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Name: Robert Thurman  
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Date of Birth: 14th October 1932
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman (born August 4, 1941 in New York City) is the Je Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and is the co-founder and president of Tibet House New York. At the age of 24, he became the first American Tibetan Buddhist monk. He is the father of actress Uma Thurman.

Dr. Thurman is highly-regarded for his lucid, dynamic translations and explanations of Buddhist religious and philosophical material, particularly that pertaining to the Gelukpa (dge-lugs-pa) school of Tibetan Buddhism and its founder, Je Tsong Khapa. Dr. Thurman has served as occassional translator to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and has advocated on behalf of the cause of Tibetan freedom in the United States and abroad.


  • The Central Philosophy of Tibet: A Study and Translation of Jey Tsong Khapa's 'Essence of True Eloquence' (Princeton Library of Asian Translations, Princeton University Press, 1991)
  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1994)
  • Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet (H. Abrams, 1996)
  • Tibetan Buddhism (Harper San Francisco, 1996, ISBN 078816757X)
  • Mandala: The Architecture of Enlightenment (Shambhala Publications, 1997)
  • Worlds of Transformation: Tibetan Art of Wisdom and Compassion (Harry N. Abrams, 1999)
  • Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness (Penguin, 1999)
  • Circling the Sacred Mountain: A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas co-authored with Tad Wise (Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1999)
  • Infinite Life: Seven Virtues for Living Well (Riverhead Books, 2004)
  • The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism (Free Press, Simon Schuster, 2005)

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