Robert Thurman
American academic
Robert Thurman
For the baseball player, see Bob Thurman; for the novelist, see Rob Thurman En:Robert Thurman File:Robert Thurman 2011.
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UCLA Basketball: Q&A With SBNation's UC Berkeley Blog
Bruins Nation - about 3 years
Steve Alford's basketball team is taking on UC Berkeley later this afternoon in a boring matchup in the Pac-12 conference. Here is a Q&A we did with SBNation's California Golden Blog which covers UC Berkeley's athletic program. What the heck happen that caused you to lose to Just SC? atomsareenough: I hate to point to non-basketball reasons, but to my mind it seems pretty straightforward. We were 5-0 and feeling pretty good about ourselves, coming off comfortable wins against the Washington schools at home. USC was 0-5 and sick of losing. We didn't take them seriously, and the effort level simply wasn't there from the outset. The Trojans played hard and shot the ball well, both making circus shots in the lane and nailing outside shots at a good rate, and unlike our previous slow starts which we were able to overcome, the Bears never got things into gear well enough to win this one. Not enough shots were falling for us, and we weren't stopping the point of attack on def ...
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Carl Berman: Live From the NCAA Basketball Tournament: Day One
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
NetScouts Basketball has coverage at all the regional sites. Here are some the impressions and feedback we've gotten. Please comment if you have anything to add. Upset of the Day: No doubt, Harvard's win over #3-seeded New Mexico. It was the Crimson's first win ever in the NCAA tourney and came after their co-captains and best players were dismissed from school prior to the season. Game of the Day: Marquette's unbelievable one-point comeback win over Davidson. The Golden Eagles made three three-pointers in the final 1:02 and won the game on a lay-up with one second left after a Davidson turnover. Performance of the Day: Louisville's Russ Smith scored 23 points and grabbed eight steals in 25 minutes of play in Louisville's easy win. Best Conference Performance: The Atlantic 10 is 4-0 (La Salle, Butler, Saint Louis and VCU wins) and the Pac-12 is 3-0 (Oregon and Cal win as #12-seeds and Arizona). Temple plays tomorrow for the A-10 and the Pac-12 has UCLA and Colorad ...
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Rachel Stern: PHOTOS: The Top Of The Top Of The World
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Thousands of red, orange and green prayer flags dance around me, leaping and falling and twirling as the wind pushes the air, thin at 18,700 feet, over the shrine. I can barely believe my legs have carried me this far so I savor the last of my last energy bar in an effort to stay in my body's good graces. Lyrical prayers I can't understand resonate across the mountain walls. Struggling to stay conscious, I gaze at the rocky, snow covered ground, taking deep breathes of shallow air. I stood on the Dolma-La Pass, the highest point of the four-day kora, or hike, around Mount Kailash in Ngari, or Western Tibet. Our 12-person group took days to drive our Landcruisers across the Tibetan Plateau to even get to the base of the mountain; the Tibetan and Indian pilgrims -- who prostrated their whole bodies over and over on the ground -- took two years to get there. For the Hindus, this "diamond in the sky" is the abode of the Lord Shiva. For Tibetan Buddhists, it's the home of th ...
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Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.: When Mindfulness Meets Compassion: Close Encounters in Contemplative Science
Huffington Post - over 4 years
At the world's first International Symposia on Contemplative Studies held this April in Denver, it seemed as if the emerging field of meditation research had finally come of age. The gathering brought together research pioneers Jon Kabat-Zinn, Richie Davidson, John Teasdale and Marsha Linehan with groundbreaking contemplative teachers Sharon Salzberg, Roshi Joan Halifax, Matthieu Ricard and Brother David Stendl-Rast. In fact, as the nearly 750 participants convened for what could have been just one more hi-tech conference, the event felt not just historic but oddly unearthly, like a real-world version of Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. A philosopher of science might explain that remarkable feel in light of the history behind the meeting. An unlikely array of individuals and teams -- exploring dozens of converging paths around the nation and world, after decades of patient progress -- suddenly find themselves assembled as one global community embodying a brea ...
