Robert Thurman

Robert Thurman
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 Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of Tibet House US, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization, and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies. The New York Times recently hailed him as "the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism."

The first American to have been ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk and a personal friend of the Dalai Lama for over 40 years, Professor Thurman is a passionate advocate and spokesperson for the truth regarding the current Tibet-China situation and the human rights violations suffered by the Tibetan people under Chinese rule. His commitment to finding a peaceful, win-win solution for Tibet and China inspired him to write his latest book, Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet and the World, published in June of 2008.

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Brilliantly Illuminating Lamp of the Five Stages

Practical Instruction in the King of Tantras, the Glorious Esoteric Community
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The most important commentary on Vajrayana from the founder of the Dalai Lama's school of Buddhism.

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Holy Teaching Of Vimalakirti

Mahayana Scripture
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Infinite Life

Seven Virtues for Living Well
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Is it not everyone’s deepest wish to be profoundly and securely happy… to experience a grounding sense of the deep goodness of reality, which fills us with an unconditional joy that energizes our lives? I believe that it is.

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$23.00 CAD
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Inner Revolution

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness
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Robert Thurman, co-founder of Tibet House in New York, was the first Western Tibetan Buddhist monk, and shares a 35-year friendship with the Dalai Lama—while teaching Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia and writing many books!

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Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa

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An anthology of the transformative life and useful teachings of Tsongkhapa (for both nonspecialists and scholars) that fulfills a longstanding need of the contemporary Dharma community in the East and West.

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Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Liberation Through Understanding in the Between
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Robert Thurman, a close associate of the Dalai Lama, was a Tibetan Buddhist monk, and now is one of the most respected scholars and translators of Tibetan and Sanskrit in the world.

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Why the Dalai Lama Matters

His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is an extraordinary example of a life dedicated to peace, communication, and unity. What he represents, and what he has accomplished, heals and transcends the current tensions between Tibet and

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Wisdom Is Bliss

Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life
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"Robert Thurman is a living treasure, one of today's most provocative spiritual thinkers." - Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

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