Bob Thurman Podcast: Buddhas Have More Fun!
Bob Thurman Podcast: Buddhas Have More Fun!
Robert A.F. Thurman
Professor Robert A.F. 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.
A Tibet House US Menla Conversation with Chandra Easton – Ep. 333
In this podcast Robert A.F. Thurman sits down to have an extended conversation with Chandra Easton author of the new book "Embodying Tara: Twenty-One Manifestations to Awaken Your Innate Wisdom".
Dec 20, 2023
1 hr 13 min
Shambhala, Politics & Climate Change: A Thanksgiving 2023 Message – Ep. 332
In this podcast Robert A.F. Thurman discusses Shambhala, Politics & Climate Change and shares a Thanksgiving 2023 message of hope & gratitude with his listeners.
Nov 26, 2023
33 min
A Tibet House US | Menla Conversation with David H. Rosmarin – Ep. 331
David H. Rosmarin PhD is the author of Thriving with Anxiety: 9 Tools to Make Your Anxiety Work for You (Harper Collins). He is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, a program director at McLean Hospital, and founder of Center for Anxiety, which provides services to over 1,000 patients/year in multiple states. Dr. Rosmarin is an international expert on spirituality and mental health, whose work has been featured in Scientific American, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He can be reached via his website
Nov 8, 2023
53 min
On the 14th Amendment – Ep. 330
In this episode Robert A.F. Thurman discusses the 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States as a way for dealing with the political chaos now being created in the House of Representatives and uses it as a launching point to address the wars in Ukraine & Israel.
Nov 4, 2023
47 min
The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma – Ep. 329
In this episode Robert Thurman discusses the first turning of the wheel of Dharma on Cho-khor Duchen, the day of the Tibetan calendar celebrating the historical Buddha’s first teachings after gaining enlightenment. This episode includes a discussion of his latest book, “Wisdom Is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life” and the Four Noble Truths.
Jul 22, 2023
40 min
An Invitation to the Vajrayoga Yamantaka Intensive – Ep. 328
A special personal  invitation to the upcoming online & in-person initiation and retreat, "Vajrayoga Yamantaka Intensive with His Eminence the 11th Lelung Rinpoche", from Robert A.F. Thurman. This podcast includes a brief biography of Lelung Rinpoche and explanation of the Yamantaka practices being taught at the hybrid event held at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa, Summer 2023.
Jul 6, 2023
22 min
Mandala Side Chat – Ep. 327
Opening with a recommendation of the upcoming online event with Jai Dev Singh, "Treasure Teachings from the Naga Dragons: Mahayana Tantra and Kundalini Yoga", this episode is a heartfelt exploration of non-violence in light of the recent conflict in Ukraine.
Jul 3, 2023
46 min
Summer Updates – Ep. 326
In this episode Robert Thurman celebrates summer solstice by sharing updates about his latest book, "Wisdom Is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life", Tibet's Fourteenth Dalai Lama, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi recent visit to the United States, and about the on-going conflict in Ukraine. Image via
Jun 26, 2023
31 min
H.H. Dalai Lama: Archetype of Radical Innocence – Ep. 325
In this episode Robert Thurman discusses the recent viral video of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet with a young boy addressing the context and background behind the edited attack campaign. To learn more and to watch the full video, please visit: Photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama via
Apr 19, 2023
20 min
Easter Holidays, Jesus and Christianity – Ep. 324
In this celebratory episode, Robert Thurman discusses the Christian holiday Easter, giving a teaching on Jesus the Rabbi and Christianity’s role in modern-day politics and everyday life in the West. Opening with a short history of early Christianity, this episode includes discussions of: the value of interfaith dialogue, the New Testament, the role of non-violence in conflict resolution, the Russian occupation and invasion of Ukraine, and how those of all backgrounds can find insight and inspiration in the story and lessons of Jesus Christ.
Apr 7, 2023
47 min
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