Category: Robert Thurman

Podcast: Episode 61: Matthew Fox and Robert Thurman: Cultivating Peace in Difficult Times: Part 3

Podcast: Episode 61: Matthew Fox and Robert Thurman: Cultivating Peace in Difficult Times: Part 3

On this episode, we reach back into the archives for part three of this historic talk between Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman and Christian theologian Rev. Matthew Fox. In this final installment, Bob and Matthew discuss the men and women who inspire them, including the Dalai Lama, Gandhi, Meister Eckhart, and Hildegard of Bingen. They offer insight into creating more compassion in our lives and hope for cultivating a more compassionate world. Isa Gucciardi moderates this talk that took place at the Sacred Stream Center in 2017.

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Podcast: Episode 60: Matthew Fox and Robert Thurman: Cultivating Peace in Difficult Times: Part 2

Podcast: Episode 60: Matthew Fox and Robert Thurman: Cultivating Peace in Difficult Times: Part 2

On this episode, we return to the archives to bring you part two of this historic conversation between Christian theologian Rev. Matthew Fox and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman. In this talk, moderated by Isa Gucciardi, Bob and Matt offer thoughtful and sometimes humorous ideas about how we can cultivate peace individually and collectively. They talk about what led them to their respective spiritual paths and how they have navigated obstacles along the way.

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Podcast: Episode 59: Matthew Fox and Robert Thurman: Cultivating Peace in Difficult Times: Part 1

Podcast: Episode 59: Matthew Fox and Robert Thurman: Cultivating Peace in Difficult Times: Part 1

On this episode, we dive into the archives to bring you a historic conversation between Christian theologian Rev. Matthew Fox and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman. This talk on Cultivating Peace in Difficult Times took place at the Sacred Stream Center in 2017 and was moderated by Isa Gucciardi. We will be releasing this talk in three parts over the next few weeks. In part one, Bob and Matt offer thoughtful and sometimes humorous ideas about how we can cultivate peace individually and collectively. They talk about what led them to their respective spiritual paths and how they have navigated obstacles along the way.

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Podcast: Episode 49: Robert Thurman: Part 2

Podcast: Episode 49: Robert Thurman: Part 2

On this episode, hear the conclusion of Laura Chandler’s interview with scholar and bestselling author, Robert Thurman, who talks about the importance of the Sacred Feminine, the ways he sees humankind progressing, and why there is reason for hope. And in the second half, Laura is joined by author and teacher, Isa Gucciardi, who regularly co-teaches workshops with Bob on the subjects of Buddhism, shamanism, and the Divine Feminine. Isa discusses her workshops with Bob and the importance of bringing the masculine and feminine aspects in each of us into balance in order to create a more peaceful, productive, and harmonious world.

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Podcast: Episode 48: Robert Thurman: Part 1

Podcast: Episode 48: Robert Thurman: Part 1

On this episode, Laura Chandler speaks with bestselling author and scholar, Robert Thurman, who was in town for the Science and Non-Duality Conference in San Jose (SAND). Bob is a recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. He is the co-founder of Tibet House and the author of many books, including Infinite Life and Why the Dalai Lama Matters. In this interview, Bob and Laura talk about the conference, his latest book, a graphic novel about the Dalai Lama – Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life History of the Dalai Lama of Tibet, and some of Bob’s favorite subjects, like the dogma of materialism, the absurd belief that nothing exists, and how Buddha actually discovered relativity.

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Podcast: Episode 35: Robert Thurman

Podcast: Episode 35: Robert Thurman

On this edition of the Sacred Stream Radio Podcast, host Laura Chandler speaks with Buddhist thought leader and author Robert Thurman about his latest work, Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Catching up with the high-energy scholar is always a wild ride. In this candid episode, Laura chats with Bob on a trip down California Hwy 280, en route to his talk at Googleplex in Mountain View. He opens up about many topics including the Tibetan diaspora, Chinese history, contemporary politics, the role of the Dalai Lama in the world today, and his optimism about the future.

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On The Air: Buddha at the Gas Pump Episode #424: Robert Thurman & Isa Gucciardi

On The Air: Buddha at the Gas Pump Episode #424: Robert Thurman & Isa Gucciardi

Rick Archer created Buddha at the Gas Pump in the Fall of 2009 and has since interviewed countless spiritually awakening people, from the well-known to the unknown, and from a variety of backgrounds and traditions. He conducts a new interview each week in hopes to help ordinary people share their experience of awakening.

