Every Journey is a Pilgrimage: Robert Thurman & Don George in Conversation
Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)
Join us for an evening with acclaimed Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman
A benefit for the Tibet House
Renowned Buddhist scholar and GeoEx trip lecturer Dr. Robert Thurman will talk with Don George about the lessons of some of his most sacred journeys and about the notion that every journey, and every day, is a pilgrimage.
Dr. Robert Thurman, one of the world’s leading experts on Tibetan Buddhism, is the founder of Tibet House, the President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, and the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. He was the first American ordained as a Tibetan monk and Time magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential People in America. Dr. Thurman has written numerous articles and books, including Inner Revolution, Circling the Sacred Mountain, and Why the Dalai Lama Matters.
Don George is the Editor of the GeoEx blog, Wanderlust: Literary Journeys for the Discerning Traveler, and has served as the Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications and as Travel Editor for the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle and Salon.com. He has published ten books, including Travel Writing, Better Than Fiction, A Moveable Feast, Tales from Nowhere, By the Seat of My Pants, and The Kindness of Strangers.
Guests are warmly invited to attend a reception before the event; appetizers and drinks will be served.
5:00-6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:15 p.m. Conversation
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A pioneer of travel to remote and challenging destinations since 1982, GeoEx offers a varied portfolio of cultural journeys, treks, safaris, and expeditionary voyages to the world's most astonishing places. Our passion for eyes-open travel to out-of-the-way places is reflected in our expert leadership, excellent accommodations, intimate group sizes, handcrafted private itineraries, and deep in-country savvy.