Library Connection: Robert Thurman and Buddhism

The Great Compassion Mandala Tour kicks off Monday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Richard F. Celeste Theatre with a free lecture by Robert Thurman, the Je Tsong kha pa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University.

"The Buddhist Mandala: The Hidden Heart of Tibetan Culture" is the title of Robert Thurman's talk.

He is a know globally as an authority of religion, Asian history and philosophy and especially Buddhism. He was named one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans.

He has authored and translated of more than a dozen books on Buddhism, see his books at Tutt Library. He has written articles (click on show the long version below for a list of articles many of which can be accessed through Tutt Library with your CC id.)

Bob Thurman co-founded the Tibet House in New York City with his wife and Richard Gere, and at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to preserve the rich resources of Tibetan culture. Known for his extensive scholarship, inspiring teaching, close friendship with the Dalai Lama and, of course, for his daughter Uma, Professor Thurman is a world-renowned educator with a broad following.

Find out more about his life and career path by watching this video from UWTV 1998 An Inner Revolution: From Tibetan Monk to Columbia Scholar.

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