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Robert Thurman on Buddhism in the West (Video)

by Bob Thurman March, 2016


Buddha, Elephanta Caves

Editor's Note:

This talk is from the selection at the Science and Nonduality.

Bob Thurman reflects on Western society’s misunderstandings of Buddhism.

A recognized worldwide authority on Religion and Spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist Science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and his Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas in our daily lives.

Reflections on Buddhism in the West

Robert A.F. Thurman

by Robert A.F. Thurman

March, 2016

About Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert A.F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of the Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization, and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, a non-profit affiliated with the Center for Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and dedicated to the publication of translations of important artistic and scientific treatises from the Tibetan Tengyur.

He is a riveting speaker and an author of many books on Tibet, Buddhism, art, politics and culture, including The Central Philosophy of Tibet, Circling the Sacred Mountain, Essential Tibetan Buddhism, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet and many others.

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