Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Top 10 Famous Buddhists No 10 Uma Thurman

The Buddhism 101 project has documented what we think are the world’s current top 10 famous Buddhists – I will be blogging on each of them in reverse order and try and detail some key quotes and what has attracted them to what is the world’s most fascinating and contemplative religious philosophy.

Today we bring you our 10th most famous Buddhist Uma Thurma the renowned Hollywood actress most famous for her 'non' peaceful role in Quentin Tarantino’s movie Kill Bill.

In 1970 Uma Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts to a highly idiosyncratic family - her mother is a European socialite and was previously a model, and her father is one of the United State’s most famous Buddhist scholars and was the first western Tibetan Buddhist monk. Indeed the Dalai Lama was an occasional guest at their house and Una and her brother’s and sisters all were given names which came from Buddhist mythology.She was voted the 99th Top Movie Star of all Time by Empire Magazine’s readers.

"Reality is an illusion - that's the principle of Buddhist thought and the basic idea of being reborn is that this cancels the memory. Everybody is connected, and you have to work out your karma with people - so you your self becomes erased, but all work left undone has to be finished”

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