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Thurman, Robert A. F.

Works: 226 works in 549 publications in 11 languages and 18,139 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Drama  History  Biography  Television plays  Comparative studies  Television adaptations  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Narrator, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: BQ4490, 294.3423
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Essential Tibetan Buddhism by Robert A. F Thurman( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, including teachings about the Buddha, subsequent Buddhas, prayers, meditation techniques, etc
The Buddha the story of Siddhartha ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's epic story of passion, betrayal and revenge. The president of the Denmark Corporation is dead, and already his wife is remarried to the man suspected of his murder. No one is more troubled by this than her son, Hamlet. Now, after this hostile takeover, trust is impossible, passion is on the rise and vengeance is in the air
The Tibetan book of the dead [English title] : the great liberation by hearing in the intermediate states [Tibetan title] by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )
31 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought, intended to prepare the soul for the trials and transformations of the afterworld
Anger : the seven deadly sins by Robert A. F Thurman( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heated words, cool malice, deadly feuds, the furious rush of adrenaline-anger is clearly the most destructive of the seven deadly sins. It can ruin families, wreck one's health, destroy peace of mind and, at its worst, lead to murder, genocide, and war. In Anger, Robert A.F. Thurman, best-selling author and one of America's leading authorities on Buddhism and Eastern philosophy, offers an illuminating look at this deadliest of sins. In the West, Thurman points out, anger is seen as an inevitable part of life, an evil to be borne, not overcome. There is the tradition of the wrathful God, of Jesus driving the money-changers from the temple. If God can be angry, how can men rid themselves of this destructive emotion? Thurman shows that Eastern philosophy sees anger differently. Certainly, it is a dreadful evil, one of the "three poisons" that underlie all human suffering. But Buddhism teaches that anger can be overcome. Indeed, the defeat of anger is not only possible, but also the only thing worth doing in a lifetime. Thurman shows how to recognize the destructiveness of anger and understand its workings, and how we can go from being a slave to anger to becoming "a knight of patience." We discover finally that when this deadliest emotion is transmuted by wisdom, it can become the most powerful force in freeing us from human suffering. Drawing on the time-tested wisdom of Buddhism, Robert A.F. Thurman ranges from the individual struggle with anger to global crises spurred by dogmatic ideologies, religious fanaticism, and racial prejudice. He offers a path of calm understanding in a time of terrorism and war. -- from publisher description
Inner revolution : life, liberty, and the pursuit of real happiness by Robert A. F Thurman( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author confronts the growing cynicism of the twentieth century with "the Buddha's message that everyone has the opportunity to become fully, completely happy."--Jacket
Why the Dalai Lama matters : his act of truth as the solution for China, Tibet, and the world by Robert A. F Thurman( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores why the Dalai Lama has earned the world's love and respect, and how restoring Tibet's autonomy within China is not only possible, but also highly probable
Wake up : a life of the Buddha by Jack Kerouac( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though raised Catholic, in the early 1950s Jack Kerouac became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that would have a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and their expression in his writing. Published for the first time in book form, this is Kerouac's retelling of the story of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who as a young man abandoned his wealthy family and comfortable home for a lifelong search for enlightenment. As a compendium of the teachings of the Buddha, Wake Up is a meditation on the nature of life, desire, wisdom, and suffering. Distilled from a variety of canonical scriptures, Wake Up serves as both a concise primer on the concepts of Buddhism and as a document of Kerouac's evolving beliefs. It is the work of a devoted spiritual follower of the Buddha who also happened to be one of the twentieth century's most influential novelists.--From publisher description
Wisdom and compassion = Śes rab daṅ sñiṅ rjeʼi rol pa : the sacred art of Tibet by Marylin M Rhie( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in conjunction with Tibet House, New York in 1991
Infinite life : seven virtues for living well by Robert A. F Thurman( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Furnishing a life-changing series of lessons, a guide to understanding the human role in the universe and the path to true fulfillment introduces the Seven Virtues, which integrate the power of the body and mind to reduce negative consequences and enhance the positive
