Robert Thurman on Tibet

Wellspring Media Premiered Jan 01, 2002 Unknown


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Robert Thurman on Tibet

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Robert Thurman on Tibet is a series of ninety minute lectures that documents the history and culture of Tibet. The migration of Buddhism to Tibet is also a frequently touched upon topic in the recordings. Robert A.F. Thurman is a professor at Columbia University in New York and good friend of the Dhalai Lama. He has been teaching for many years and is a Buddhist himself, in addition to translating numerous traditional texts on the subject from Tibet. He talks about the recent negative changes that have been happening in the area. Due to the flood of immigration, resources are scarce and the effects on the environment of such a demographic boom are devastating the landscape. He talks about modern day and ancient Tibet, and covers historical events such as the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the development of the monastic system. Robert Thurman injects his lectures with an astonishing sense of humor that is either hit or miss to viewers.moreless

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History, Religion & Spirituality