DR. ROBERT THURMAN
WHY THE DALAI LAMA MATTERS
In early September of 2008, Dr. Robert Thurman graciously granted Dharma TV an hour-long interview on his book, Why the Dalai Lama Matters. In this remarkable book, Dr. Thurman presents not only an in-depth history and discussion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his predecessors, but makes a bold suggestion of five steps that could be taken by His Holiness and the Chinese government to resolve the Tibetan crisis for the benefit of all. Especially telling is his emphasis on how deeply it is in
's interest to do just that. For convenience, we have broken the interview into five segments.