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?
Effortless Effort- A MindPod Network Podcast
Surya Das touches on the natural and relaxed qualities of Dzogchen meditation, and answers questions on a variety of topics including decision making, balancing the meditative and contemplative mind, emptiness within awareness, sky gazing, and awareness-based meditation.
America the Buddhaful- A Mindpod Network Podcast
Lama Surya Das is joined by fellow Mindpod natives, Raghu Markus and Kelly Rego, for a lighthearted discussion about the growing relationship between Western culture and the higher powers that have influenced previous generations. The perceived increase in altruistic sentiment among modern youth is highlighted as evidence for a rapidly evolving cultural consciousness. Other topics include the role and value of service, noble solitude, and the current state of political engagement.
Leave It As It Is- A MindPod Network Podcast
Uninhibited and inexhaustible, like the ocean’s waves, leave it as it is. There is no ‘self’ for your self-improvement project, but there is room for just being. Through practice we develop the skillful means necessary to both recognize and reside within the illusion, relative and ultimate truth being woven into each passing moment. Of course we can strive to make the world a better place, but we must also balance our ambition with the ease of understanding that we don’t always have to fix everything. Question and answer topics include releasing...