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ONLY ONLINE – Special Lectures with Professor Robert Thurman – Buddhism, Tibet, and the Four Nobler Truths | 7-9PM


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

***This lecture has been changed to a online streaming event. There will not be a lecture at Tibet House*** 

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Buddhism, Tibet, and the Four Nobler Truths

This evening we will introduce thre central concepts of world Buddhism, originating in India and spreading all over the world. We will discuss the original teaching framework of Shakyamuni’s first turning of the wheel of Dharma, the wheel of the “four noble truths,” with special emphasis on his treatment of the third noble truth, that of nirvana. We will then turn to his teachings as recorded in texts such as the Vimalakirti, Lotus, and Flower Ornament Sutras, as well as in the various Tantric revelations, in which he emphasizes the universal vehicle teaching of the nonduality of samsara and nirvana, where he presents his deepest characterization of reality as understandable accoding to what we are emboldened to call “the four nobler truths,” in order to encourage ourselves to shift our minds toward the Buddha’s most realistic, surprisingly positive perspective on our human selves and our environment.

Friday, November 15; 7-9PM

Only via LIVE WEBCAST – $7 (no member discount)  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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New York, NY 10011 United States
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About the Presenter


Professor Robert Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Studies at Columbia University, President of Tibet House U.S., a popular lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, the translator of many philosophical treatises and sutras, and author of numerous books including the national bestseller, Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness; Anger, the fifth book from a series on the Seven Deadly Sins, offered by The New York Public Library and Oxford University Press. His most recent book is titled Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World, published by Atria Books/Beyond Words.