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Bwog tipster Sara Vogel informs us that Robert Thurman, professor of Buddhist studies and relative of all sorts of famous people, is this week’s New York Times Magazine “Questions For…” interviewee. In the interview, Thurman talks about why the Dalai Lama never comes over to hang out anymore, totally disses Slavoj Zizek, and also at […]

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The Center for Buddhist Studies just released the recording of a panel entitled “Tibet’s Future… Does it Have One?” The discussion features prominent Tibet and Buddhism scholars Robert Thurman, John Kenneth Knaus, Amit A. Pandya, and John Tkacik. The roundtable is a particularly topical one: Last week, for the first time since 1989, ethnic Tibetans […]

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Prestige-obsessed Columbians should be pleased to hear that 3 2 3 of the 5 most influential “idea-makers” in New York (as ranked by New York Magazine) work at Columbia! Everyone else should at least get some morbid thrill to know that on said magazine’s list of the 5 most influential New Yorkers in education, our […]

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Bwog is proud to bring the first installment of “Lecture Hopping,” in which correspondents go to speeches, lectures, and public displays of erudition so you don’t have to. Monday February 13 Religion as a Natural Phenomenon: Daniel C Dennett in conversation with Robert Thurman Miller Theatre With his luxuriant white beard and paternal stature—minus the […]

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