Tenzin Robert Thurman became a Tibetan monk when he was 24 years old. He’s a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, and he is also one of the founders of Tibet House US, a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.
Thurman’s main intention is about the balance between inner wisdom and cultural harmony. Drawing from various teachings, including the teachings of Buddha, he says that happiness can be sustainable and achievable in a complete and full way without depriving others.
In the above talk, he outlines a seven-step meditation practice to help you experience and broaden your sense of compassion beyond your inner circle.
He has studies and translated many Buddhist texts, or teachings, and published many books, recently taking on the topic of Anger for the recent Oxford series on the seven deadly sins. He regularly has a podcast on Buddhist topics. And yes, he is indeed Uma’s father.