Robert Thurman introduces his book, Why the Dalai Lama Matters. Dr. Thurman holds the first endowed chair in Buddhist Studies in the West, the Jey Tsong Khapa Chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies. After schooling at Harvard, he studied Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism for almost thirty years as a personal student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Dr. Thurman is a prolific author and tireless advocate of bringing Buddhist teachings to a broader Western audience. Time Magazine named him one of the “25 Most Influential Americans.”
Daniel Stacy Barron speaks about the emoto-spiritual paradigm of Theohumanity. He is the originator of Emotional Body Enlightenment (EBE), and founder of Project Theohumanity. Daniel has been an EBE facilitator for over fifteen years providing personal, couple, & group intensives. He also offers weekend or week-long Theohumanity teaching seminars. After his awakening to the nondual in Zen Buddhism, Daniel saw how neither traditional nor modern psychospiritual paths understood the nature or significance of the emotional body and its seminal contribution to spiritual maturity. He is the author of There’s No Such Thing as a Negative Emotion, and Enheartenment.
Lama Surya Das talks about his book, Buddha Is As Buddha Does; The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living. Lama Surya Das has spent more than thirty-five years studying Zen, yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with the great spiritual masters of Asia, including the Dalai Lama’s own teachers. He is the founder and spiritual director of the Dzogchen Foundation in Massachusetts and worked with the Dalai Lama to establish the Western Buddhist Teachers Network. He is a bestselling author of many books, including Awakening the Buddha Within and Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be.
Gehlek Rimpoche presents his book, Good Heart, Good Death: Tibetan Wisdom on Reincarnation. He was born in Lhasa, Tibet, in 1939, is a highly regarded Buddhist teacher whose deep understanding, drawn from the rich wisdom of the Tibetan culture, is presented with simplicity and humor. He is an incarnate Lama of Drepung Monastic University, the largest Tibetan monastery that ever existed, housing at its zenith over 13,000 monks. Rimpoche received the scholastic degree of Geshe Lharampa, the highest degree given, at a exceptionally young age. He gained renown for his powers of memory, intellectual judgement, and penetrating insight.