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Central Philosophy of Tibet: Audio Class

An audio class taught by Prof Robert Thurman at Columbia University, focusing mainly on his book ‘The Central Philosophy of Tibet – a study and translation of Jey Tsong Khapa’s Essence of True Eloquence (tib: drang nges legs bshad snying po)’, but also addressing material in Jey Tsong Khapa’s Ocean of Reasoning (tib: rigs pa’i… Read more »

Danny Fisher Shambhala SunSpace Interview

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West. Prior to his appointment at UWest, he served on the adjunct faculty for Antioch Education Abroad’s Buddhist Studies in India program. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Religion from Denison University and Master of Divinity from… Read more »

Dalai Lama Mother Jones Interview by Robert AF Thurman

When the Dalai Lama Accepted the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global human rights — particularly for his ceaseless efforts to free his country from Chinese rule — he referred to himself as “a simple monk from Tibet.” But His Holiness is also the spiritual and political leader of 6 million Tibetans,… Read more »

On Being Interview with Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman by Krista Tippett

In a conversation filled with laughter and friendship, Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman share much practical wisdom on how we relate to that which makes us feel embattled from without, and from within. I always like to say, “Buddhism is engaged realism.” Because they say that Buddha himself discovered the nature of reality and also… Read more »

Tibetan Culture as World Treasure: Interview with Joe Donahue

In this WAMC Radio Round Table Interview Joe Donahue speaks to Robert A.F. Thurman about Tibet, it’s unique culture & the intellectual treasures the Tibetans preserved from India. Detailing the inner sciences & psychological wisdom found in the Tibetan Tengyur Professor Thurman connects the ancient wisdom to his recent book: Love Your Enemies: How to Break… Read more »

Visionary Man of Peace: An Interview with Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama should certainly be included in any international register of the ten most influential living people in the world, much more so than many heads of state. In addition to each of the many honors he has received, he has personally met, impressed, and touched the heart of kings and queens, prime ministers,… Read more »

My Appeal To The World by HH Dalai Lama

Every March 10th, from 1961 until 2011, in commemoration of the greatest uprising of the Tibetan people against the Chinese military occupation, the Dalai Lama delivered an appeal to the world on behalf of his people. Each statement is a heartfelt call to recognize the truth and the factual reality of Tibet’s history and situation;… Read more »