Robert Thurman

Conversation with a Titan

episode 127


Like all god's creatures, we love each of our guests equally. But we'll admit, when we got on the phone with Robert Thurman, there was something that stopped us a bit in our tracks.

Yes, he was completely easy to talk to and, yes, he was willing to answer everything we asked. But his ability to explain the concepts of Buddhism and mindfulness with the weight of a genius scholar and practitioner just brought us to another level of awareness as we navigated his seemingly unending knowledge. 

Hear Professor Thurman explain his unforeseeable path to India that led him into the inner circle of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and onto a path of bringing Buddhist thoughts to the West for more than four decades. And be sure to pick up a copy of Thurman's latest book, Man of Peace or explore Tibet House, which he cofounded in 1987 with actor Richard Gere and musician Philip Glass at the request of the Dalai Lama.