American Buddhist writer and academic
Robert Alexander "Bob" Farrar Thurman (born August 3, 1941) is an American Buddhist writer and academic. He has written, edited, and translated many books on Tibetan Buddhism. He was a Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, before retiring in June 2019. He also is the co-founder and president of the Tibet House US New York. He is the father of actress Uma Thurman.
Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman
August 3, 1941
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Alecsander Thermen|
|Alma mater||Harvard University (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)|
|Children||5, including Uma|
|Relatives||Dash Snow (grandson)|
Maya Hawke (grand-daughter)
|Fields||Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies|
|Doctoral advisor||Daniel H.H. Ingalls, Sr.|
|Doctoral students||Christian K. Wedemeyer|
- ↑ "Robert A. F. Thurman | Department of Religion". Columbia University. 2019-12-21. Archived from the original on 21 December 2019. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
Robert Thurman held the first endowed chair in Buddhist Studies in the West, the Jey Tsong Khapa Chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies (...)