September 21, 2021

Wisdom Is Bliss: A Conversation With Robert Thurman

Wisdom Is Bliss: An Event with Robert Thurman

The Buddha wasn’t just a prophet or religious leader—he was an educator who used the tools of reason and inquiry to teach his students about the nature of reality.

In his new book Wisdom Is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life, Robert Thurman—the preeminent Tibetan Buddhist scholar, author and translator, and president of Tibet House US—guides a journey into the Buddha’s threefold curriculum of “super education” as a path to direct realization and lasting happiness.

Join us September 21 at 4 p.m. EST for a live conversation between Thurman and Tricycle Editor-in-Chief James Shaheen, which explore themes from the book including the nature of reality as bliss, the eightfold path as a training in “realism,” and how to find joy along our own path of learning.

Join this live conversation on Zoom, September 21 at 4-5 p.m. EST, 1-2 p.m. PST.

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Robert Thurman Headshot

Robert Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US/Menla in service of HH Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet. A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is a leading worldwide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, passionate activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, translator of Buddhist texts, and writer of popular Buddhist books. His most recent book is the 300-page graphic novel Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet.

James Shaheen Headshot

James Shaheen

James Shaheen, Tricycle’s Editor-in-Chief, began his Buddhist practice in the mid-1990s, studying with teachers from a number of Buddhist traditions. He is particularly interested in Buddhism’s growth in the West and its applicability to Western politics, culture, and everyday life. He has been with Tricycle for nearly 25 years.


  • Date: September 21, 2021
  • Time: 4:00PM EST
  • Format: Live virtual webinar on Zoom
  • Price: Donation-based
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