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Posted: December 3rd, 2008
Robert Thurman: Why the Dalai Lama Matters

The Dalai Lama’s life is widely considered extraordinarily dedicated to peace, communication, and unity, as demonstrated by his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize and US Congressional Gold Medal. Robert Thurman is the co-founder and board president of Tibet House US, President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, and professor in the Religion Department at Columbia University. He discusses why the Dalai Lama matters and how his acts have been a solution for China, Tibet, and the world. As the first American ordained as a Tibetan monk, Thurman has spent the past 45 years as an advocate and close friend of the Dalai Lama and his people. This event was a presentation of the Patron Network of Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21, in cooperation with The New York Society Library. For more information on the Patron Network and its many benefits for supporters of Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21 throughout the year, please click here.


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