Monday, February 21, 2011

Bob and Nena Thurman: Tibet House

Name: Bob “Tenzin” Thurman and Nena Thurman

What are your jobs?
 (Bob)I’m a professor of Buddhist Studies at Columbia University; I’m also responsible Tibet House US ( a nonprofit dedicated to Tibetan culture), and for the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, (which translates the treasures of Tibetan scientific literature into English and other languages.) I’m also a writer and a public lecturer.

(Nena) I am the Managing Director of Tibet House US, with special focus on building Tibet House’s  Menla Healing Center in Catskills, where Tibetan healers and physicians can help people with their health and mental equilibrium.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jen Jones: Falling Whistles and Congo

Name: Jen Jones

What is your job? Social Liaison for Falling Whistles

What social causes are most important to you?
I work towards a world freer than our fathers.  So, for me any cause that builds community and strives for a more connected world is beautiful. We need to become collaborative problem solvers within each of our desired causes.