A recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Eastern 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.
Thurman travels internationally lecturing to universities, companies, conferences and thinktanks. He is a gifted communicator who can make complex concepts understandable introducing new ideas with intelligence and humor in a down to earth and comprehensible way.
Projects & Associations
Tibet House US is a cultural embassy for Tibet, located in the heart of NYC at 22 West 15th St. As the president Robert maintains an active managerial presence at Tibet House, and often gives lectures here.
AIBS is an initiative Robert began under the mandate of his guru, to translate and publish the Tibetan Tengyur, which is comprised of 5000 treatises composed by over 700 Indian authors in the first millenium CE.
Menla is a Tibet House US operated retreat center located in the Catskill Mountains, upstate New York. As one of the spiritual directors Robert leads several annual retreat programs here.