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Distinguished Speaker Series presents Robert A.F. Thurman. Tibetan Culture as World Treasure. What It Is, How It Came To Be, What Are Its Gifts Today

Date: 11/04/13
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Audience: Public
Sponsored By: Campus Auxiliary Services, M&T Bank, Sodexo, SUNY New Paltz Foundation Office
Location: Lecture Center 100
Contact: Lisa Sandick, x3972,
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In the mosaic of the world's many cultures, the resilient Buddhistic culture of Tibet has a unique role to play. In his timely lecture, Professor Thurman presents its characteristics, a lightning sketch of its genesis, a survey of what it is contributing to the world today, and what more it will contribute soon. Robert Thurman is co-founder and president of The Tibet House in New York City. He is also a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University and serves as president of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies.