Robert Thurman

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.[1] He also is the co-founder and president of the Tibet House US New York. He is the father of actress Uma Thurman.

Robert Thurman
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Thurman in 2014
Born
Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman

(1941-08-03) August 3, 1941 (age 80)
Other namesAlecsander Thermen
Alma materHarvard University (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
Spouse(s)
Children5, including Uma
RelativesDash Snow (grandson)
Maya Hawke (grand-daughter)
Scientific career
FieldsIndo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies
InstitutionsColumbia University
Doctoral advisorDaniel H.H. Ingalls, Sr.
Doctoral studentsChristian K. Wedemeyer

ReferencesEdit

  1. "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 (...)