In this episode, Archer speaks with renowned Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, author of Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet, and Depth Hypnosis creator Isa Gucciardi, author of Coming to Peace: Resolving Conflict Within Ourselves and With Others. This talk was recorded October 19, 2017 at the Science and Nonduality Conference.

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On the Air: Chitheads Podcast Episode #61: Bob Thurman & Isa Gucciardi on Peace & the Dalai Lama

On the Air: Chitheads Podcast Episode #61: Bob Thurman & Isa Gucciardi on Peace & the Dalai Lama

Jacob Kyle sat down with Bob Thurman and Isa Gucciardi at the 2017 Science and Nonduality Conference in San Jose, California, after attending their workshop, Shamans and Siddhas. Listen to their wide-ranging conversation on peace and the Dalai Lama.

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Video: Learning from Dying: Buddhist Understandings of Consciousness and Death

Video: Learning from Dying: Buddhist Understandings of Consciousness and Death

Renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and Columbia University Professor Robert A.F. Thurman is joined in conversation by his colleague Isa Gucciardi and UCSF’s Eve Ekman and David Bullard. They explore Buddhist understandings about consciousness and death.

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Video: Robert Thurman: Man of Peace

Video: Robert Thurman: Man of Peace

Robert Thurman visits Google to discuss his new graphic novel, Man of Peace, a gorgeously illustrated and inspiring graphic novel tracing the life of the Dalai Lama as he takes on an empire and strives to bring universal compassion to the world.

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Blog: Weaving Worlds at Menla

Blog: Weaving Worlds at Menla

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

The wind at Menla arises in its own particular way at any time of the year. But in the fall something very special happens when you least expect it. By October, the leaves have begun to change. The sumac is brilliant scarlet, the ash trees are a deep vermillion and the catalpa trees are inexplicably brighter green than they were all summer. In the midst of all these hues, the wind arises.

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On the Air: A Meeting of the Ways with Diane Solomon and Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.: Science and Non-Duality Conference: The Emergent Universe

On the Air: A Meeting of the Ways with Diane Solomon and Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.: Science and Non-Duality Conference: The Emergent Universe

Diane Solomon, host of A Meeting of the Ways on KKUP, and Isa Gucciardi discuss the upcoming Science and Non-Duality Conference in San Jose from October 18-22, 2017. Among other aspects of the conference, they also speak bout Isa’s presentation of a pre-conference workshop with Dr. Robert Thurman called Shamans and Siddhas, which explores the intersection between shamanic and Buddhist practice.

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On the Air: A Meeting of the Ways with Diane Solomon and Robert Thurman: Man of Peace

On the Air: A Meeting of the Ways with Diane Solomon and Robert Thurman: Man of Peace

Diane Solomon, host of A Meeting of the Ways on KKUP, sits down with renowned Buddhist scholar Dr. Robert Thurman to discuss his no-holds-barred graphic novel, Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Thurman also discusses Tibet, countering violence with peace, his work with Tibet House US, and his upcoming Bay Area appearances.

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Special Announcement: Robert Thurman’s Man of Peace Book Tour

Special Announcement: Robert Thurman’s Man of Peace Book Tour

Sacred Stream is happy to announce that it is sponsoring Robert A.F. Thurman’s Bay Area book tour for his new graphic novel, Man of Peace, which is a biography of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dr. Thurman wrote this book in collaboration with William Meyers and Michael Burbank. This book is unique in that it captures all of the aspects of a very complex life in an accessible way.

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Blog: Buddhist Perspectives on Grief and Loss

Blog: Buddhist Perspectives on Grief and Loss

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

In Robert Thurman’s prelude to his translation of Bardo Thodol, commonly translated as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, he takes to task scientific materialists’ perspective that death is a terminal state, a state of nothingness where life is destroyed. He points out that these materialists “have never observed even one material thing become nothing. Why should the energy reality of a state of awareness [life] ……be the exception to the law of physics that energy is conserved and only transformed?”

I have always appreciated Dr. Thurman’s willingness to take on monolithic prejudices, in the name of science, in response to spiritual questions. I have always felt the wholesale rejection of notions such as the possibility of life after death and the existence of spirit was highly unscientific. In order to step into the universe of life beyond death from the Buddhist perspective, we have to allow ourselves to be disabused of the ways in which we may have unwittingly digested the viewpoints of scientific materialism on these subjects simply because they dominate in our education system.

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