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Published on Feb 14, 2013
Dr. Robert Thurman. Spirituality Researcher. Renowned American writer and public figure. Moderator of GF2045's interfaith dialogue. The first American to be ordained a Tibetan monk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. Robert A.F. Thurman is a scholar, author and tireless proponent of peace. http://2013.gf2045.com/speakers
Tenzin Robert Thurman became a Tibetan monk at age 24. He is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, and co-founder of Tibet House US, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.
Thurman's focus is on the balance between inner insight and cultural harmony. In interpreting the teachings of Buddha, he argues that happiness can be reliable and satisfying in an enduring way without depriving others.