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Robert A.F. Thurman On Tibet (1999)
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Starring: Robert A. Thurman
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Category: Special Interest, Special Interest, Documentary
Studio: Wellspring
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Length:
240 mins

 
 

 

Explore the history and culture of Tibet, from its ancient past to modern times, with Robert A.F. Thurman, Tibetan scholar, writer and translator, and a good friend of the Dalai Lama. Time Magazine, which chose him as one of its 25 most influential Americans, described him as a "larger than life scholar-activist destined to convey the Dharma, the precious teaching of Siddhartha, from Asia to America."

In this three part series, Thurman tells us, with humor and insight, the stories and legends of the ancient Tibetan kings, heroes, sages, saints and adepts. We see how the Dharma progressed in Tibet and how a powerful renaissance spirit seized the nation and a life dedicated to evolutionary progress towards buddhahood became the prevalent model for Tibetans.