An Evening With Lama Surya Das: Make Me One With Everything
The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for Buddhist Studies and American Culture & Values and Naropa University’s Department of Contemplative Psychology are pleased to host an evening lecture with Lama Surya Das :"Make Me One With Everything: Buddhist Meditations To Awaken From The Illusion of Separation."
Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, the Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “the American Lama”. Coupled with twenty years living in India and the Himalayas, Lama Surya has spent over forty five years studying Zen, Vipassana (mindfulness), Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with many of the great old masters of Asia, including some of the Dalai Lama’s own senior teachers. He is an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order, a leading spokesperson for Buddhism and contemporary spirituality, a translator, poet, meditation master, cartoonist and spiritual activist. He has long been active in refugee causes, having lived in Tibetan refugee camps in India and Nepal.
Lama Surya Das is the author of fourteen books and several translations, notably the international bestselling Awakening trilogy: Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World; Awakening to the Sacred: Building A Spiritual Life from Scratch; and Awakening the Buddhist Heart: Integrating Love, Meaning and Connection into Every Part of Your Life. His latest book is Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation. In 1991 he established the Dzogchen Centers and Dzogchen Retreats, and in 1993, with the Dalai Lama, he founded the Western Buddhist Teachers Network and regularly organizes its International Buddhist Teachers’ Conferences.
Today Lama Surya Das teaches and lectures around the world, conducting dozens of meditation retreats and workshops each year. He is a regular contributor at The Huffington Post and Elephant Journal, as well as writing his own blog Ask The Lama, and hosts a pod cast called Awakening Now on the Be Here Now Network. With the creation of his Lamas’ Lineage & Legacy Preservation project, in association with the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center founded by pre-eminent Tibetologist Dr. E. Gene Smith, Lama Surya Das continues focusing his attention towards mentoring and eldering younger generations. Lama Surya can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information on Surya, his lecture and retreat schedule, etc., go to www.surya.org.
Lama Surya Das resides near a tree-lined pond and bird sanctuary in Lexington, Massachusetts.
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