The Effect of Buddhism on World Culture

Dr. Robert Thurman is the author of several books on Buddhism and Tibet, including Why the Dalai Lama Matters and he is the founder of the Tibet House, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture, located in New York City. Well-known as a leading figure in terms of the transmission of Buddhist culture and ideas to the United States, Robert Thurman is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, co-founder along with Richard Gere, of the Tibet House, and yes, he is Uma Thurman’s dad.

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