Surviving Shopping Celebrations by Making Every Day a Holiday : Bob Thurman Podcast

Surviving Shopping Celebrations by Making Every Day a Holiday : Bob Thurman Podcast #148 with Robert A.F. Thurman

In this short video Tibet House US President & Co- Founder of Menla Retreat + Dewa Spa Robert Thurman discusses how to survive the modern shopping celebrations by making everyday a holiday through remembering one’s connection to the divine + interconnection with all beings.

Professor Thurman begins the video with a meditation on Christmas, Hanukkah, Losar & Solstice and a discussion of the symbolic value of end of year celebrations in dispelling the cultural subconscious fear of the Sun not returning after winter.

With characteristic humorous story telling Professor Thurman explains how communal Holidays help individuals re-establish their connection to the divine & nature in their celebratory, mystic practices.

Surving Shopping Celebrations Podcast Image by Paul Townsend via FlickrThis video is a preview of the audio podcast “Solstice Celebrations with Jesus, Buddha & Anger-Free News – Episode #148 of the Bob Thurman Podcast“. To listen to the full holiday teaching please visit:

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The song ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge is used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.

About Robert A.F. Thurman

 Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it’s Menla Retreat & Dewa Spa in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. To listen to his free weekly podcasts please visit:

Suggested Books & Audio by Robert A.F. Thurman:

Man of Peace: Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama (Book), Infinite Life: Awakening to Bliss Within (Book), Anger: The Seven Deadly Sins (Book), Inner Revolution (Book), Circling the Sacred Mountain : A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas (Book),  Essential Tibetan Buddhism (Book), The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between (Book)  The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism (Book),  The Central Philosophy of Tibet (Book),  The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture (Book), Life & Teachings of Tsong Khapa (Book), Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World (Book) & Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between: Living with the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Audio).

Connect with Robert A.F. Thurman