Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman is an American Buddhist author and academic who has written, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism. He is the father of actress Uma Thurman. He is the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo- Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, holding the first endowed chair in this field of study in the United States. He also is the co-founder and president of the Tibet House New York. He translated the Vimalakirti Sutra from the Tibetan Kanjur into English.
What we think, we become - Buddha
As much as psychology itself, Buddhism is dedicated to psychological well being, and Buddha has been referred to as the first psychologist. So much so, Robert Thurman (the first ordained Tibetan Buddhist Monk from the United States) often refers to “Dr. Buddha” in many of his writings and lectures.
Dr. Buddha has been teaching the transformative nature of thought for over 2,500 years. The following quotes about the power .
There is no consensus among the different Buddhist traditions as to what constitutes the scriptures or a common canon in Buddhism.
The general belief among Buddhists is that the canonical corpus is vast.
This corpus includes the ancient Sutras organized into Nikayas or Agamas, itself the part of three basket of texts called the Tripitakas.
Each Buddhist tradition has its own collection of texts, much of which is translation of ancient Pali and Sanskrit Buddhist texts of .
Buddhist history in the United States traces to the mid-19th century, when early scholars and spiritual pioneers first introduced the subject to Americans.
During the past two decades, research on Buddhism in America has expanded tremendously.
Here comes some of the most reputable Buddhism scholars in .