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Uma Thurman’s dad boosts Buddhism in Vancouver

Earlier this month, Douglas Todd weighed in on Robert Thurman's visit to Vancouver. Read an excerpt below. 

MAY 16 - The Vancouver Sun
By Douglas Todd

Professor Robert Thurman, father of Uma, has known the Dalai Lama for a long time. He's coming to Vancouver in May to share his wisdom with Victor Chan.

Couldn’t resist mentioning the most famous Thurman, the actress; star of Kill Bill etcetera. But Uma’s dad, Robert Thurman, is no slouch when it comes to fame either. Often described as “larger than life,” the Columbia University professor is soon bringing his style of Tibetan Buddhism to Vancouver.

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Thurman is in town for two unique events on May 27-28. On Sunday, Thurman will be giving a lecture: "Buddhism and Buddhist Art" at the Frederic Wood Theatre at the University of British Columbia. Tickets available online (www.moa.ubc.ca/eventtickets) or at the door (cash only). Tickets are $16.80; MOA members $5.66 (all ages).

On Monday, May 28, join Thurman and Victor Chan for a one-of-kind conversation as they share stories about the special moments they've spent with the Dalai Lama. They explore the multiple dimensions of the Dalai Lama’s worldview: his core spiritual beliefs and his distinctive take on education and science.

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7:00pm - 9:00pm

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

$40 - Adults
$30 - Seniors and Students
Plus applicable fee


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