The NY Times Magazine refers to Robert Thurman as “The Dalai Lama’s man in America.” A scholar, author, former Tibetan Buddhist monk, co-founder with Richard Gere of Tibet House in New York City, a close personal friend of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and father of five children including the actress, Uma Thurman, Robert is a charismatic and entertaining teacher.
Fifty years ago his deep dissatisfaction and questioning led him to drop out and go on a “vision quest” to India; when he was just 24 he became the first Westerner to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk, alongside the Dalai Lama who was 29. The author of over 30 books on Tibetan Buddhism, his latest is co-authored with Sharon Salzberg: Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit and be a Whole Lot Happier http://bobthurman.com/
As the great Zen master Alan Watts said: “We all need to go out of our minds at least once a day!” Going Out Of Your Mind with Ed and Deb Shapiro is a chance for you to drop your analyzing and intellectual mind and come into the immediate experience of present awakening. We are irreverent spiritual teachers and don’t take ourselves too seriously so our discussion show has a great sense of humor while also exploring in depth what it means to live with integrity, awareness, kindness, compassion, and humility.
We will be talking with some of the most luminous women and men about how their lives reflect that luminosity, how they relate to the trials and tribulations of ordinary life, and how this can be of benefit to you. They are people from all walks of life: scientists, actors, activists, musicians, comedians, and business leaders – people whose lives you would never have guessed were rooted in meditation and freedom.