, intellectually and experientially, the profound texts and practices from the yogic technologies associated with Tantri...

Flow States : Buddhism and Psychotherapy – Ep. 207
June 23, 2019

In this two part podcast, Professor Thurman and Dr. Mark Epstein discuss the Buddhist and Western perspective on the value of meditation and how understanding altered states of consciousness like “flow states” can help shift our relationships to our th...