Robert ThurmanRobert Alexander Farrar Thurman is an American Buddhist writer and academic who has written, edited or translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism.


"The Dalai Lama says: 'If warriors would think of the Face of the Buddha, before they strike a blow, or before they light a fire, maybe they would restrain themselves from doing that act of violence.' 

So the Face of the Buddha is a work of art in itself -- to teach themes of non-violence and happiness to people. Natalie Ford's photography: looking at the Face of the Buddha, is therefore a doubly important work of art, and we are honored to have it here."

-Robert A. F. Thurman


Robert A.F. Thurman is a celebrated Professor of Religion at Columbia University, President of The Tibet House, U.S., and President of The American Institute of Buddhist Studies.