Synopses & Reviews
The New York Times calls him "America's number one Buddhist." He is the co-founder of Tibet House New York, was the first American Tibetan Buddhist monk, and has shared a thirty-five-year friendship with the Dalai Lama. Now, Robert Thurman presents his first completely original book, an introduction to Buddhism and "an inspiring guide to incorporating Buddhist wisdom into daily life" (USA Today). Written with insight, enthusiasm, and impeccable scholarship, Inner Revolution is not only a national bestseller and practical primer on one of the world's most fascinating traditions, but it is also a wide-ranging look at the course of our civilization--and how we can alter it for the better. "Part spiritual memoir, part philosophical treatise and part religious history, Thurman's book is a passionate declaration of the possibilities of renewing the world" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
"An inspiring guide to incorporating Buddhist wisdom into daily life." -USA Today
"Part spiritual memoir, part philosophical treatise and part religious history, Thurman's book is a passionate declaration of the possibilities of renewing the world." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The book addresses the corrosive cynicism of our age, which Thurman attributes to a misinterpretation of reality... Clear, accessible writing." -Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
"A renowned scholar of Tibetan Buddhism issue a popular appeal to the West to refashion its inner life according to Buddhist enlightenment teachings... Thurman makes an impassioned and engaging guide." -Kirkus Reviews
Named as one of "Time" magazine's 25 most-influential people of 1997, legendary professor Robert Thurman tells how Buddhism can change one's life . . . and change the world.
About the Author
Robert Thurman, a college professor and writer for 30 years, holds the first owed chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in America at Columbia University. A co-founder and the president of Tibet House New York, an organization dedicated to preserving the angered civilization of Tibet, he is also the author of Infinite Life. Thurman was the first Western Tibetan Buddhist monk, is the co-founder and president of the Tibet House in New York, and shares a close, 35-year friendship with the Dalai Lama.
Table of Contents
Chapter I: Awakening
Chapter II: Searching for the Self
Chapter III: The Cool Revolution
Chapter IV: A Kingly Revolution
Chapter V: The Soul of Enlightenment
Chapter VI: The Power of Cool Heroism
Chapter VII: The World-Taming Adepts
Chapter VIII: Inner Modernity
Chapter IX: Hope for the Third Millennium: The Reunion of Outer and Inner