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BOBBY SAGER LAUNCHES NEW BOOK, “BEYOND THE ROBE”
Brookline Patch - over 4 years
Sager Family Foundation, founded by Boston philanthropist Bobby Sager, today announced the release of Sager’s new book, “Beyond the Robe,” published by powerHouse Books. “Beyond the Robe” tells the story of the Science for Monks program and what it reveals about the larger role Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns can play in their monasteries, in their communities, and in the world at large. Science for Monks represents the first time in the 1,500 year history of Tibetan Buddhism that Western science is being taught as part of the monastic curriculum. In conjunction with the book launch, Sager Family Foundation has established a new collaborative program, “Science, Monks and Technology,” with the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.   “’Beyond the Robe’ has many fascinating dimensions and makes a critical contribution to Tibet, to Buddhism, and to our world today,” said Robert Thurman, professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, presi ...
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Stephen Olsson: The Global Spirit: Art And The Creative Spirit
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Imagine a television program that is built around questions such as: How and when does art take on a "sacred" dimension? Where doe the Creative Sprit lie within each human? And who to invite on such a program, to shed light on such questions? We searched for guests whose spiritual traditions and artistic mediums were quite different. We thought it best to have both a man and a woman. And as Global Spirit is an international series, we always try to have at least one guest who has not been brought up in the U.S. A week later we had a plan: How about a Navaho sculptress from New Mexico and a Tibetan Lama painter meeting for the first time? Estella Loretto molds clay, brass and gold into strikingly graceful birds in flight, or humans embracing. She brings a unique life and spirit to her creations. After two phone calls, I'm very excited about meeting her. And Lama Lhanang's paintings range from Tibetan mandalas and images of graceful manifestations of the ...
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Ed and Deb Shapiro: What the Buddha Might Say to Mitt Romney
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. -- Buddha One of the truly great things in life is to discover our genuine and authentic self, to dance to the beat of our own drum. And so, conversely, one of the greatest challenges is to know what we think, feel, and believe, for ourselves. It is far easier to agree with others, or be influenced by them to believe as they do, than it is to be firm in our own convictions. Trying to please others by always agreeing with them, or saying what he thinks they want to hear even if it means constantly contradicting himself, is an obvious trait of Mitt Romney's. He appears to have no idea what he really thinks, feels, and believes for himself. As a result he is constantly flip-flopping to fit in with current policies. Hence the comparison to Etch-A-Sketch. For instance: Flip: "I saw my father march with Martin Luther King." Flop: "I did not see it with my own eyes." Fli ...
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Your Daily Chill Out - Care2.com
Google News - over 5 years
You can learn more in our book, Be The Change: How Meditation Can Transform You and the World, forewords by the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman, with contributors Marianne Williamson, Jane Fonda, Ram Dass, Byron Katie and others
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Muslim and Jewish scholars plead for peace - Canadian Jewish News
Google News - over 5 years
Others taking part in the press conference and main panel were American author and physician Deepak Chopra, McGill religious studies professor Gregory Baum and Robert Thurman, professor of Indo-Tibetan studies at Columbia University
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Divinity After Destruction - The Link
Google News - over 5 years
Chopra's presentation was followed by a panel discussion with academics on various religions, including Robert Thurman, a former Buddhist monk and author—and father of film star Uma Thurman—who spoke about the effects that 9/11 had on the discourse
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Dalai Lama addresses conference in Montreal - Montreal Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
“Religion does motivate people to life and death level,” said Robert Thurman, a professor of Buddhist studies at Columbia University. “Dialogue has to go on within every religion and between believers and non-believers.” Thurman had scathing words for
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Global Conference on World's Religions - Promoting dialogue to build a ... - Canada NewsWire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
7, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Today is the opening of the Second Global Conference on World's Religions after 9/11, where His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Robert Thurman, Tariq Ramadan, Gregory Baum and Steven T. Katz will meet
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What the Buddha Might Say to Rick Perry - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
