Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US/Menla in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is a leading world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, passionate activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, skilled translator of Buddhist texts, and inspiring writer of popular Buddhist books. His most recent book is the 300 page graphic novel, Man of Peace: the Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
In partnership with Nena Thurman and dedicated contributors, he now focuses on making Tibet House US and its Menla Retreat & Spa a global center for the promotion, study and practice of Tibetan Buddhist healing arts and sciences of body, mind, and spirit, dedicated as a complement to the vast life work of its patron, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
“I have been all over the world and this spa is by far my most favorite. The service, the facilities and the kindness is beyond my past experience. I recommend going to Menla and making the Spa your first stop every day.”
Janice L. Rous
“By far the most medicinal and wonderful Tibetan Massage I have ever experienced. The whole place is Nirvana!”
“The breathtaking landscapes and fresh mountain air take all stress away the minute you arrive. The natural surroundings completely captivate you.”