Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman is an American Buddhist author, and academic. He has written, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism.
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On this edition of the Sacred Stream Radio Podcast, host Laura Chandler speaks with Buddhist thought leader and author Robert Thurman about his latest work, Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Catching up with the high-energy scholar is always a wild ride. In this candid episode, Laura chats with Bob on a trip down California Hwy 280, en route to his talk at Googleplex in Mountain View. He opens up about many topics including the Tibetan diaspora, Chinese history, contemporary politics, the role of the Dalai Lama in the world today, and his optimism about the future. Robert Thurman is a recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas to our daily lives. In doing so, he has become a leading voice of the value of reason, peace, and compassion. He is the bestselling author of many books, including Infinite Life and Why the Dalai Lama Matters. His latest release is Man of Peace, a beautiful graphic novel about the life of the Dalai Lama. Bob holds the Je Tsongkhapa Chair at Columbia University and is the co-founder of Tibet House, the Dalai Lama’s cultural center in the US. He was named one of TIME magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People magazine. Visit for more information, the Bob Thurman Podcast, upcoming appearances, and more. The featured music in this episode is from Nigh, the latest record from composer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Walters. Walters displays mastery of his craft and provides the perfect soundscape for a soulful listening experience. Nigh is available for purchase in the Sacred Stream Store. For more information on Dan and his work, visit
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Aug 3rd, 1941
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