Robert Thurman

Robert Thurman

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 to our daily lives. In doing so, he has become a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine, among many others. He has written, edited and translated many books on Tibetan Buddhism, and is the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, holding the first endowed chair in this field of study in the United States. In addition, he is the co-founder and president of Tibet House New York.

Praise for the Sacred Stream:

“The Sacred Stream is a wonderful institution. The kind of institution that His Holiness the Dalai Lama and I like. One that does not make itself denominationally restrictive, but takes from all traditions whatever can be helpful for people to assist them with life’s difficulties – birth, death, sickness, health – and even the difficulty of success. Isa and Laura are two marvelous beings that have helped a lot of people and will help a lot more. They bring access to all kinds of interesting people, and they have their own curriculum as well. I have enjoyed teaching the Sacred Stream community here on the West Coast. They are very open-minded, sincere and motivated. And I look forward to the classes I will be teaching with Isa on the East Coast. I love Sacred Stream. These are my dear friends and I recommend them heartily to people seeking to make their life more meaningful.”

– Robert Thurman

Robert Thurman on Entering the Sacred Stream

Suggested Readings by Robert Thurman:

The Central Philosophy of Tibet
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Essential Tibetan Buddhism
Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet
Mandala: The Architecture of Enlightenment
Worlds of Transformation: Tibetan Art of Wisdom and Compassion
Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness
The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture
Circling the Sacred Mountain: A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas
Infinite Life: Seven Virtues for Living Well
The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism
Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet and the World