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 Robert Thurman Biography

Thurman lectures internationally at universities, companies, conferences and think tanks. Named one of TIME magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, he is a gifted communicator who makes novel and complex ideas understandable, presenting them with intelligence and humor in a down-to-earth way.

He is Chair of Religious Studies at Columbia University, where he is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies. Students have called his courses “life-changing.” He challenges them to broaden their thinking about the world to include the great civilizations of Asia and understand the philosophies of the East as interwoven with those of the West. “Eastern traditions can fortify your Christian or Jewish life and can be incorporated into your life at any age,” says Thurman. “It’s about enriching what you already are.”

Thurman’s search for Enlightenment began while he was a student at Harvard. The accidental loss of an eye caused him to value life more deeply and make a special effort to seek its true meaning. He left school and embarked on a spiritual quest throughout Europe and Asia. In India he met the young Dalai Lama, starting a lifelong friendship. He learned Tibetan, intensely studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and lived for four years as a Buddhist monk. He returned to the U.S. to complete his Ph.D. at Harvard and added to Tibetan the study of Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese.Educational, informative and passionate. University of Southern Mississippi

Thurman is the author of the bestseller, Inner Revolution, one of Publishers Weekly’s best books of 1998. He translated The Tibetan Book of the Dead and wrote many other books, including: The Central Philosophy of Tibet; Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet; and Circling the Sacred Mountain. His latest books include: Infinite Life: Seven Virtues for Living Well; Anger: The Deadly Sin; and The Jewel Tree of Tibet. He has been profiled by The New York Times and People.

In 1987, at the request of the Dalai Lama, Thurman co-founded Tibet House U.S. with Richard Gere and Philip Glass, later joined by daughter Uma Thurman and others. This unique museum and cultural center is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan civ- ilization and offers programs in all of the Tibetan arts and sciences.

Inspired by the Dalai Lama, Thurman presents the inherent openness and vitality of the spiritual life. Whether examining the sweep of history, the subtleties of the inner psyche or the intimate workings of the heart, he reveals to audiences an expanded vision of the world. His lectures help people clear away fear and confusion, leaving them with a profound sense of an enriched present and a realistic hope for a peaceful future.

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The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism

The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism

Circling the Sacred Mountain: A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas

Circling the Sacred Mountain: A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas

Inner Revolution

Inner Revolution

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Robert Thurman Biography

Thurman lectures internationally at universities, companies, conferences and think tanks. Named one of TIME magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, he is a gifted communicator who makes novel and complex ideas understandable, presenting them with intelligence and humor in a down-to-earth way.

He is Chair of Religious Studies at Columbia University, where he is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies. Students have called his courses “life-changing.” He challenges them to broaden their thinking about the world to include the great civilizations of Asia and understand the philosophies of the East as interwoven with those of the West. “Eastern traditions can fortify your Christian or Jewish life and can be incorporated into your life at any age,” says Thurman. “It’s about enriching what you already are.”

Thurman’s search for Enlightenment began while he was a student at Harvard. The accidental loss of an eye caused him to value life more deeply and make a special effort to seek its true meaning. He left school and embarked on a spiritual quest throughout Europe and Asia. In India he met the young Dalai Lama, starting a lifelong friendship. He learned Tibetan, intensely studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and lived for four years as a Buddhist monk. He returned to the U.S. to complete his Ph.D. at Harvard and added to Tibetan the study of Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese.Educational, informative and passionate. University of Southern Mississippi

Thurman is the author of the bestseller, Inner Revolution, one of Publishers Weekly’s best books of 1998. He translated The Tibetan Book of the Dead and wrote many other books, including: The Central Philosophy of Tibet; Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet; and Circling the Sacred Mountain. His latest books include: Infinite Life: Seven Virtues for Living Well; Anger: The Deadly Sin; and The Jewel Tree of Tibet. He has been profiled by The New York Times and People.

In 1987, at the request of the Dalai Lama, Thurman co-founded Tibet House U.S. with Richard Gere and Philip Glass, later joined by daughter Uma Thurman and others. This unique museum and cultural center is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan civ- ilization and offers programs in all of the Tibetan arts and sciences.

Inspired by the Dalai Lama, Thurman presents the inherent openness and vitality of the spiritual life. Whether examining the sweep of history, the subtleties of the inner psyche or the intimate workings of the heart, he reveals to audiences an expanded vision of the world. His lectures help people clear away fear and confusion, leaving them with a profound sense of an enriched present and a realistic hope for a peaceful future.

Robert Thurman Videos

  • Robert Thurman: Expanding your circle of compassion
  • Robert Thurman: Selflessness
  • Robert Thurman: What Lessons Did You Impart to Your Children?

Robert Thurman Books

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  • How to book Robert Thurman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robert Thurman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Robert Thurman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Robert Thurman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Robert Thurman?

    Booking fees for Robert Thurman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robert Thurman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Robert Thurman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robert Thurman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robert Thurman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Robert Thurman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robert Thurman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Robert Thurman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robert Thurman for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Robert Thurman generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tom Freston, Moby, An Phung, Shashi Tharoor and Calvin Trillin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robert Thurman for an upcoming event.

Robert Thurman Speaker Videos

  • Robert Thurman: Expanding your circle of compassion
    Robert Thurman: Selflessness
  • Robert Thurman: What Lessons Did You Impart to Your Children?
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