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?
Lama Surya's Awakening Now Podcast on the Be Here Now Network- Ep. 33
A discussion focusing on the intersection of Christianity and Buddhism with Father Michael Holleran
"Christianity and Buddhism have an incredible overlap once we wade through the cultural filters"
With the The American Lama column, we are proud and delighted to offer bestselling author and Dzogchen meditation teacher Lama Surya Das as our spiritual elder and Lama-In-Residence at Elephant Journal.
Here’s your opportunity to ask the Dudeha from Long Island, New York—whom the Dalai Lama affectionately calls “The American Lama”—whatever questions you may have about spirituality, the purpose of life, your own spiritual path or sexuality.
This is Synchronicity!
Lama Surya stops by to discuss Dzogchen, Buddhism, Buddha Standard Time, non-duality & practical applications of various Buddhist practices with Noah Lampert.
Check out the intro music from this year's Burning Man.
Be Here Now Network Presents Lama Surya Das – Ep. 32 – Practicing Dzogchen, Suffering, and the Middle Way
Lama Surya Das discusses the Dzogchen principle of basic awareness.Through practice, we become opened to the nature of our mind. We are then able to detach ourselves and become a witness; we experience things as they are. Hearing becomes just hearing and seeing becomes just seeing.
Lama Surya Das also answers insightful questions from his audience on suffering and the middle way. How do we come to trust ourselves and what does it mean to apply the Middle Way to our lives?
Autumn leaves are turning red and gold here in New England, The High Holy Days are upon us, and the Day of Death (Halloween) is approaching– and my spiritual mind turns towards the poignancy of aging and death. Perhaps it’s because my Dad died in late august and my Mom in September. Or is my own later season approaching as well? Who knows? Life is tenuous. Lama says: Handle with prayer.
This has always fascinated me. I love to take slow, solitary walks in the old cemeteries of New England, in every season: read their inscriptions, feel my feelings and intuitions, and contemplate the lives...