Lama Surya Das on humor, contemplative education, technology, and the secrets of Tibetan mindfulness
By Danny Fisher
originally printed by Shambala Sun
A dyed-in-the-wool East Coast guy, Lama Surya Das — Tibetan Buddhist teacher; founder of the Dzogchen Center in Cambridge, MA; and author of such bestselling books as Awakening the Buddha Within and Buddha Standard Time – will be making the trek way out west next month for a special mini-workshop at InsightLA in Santa Monica, CA. “The Secrets of Tibetan Mindfulness: Remembering to Remember,” to be held March 17 (tickets are still...
Buddha Standard Time with Lama Surya Das
reprinted from www.fireitupwithcj.com
We’re all given the same twenty-four hours a day. We can spend our time feeling hurried and harried, overwhelmed by chores and demands, distracted and burned out . . . or we can awaken to Buddha Standard Time, the realm of timelessness where every choice, every action, and every breath can be one of renewal and infinite possibilities. By learning to live in this dimension—Buddha Standard Time—we reduce the amount of stress in our lives and find greater focus, fulfillment, creativity, and even wisdom
As the song goes, “Be kind to our four-legged friends,” but what about our siblings, other relatives, neighbors, friends, or mere acquaintances?
Loving actions and empathic compassion are both wise and desperately needed in this violent, competitive world. Just how is it that each of us can live in such a way to contribute toward a happier, healthier, and more loving and sane home, school, community, and world? This is a big question, yet the answer is not out of reach. I well remember a young child once said to me “Martin Luther King was a great leader — he had big words. When...
By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now Lama Surya Das HarperOne 06/11 Hardcover $25.99 ISBN: 9780061774560
We are living in times when everything has been sped up and the result is damage to our bodies through stress and a concerted attack on our souls. Many of us are so addicted to life in the fast lane that we don't ever want to disconnect. In this timely and wide-ranging book, Lama Surya Das, the bestselling author of Awakening the Buddha Within and Buddha Is as Buddha Does, teaches us how to wean ourselves from the time...
Holiday Prayers & Wishes from Lama Surya Das
Winter Solstice, December 2011
, for they shall not get bent out of shape.
Blessed are the patient, for they shall be waited on and attended to.
Blessed are the generous, for they shall receive abundantly.
Blessed are the grateful, for their life shall always be bountiful.
Blessed are the wise, for they know not in excess.
Blessed are the lovers, for love is theirs for the asking.
Blessed are the healers, for their world and they too shall be healed and well.
Blessed are those who listen, for they shall be heard and understood.
reprinted courtesy Huffington Post, 11/17/11 04:30 PM ET
by Lama Surya Das
Many people have been asking me of late if Steve Jobs really was a Buddhist. The answer is yes, and for many years.
He was a Zen Buddhist, which inspired his simple, informal, monkish black dress code and the meticulously minimalist yet elegant consumer products he so ingeniously designed. If you look at Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait as a Zen monk you'll find many similarities with that other famously difficult creative genius.
Perhaps Steve was van Gogh's tulku (reincarnation).Like Jobs, van Gogh was also...