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The NY Times Magazine refers to Robert Thurman as "The Dalai Lama's man in America." A scholar, author, former Tibetan Buddhist monk, co-founder with Richard Gere of Tibet House in New York City, a close personal friend of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and father of five children including the actress, Uma Thurman, Robert is a charismatic and entertaining teacher.
Fifty years ago his deep dissatisfaction and questioning led him to drop out and go on a "vision quest" to India; when he was just 24 he became the first Westerner to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk, alongside the Dalai Lama who was 29. The author of over 30 books on Tibetan Buddhism, his latest is co-authored with Sharon Salzberg: Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit and be a Whole Lot Happier
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