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Thurman, Robert A. F.

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Works: 230 works in 504 publications in 3 languages and 17,817 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Drama  History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Conference proceedings  Sacred books  Creeds  Catechisms 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Narrator, Creator, Author of introduction, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: BQ7604, 294.363
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Essential Tibetan Buddhism by Robert A. F Thurman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,277 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 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
Hamlet by Michael Almereyda ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,057 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
Wisdom and compassion = Śes rab daṅ sñiṅ rjeʼi rol pa : the sacred art of Tibet by Marylin M Rhie ( Book )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 1,040 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
Anger : the seven deadly sins by Robert A. F Thurman ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 973 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
The Tibetan book of the dead : the great book of natural liberation through understanding in the between by Karma-gliṅ-pa ( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Tibetan and held by 960 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
Why the Dalai Lama matters : his act of truth as the solution for China, Tibet, and the world by Robert A. F Thurman ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 897 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
Inner revolution : life, liberty, and the pursuit of real happiness by Robert A. F Thurman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 834 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
Wake up : a life of the Buddha by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 771 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
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 603 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 Vimalakirti ( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 569 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 )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 543 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 484 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 413 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 )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines an eleven-step system for pursuing happiness and enlightenment using a metaphor based on the Buddhist jewel tree tradition
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 347 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 323 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 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MindScience : an East-West dialogue ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert A.F. Thurman on Buddhism by Robert A. F Thurman ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Thurman lectures on the teacher of enlightenment, enlightenment itself, and the community through history of beings who are trying to implement the Dharma by becoming buddhas
 
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Alternative Names
Thurman, Robert
Thurman, Robert, 1941-
Thurman, Robert A.
Thurman, Robert A. 1941-
Thurman, Robert A. F.
Thurman, Robert A. F. (Robert Alexander Farrar), 1941-
Thurman, Robert Alexander Farrar 1941- Vollstaendiger Name
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
Languages
English (178)
Tibetan (7)
Japanese (2)
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