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The Robert A.F. Thurman Collection (On Tibet / On Buddhism)
The Robert AF Thurman Collection
On Tibet / On Buddhism
Actor: Robert A.F. Thurman
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2002     7hr 40min


     
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Actor: Robert A.F. Thurman
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Religion
Studio: Wellspring
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/25/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 7hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
 

Movie Reviews

Knowledgeable and quickly delivered
06/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There is no doubt that Mr.Thurman has a vast knowledge of the subjects he lectures about (Tibet and Buddhism), but his information is delivered so excitedly that it is, at times, hard to follow. I found myself rewinding a lot just to let his words seep in. This DVD set is great for those who wish to expand their knowledge of both subjects, but the viewer should also have a pot of coffee handy in order to stay keen enough to follow Thurman's deeply detailed lecture on the history of Tibet and it's form of Buddhism. I would have gladly given this DVD 5 stars if only it were another two hours long, so Thurman could slow down and dive even deeper into his well of knowledge."
DVD better than an actual lecture
Jane | Florida | 04/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is so much information in this DVD that I am sorry for the actual persons at the lecture. The DVD is great because you can listen to it many times. Each time you pick up more and more and finally you realize what an incredible journey he takes you through. Robert is a wonderful lecturer, funny, happy, and has a lot to give. It is one of the definite best buys."
A bit rushed but great information.
Ari | ny, usa | 09/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Robert Thurman is passionate about tibet and buddhism and it shows. He is easy to listen to, articulate and intelligent. He has so much information in his head and I wish he had fleshed out his myriad of diatribes. He often veers off telling a great side story and then stops himself to stay on point. It's a big tease as I would like to hear the rest of the story! (most likely he was pressed for time as this was a live lecture) I hope he puts together a more in depth dvd series such as a set of 12 or 24 (hehe) but in the mean time this set is definitely worth owning."
Wonderful Lecture Series
wahzoh | North Hollywood, CA USA | 03/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For what this DVD is - a lecture series, not a documentary, it is truly a great buy. I bought this to watch with a friend of mine, and she ended up wanting to watch all four hours on Tibet in a single afternoon! We did just that, and didn't get bored once (although we did have to use the "pause" button to go to the bathroom!)

Professor Thurman is a very knowledgeable man, and it is amazing to watch him rattle off a two-hour lecture while hardly ever referring to any notes. I know my friend was somewhat disappointed that there weren't any pictures of Tibet in the lecture, and maybe Professor Thurman might consider doing a "combo plate" of pictures and lecture at some later date. All in all, excellent if you are interested in learning about Buddhism in general (obviously Professor Thurman's major interest is with Tibetan Buddhism), or about the history of Tibet."