February 14, 2017
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times of year. The Tibetan New Year is also a favorite, and because the two often fall around the same time, I make a practice of reflecting upon New Year’s resolutions relating to my loved ones, and renewing my commitment to cultivating altruistic compassion and an unselfish open heart—the very essence of authentic love.
These resolutions encompass opening both my heart and mind; listening better; learning to forgive and love even those I dislike; and accepting and blessing the world, rather than fighting or feeing...
Lama Surya's "Awakening Now" Podcast- EP 37
A conversation with activist Jay Michaelson
Renaissance man Jay Michaelson is a dharma teacher, author, journalist, lawyer, activist, and rabbi. He brings insight to the political situation in the US and provides guidance on how to approach it with mindfulness and compassion.
Lama Surya Das talks with CJ Liu of Fire It UP with CJ about his own journey of finding a guru in his life featured in his book "Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation". What is a guru? How does one know if they have found the right person? What differentiates good teachers from ones that are bad teachers.
Lama Surya's Awakening Now Podcast on the Be Here Now Network Presents Ep. 35 - Reflections on the life of his teacher, Dzogchen master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who shared his wisdom and grace with all who sought it.
A Special Live Podcast Filmed at ABC Deepak Homebase. Comedian Duncan Trussell sits down with teachers Chris Grosso, Lama Surya Das, and Raghu Markus. The four teachers have a short question and answer session, where they talk about their experiences of “enlightenment” and what it really means in our everyday lives. This is followed by a closing meditation and chant led by Lama Surya Das chanting “Om mani padme hum.”
Lama Surya's Awakening Now Podcast on the Be Her Now Network
Presents Ep. 34 with John Krishna Bush
Lama Surya Das brings on his longtime friend John Krishna Bush, who is a director, artist, and writer as well as being a wise devotee of Neem Karoli Baba.
It was John that took a young Lama Surya on his first pilgrimage and introduced Surya to his Guru. He was given the name Krishna in 1971 by his guru in India – Neem Karoli Baba, introduced in Be Here Now as Maharaji. John shares the influence that his spiritual path has had on his work. Together with Lama Surya Das, they talk about practice,...
“You have been telling people that this is the eleventh hour.
Now you must go back and tell people that this is the hour!
And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?