The Bob Thurman Podcast

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Robert A.F. Thurman lives to make the teachings of the Buddha interesting and meaningful to people from all over the world. In doing so, he has been recognized as one of America's leading voices for sanity and peace in the new millennium. Working at Columbia University, his intention is to enrich contemporary thought and practice through the profound and vast Buddhist philosophy and psychology.

In this podcast, Bob explains why successfully 'being in the moment' depends greatly on how one understands reality; and how the feminine nature of reality makes it more difficult for men to inhabit. Recorded in Bhutan, October 2005. TheBobThurmanPodcast#80.mp3 Listen on Posterous The new film, Journey with Robert Thurman in Bhutan: Buddhist Teachings and Meditations in the Land of the Thunder Dragon is now available. Download the film or buy the DVD at JourneyWithRobertThurman.com Permalink | Leave a comment »

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In this podcast, Bob explains the importance of rediscovering Buddhism as a science and economic ethic that teaches how to think critically and act benevolently; thereby creating a path to individual disarmament and societal demilitarization. Recorded in Bhutan, October 2005. ![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) The_Bob_Thurman_Podcast_#79.mp3 [Listen on Posterous](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-79) The new film, _[Journey with …
In this podcast, Bob describes the Buddhist view of suicide as a big mistake because of its dependence on the nonsensical belief that one is only the material of their body and that nothing can exist. Recorded in Bhutan, October 2005. ![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) The_Bob_Thurman_Podcast_#78.mp3 [Listen on Posterous](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-78) The new film, _[Journey …
In this podcast, Bob explains why Western, materialist economics is ultimately doomed and how Bhutan's Gross National Happiness should evolve into Gross Planetary Happiness. Recorded in Bhutan, October 2005. ![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) The_Bob_Thurman_Podcast_#77.mp3 [Listen on Posterous](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-76-88161) The new film, _[Journey with Robert Thurman in Bhutan: Buddhist Teachings and Meditations in the Land …
In this podcast, Bob explains why he's a self-proclaimed 'Buddhaholic' with his version of Pascal's Wager, or how a plan for the continuity of consciousness after physical death is a no-lose situation. Recorded in Bhutan, October 2005. ![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/unknown.png) The_Bob_Thurman_Podcast_#76_copy.m4a [Listen on Posterous](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-76) The new film, _[Journey with Robert Thurman in …
Bob explains the universal vehicle is the understanding that nirvana is infinite and is here now, not apart; Like a crowded New York City subway car you ride happily on forever. Recorded at Tibet House U.S. February, 2008. ![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Three_Vehicles_#5.mp3 [Listen on Posterous](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/29613989) [Permalink](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/29613989) | [Leave a comment »](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/29613989#comment) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheBobThurmanPodcast?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) …
Bob explains the universal vehicle is the understanding that nirvana is infinite and is here now, not apart; Like a crowded New York City subway car you ride happily on forever.  Recorded …
Bob explains the differences of Theravada, the individual vehicle, and Mahayana, the universal vehicle; and how, for the enlightened, there is such a thing as a free lunch. Recorded at Tibet House US, February 2008. <img alt="" src="http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png" …
Bob explains the differences of Theravada, the individual vehicle, and Mahayana, the universal vehicle; and how, for the enlightened, there is such a thing as a free lunch. Recorded at Tibet House US, February 2008. ![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Three_Vehicles_#4.mp3 [Listen on Posterous](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the- bob-thurman-podcast-74) [Permalink](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-74) | [Leave a comment »](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-74#comment) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheBobThurmanPodcast?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheBobThurmanPodcast?d=63t7Ie-LG7Y) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheBobThurmanPodcast?d=7Q72WNTAKBA) …
Bob explains what we, as human beings, are capable of achieving because we don't have to eat each other; and how "passing the time" negatively effects our self-esteem. &nbsp; <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px …
Bob explains what we, as human beings, are capable of achieving because we don't have to eat each other; and how "passing the time" negatively effects our self-esteem. Recorded at Tibet House U.S., February 2008 ![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) Three_Vehicles_3.mp3 [Listen on Posterous](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the- bob-thurman-podcast-73) [Permalink](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-73) | [Leave a comment »](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-73#comment) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheBobThurmanPodcast?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheBobThurmanPodcast?d=63t7Ie-LG7Y) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheBobThurmanPodcast?d=7Q72WNTAKBA) …
In this series of podcasts, Robert Thurman will discuss in detail the three stages of the Lam Rim. The first stage, renunciation, occurs upon recognition that the nature of all unenlightened life is suffering, from which one can generate a strong transcendence based on the determination to be free …
In this series of podcasts, Robert Thurman will discuss in detail the three stages of the Lam Rim. The first stage, renunciation, occurs upon recognition that the nature of all unenlightened life is suffering, from which one can generate a strong transcendence based on the determination to be free from …
In part two of this podcast, Bob further illuminates the concept of the mind of transcendent renunciation as opening your heart to reality and allowing the bliss of reality to be your heart. Recorded in Bhutan, November 2005. ![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) 10_TheBobThurmanPodcast.mp3 [Listen on Posterous](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com /the-bob-thurman-podcast-10) [Permalink](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-10) | [Leave a comment »](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-10#comment) …
&nbsp;In part two of this podcast, Bob further illuminates the concept of the mind of transcendent renunciation as opening your heart to reality and allowing the bliss of reality to be your heart. Recorded in Bhutan, November 2005. 10_TheBobThurmanPodcast.mp3 …
![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) **72 The Bob Thurman Podcast** by Robert Thurman [Listen on Posterous](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-72) In this final teaching of the Vimilakirti series, Bob explains how Vimilakirti orders takeout from another universe made exclusively of exquisite scent; And how suffering helps us achieve Buddhahood faster by activating our compassion rather than our passion. …
72 The Bob Thurman Podcast by Robert Thurman Listen on Posterous In this final teaching of the Vimilakirti series, Bob explains how Vimilakirti orders takeout from another universe made exclusively of exquisite scent; And …
The Bob Thurman Podcast 71 by Robert Thurman Listen on Posterous Reading from The Holy Teaching of Vimilakirti, Bob explains how we can combine the everyday events of ordinary life …
![](http://posterous.com/images/filetypes/mp3.png) **The Bob Thurman Podcast 71** by Robert Thurman [Listen on Posterous](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-71) Reading from The Holy Teaching of Vimilakirti, Bob explains how we can combine the everyday events of ordinary life with the beautiful, evolutionary purpose of our infinite being. [Permalink](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-71) | [Leave a comment »](http://bobthurmanpodcast.com/the-bob-thurman-podcast-71#comment) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheBobThurmanPodcast?d=yIl2AUoC8zA) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheBobThurmanPodcast?d=63t7Ie-LG7Y) ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/TheBobThurmanPodcast?d=7Q72WNTAKBA) ![](ht …
70 The Bob Thurman Podcast by Robert Thurman Listen on Posterous Bob describes the critical importance of imagination and inspiration necessary to take on the bodhisattva vow. Additionally, he explains how to overcome the …