Join the first Westerner ordained as a monk by the Dalai Lama, the world-renowned scholar and activist Professor Robert Thurman, to explore the teachings of the Buddha.
Robert Thurman’s search for enlightenment began when he was a student at Harvard. After an accident in which he lost the use of an eye, Thurman left school on a spiritual quest. He found his way to India, where he first saw H.H. the Dalai Lama in 1962. He served for many years as a Tibetan Buddhist monk until he realised that he could more effectively spread the ideas of the Buddha in the American equivalent of the monastery – the University.
One of Time Magazine’s most influential Americans, Robert is both a scholar and a tireless advocate for the Tibetan cause and Tibetan civilisation, founding the non-profit Tibet House with Richard Gere, Tenzin Thethong, and Philip Glass.
He joins us for a livestream to share his insights into the Buddha’s teachings – exploring the power of the Dharma to share the sense of refuge in the Dharma, which unfailingly helps us clear away the shrouds of fear and confusion, sustain us with the cheerfulness of an enriched present, and open a door to a path of realistic hope for a peaceful future.