- IONS Film Project
"Why the Dalai Lama Matters" with Robert Thurman
Visionary: Robert Thurman, PhD
Author and Buddhist scholar, Professor Robert Thurman, discusses his new book Why the Dalai Lama Matters with former IONS President James O’Dea. Dr. Thurman explains how the situation between China and Tibet affects the whole world. Professor Thurman offers his vision for a peaceful resolution to the Tibet crisis and encourages us to learn more about it. He brings together his deep knowledge of Buddhism, keen insight into the limitations of violence and war, and his insistent optimism, in presenting a solution rooted in common sense and the recognition of the interdependence of all things.