See our award-winning book: BE THE CHANGE, How Meditation Can Transform You and the World, forewords by the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman, with contributors Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jane Fonda, Jack Kornfield, Marianne Williamson, Ram Dass, Byron Katie,
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Leaves for Canada Visit - Tibet Post International
Google News - over 5 years
Other renowned speakers include Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, world-famous author Deepak Chopra, Professor Tariq Ramadan, and Professor Robert Thurman. Professor Gregory Baum, recipient of the Order of Canada and Swami Dayananda Saraswati will
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You Are Not the Body or the Mind - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
See our award-winning book: "BE THE CHANGE, How Meditation Can Transform You and the World," forewords by the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman, with contributors Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jane Fonda, Jack Kornfield, Marianne Williamson, Ram Dass, Byron Katie,
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The Dalai Lama and Phil Jackson: Six Degrees of Separation? - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Robert Thurman? Since our book is about Buddha's teachings for the workplace, we try to think of a leader who has actually used Buddhist practices in a secular organization. I suggest Phil Jackson -- he
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Cal Basketball In Europe: Allen Crabbe, Golden Bears Beat Solna Vikings - SB Nation
Google News - over 5 years
Perhaps most surprising was the steady production of the bigs; walk-on Robert Thurman came in and put up 14 points and 8 rebounds, while true freshman David Kravish chipped in with six points and five boards. If Cal can get anything from these two bigs
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2011 YOUTH CHESS TOURNAMENTS FOR PEACE - RushPRnews.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
At the 2nd Global Conference on World's Religions After 9/11 His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, will be joined by Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, world-famous author Deepak Chopra, Professors Tariq Ramadan, Robert Thurman, Steven T. Katz, Gregory Baum
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Thurman
    THIRTIES
  • 1973
    Age 31
    He was professor of religion at Amherst College from 1973 to 1988, when he accepted a position at Columbia University as professor of religion and Sanskrit.
    More Details Hide Details At Amherst College Thurman met his lifelong friend Prof. Lal Mani Joshi, a distinguished Indian Buddhist scholar. In 1987, Thurman created Tibet House U.S. with Richard Gere and Philip Glass at the request of the Dalai Lama. Tibet House is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help preserve Tibetan Culture in exile. In 2001, the Pathwork Center, a retreat center on Panther Mountain in Phoenicia, NY, was donated to Tibet House. Thurman and Schlebrügge renamed the center Menla Mountain Retreat and Conference Center. Menla (the Tibetan name for the Medicine Buddha) is being developed into a state-of-the-art healing arts center grounded in the Tibetan Medical tradition in conjunction with other holistic paradigms. Twice married, Robert Thurman is the father of five children and grandfather to eight grandchildren. He also has a great-granddaughter through his late grandson, Dash Snow.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 25
    In 1967, back in the United States, Thurman resigned his monk's vows of celibacy and married his second wife, German-Swedish model and psychologist Nena von Schlebrügge, who was previously married briefly to Timothy Leary.
    More Details Hide Details Thurman and Schlebrügge have four children, including actress Uma Thurman and Ganden Thurman, who as of 2012 is Executive Director of Tibet House. Thurman obtained an M.A in 1969 and a Ph.D. in Sanskrit Indian Studies in 1972 from Harvard.
  • 1964
    Age 22
    He became a Buddhist and was ordained in 1964, the first American Buddhist monk of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
    More Details Hide Details He studied with Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, who became a close friend.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1961
    Age 19
    After the accident he decided to refocus his life, divorcing his wife and traveling from 1961 to 1966 in Turkey, Iran and India.
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    In 1961 Thurman lost his left eye in an accident while he was using a jack to lift an automobile, and the eye was replaced with an ocular prosthetic.
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  • 1960
    Age 18
    He married Marie-Christophe de Menil daughter of Dominique de Menil and John de Menil and heiress to the Schlumberger Limited oil-equipment fortune, in 1960; they had one daughter, Taya; their grandson was the late artist Dash Snow.
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  • 1954
    Age 12
    He attended Philips Exeter Academy from 1954 to 1958, followed by Harvard University, where he obtained his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Born
    Born on August 3, 1941.
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