The holy teaching of Vimalakīrti : a Mahāyāna scripture by Vimalakīrti( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the major teachings of Mahāyāna Sūtras
Tsong Khapa's speech of gold in The essence of true eloquence : reason and enlightenment in the central philosophy of Tibet by Tsoṅ-kha-pa Blo-bzaṅ-grags-pa( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Four Noble Truths by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
People possess an innate desire to seek happiness and to overcome suffering. The reason why Buddha emphasized the development of a profound insight into the nature of suffering is because there is an alternative, there is a way out, there is a possiblity of freedom from that suffering
Mandala : the architecture of enlightenment by Denise Patry Leidy( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exhibition catalog, Co-pub. with Asia Society Gall & Tibet House
The jewel tree of Tibet : the enlightenment engine of Tibetan Buddhism by Robert A. F Thurman( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines an eleven-step system for pursuing happiness and enlightenment using a metaphor based on the Buddhist jewel tree tradition
Wisdom and compassion : the sacred art of Tibet by Marylin M Rhie( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A note to the reader about the Use of Tibetan terms -- Rediscovering the arms and armor of Tibet / by Donald J. LaRocca -- A history of ironworking in Tibet : centers of production, styles, and techniques / by John Clarke -- armor and weapons in the iconography of Tibetan Buddhist Deities / by Amy Heller -- The Gonkhang, Temple of the Guardian deities / by Lozang Jamspal-- Catalogue : Lamellar Armor and helmets -- Helmets -- Shields -- Horse armor -- Leather armor -- Mail and other forms of armor -- Swords -- Spears, spearheads, and miscellaneous -- Archery equipment -- Firearms and accessories -- Saddles and tack, stirrups, and bridles -- Appendixes -- Excerpts from a treatise on worldly traditions types and subtypes of swords, helmets, and armor named in 'jig rten lugs kyi bstan bcos -- Tibetan-English glossary of arms and armor terms -- Radiocarbon dating results
Worlds of transformation : Tibetan art of wisdom and compassion = [Gnas 'gyur dkyil zin] by Marylin M Rhie( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Worlds of Transformation furthers our understanding of this art, opening our imagination to the limitless transformative possibilities of life itself. In Worlds of Transformation, Marylin M. Rhie and Robert A.F. Thurman study two hundred superb Tibetan tangka icon paintings, most never before published. These are lucidly explained, giving the history of the paintings and their creators, revealing their stylistic sophistication and variety, and offering insight into their transformative imagery
The Dalai Lama Soul of Tibet ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the world's most admired men, he is the spiritual and secular leader of a nation that exists only in exile. Born Tenzin Gyatso, he is the fourteenth man recognized by his people as Buddha's reincarnation and honored with the title he is known by worldwide - the Dalai Lama. Since 1959, when he fled his nation after a failed rebellion against the occupying Chinese, he has lived in exile. Follow the Dalai Lama from his childhood in the "Lost Kingdom" to today. Interviews with Chinese scholars, Tibet activists including actor Richard Gere and His Holiness himself detail the long struggle to free Tibet. See footage of the defining moments of his life including accepting the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize
Inside Tibetan Buddhism : rituals and symbols revealed by Robert A. F Thurman( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MindScience : an East-West dialogue by Dalai Lama( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is the subtle relationship between mind and body' What can today's scientists learn about this relationship from masters of Buddhist thought' Is it possible that by combining Western and Eastern approaches, we can reach a new understanding of the nature of the mind, the human potential for growth, the possibilities for mental and physical health' MindScience explores these and other questions as it documents the beginning of a historic dialogue between modern science and Buddhism. The Harvard Mind Science Symposium brought together the Dalai Lama and authorities from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, and education. Here, they examine myriad questions concerning the nature of the mind and its relationship to the body
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Alternative Names
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Thurman, Robert A.
Thurman, Robert A. 1941-
Thurman , Robert A. F.
Thurman, Robert A. F. 1941-
Thurman, Robert A. F. (Robert Alexander Farrar), 1941-
Thurman, Robert Alexander Farrar
Thurman, Robert Alexander Farrar 1941-
Thurman , Robert F. A.
Thurman, Robert Tenzin
Thurman, Robert Tenzin 1941-
Turman, Robert Tenczin 1941-
Turman, Robert "Tent︠s︡zin"
Тhurman, Robert Tenzin.
Турман, Роберт "Тенцзин"
サーマン, ロバート・A. F
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