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NOW ONLINE | Advanced Meditation and Tibetan Mindfulness – Lama Surya Das | 3-5PM


3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This program is now to moved to ONLINE | SOLD OUT

“We are all Buddhas by nature. We only have to awaken to who and what we are.”

“We are all Buddhas by nature. We only have to awaken to who and what we are.”
In this Over-Information Age and technological era, distraction and desire, violence, anxiety, confusion and illusion seem to be running rampant, in both personal and public spheres. Lama Surya Das invites you to join him in coming home to your spiritual source, by clearing your head and opening your heart– smile a little, and relax into the holy now-ness. For, as he says, “One moment of genuine awakefulness is one moment of freedom and enlightenment.”

Mind training and contemplative practices of all kinds have been demonstrated as practical and powerful allies conducive to mental and physical health, emotional and relational health, and spiritual health and nourishment. Learn from an experienced meditation master how to work on yourself deeply, free your mind from unfulfilling habits and patterns, deepen your insight and compassionate heart, become more patient, emotionally balanced, centered and resilient–and awaken to the Buddha, the divine, the clear light within us all.

Meditation is the yoga of awareness loving-cultivation, helping us connect with the full depths of our human experience and the incredible qualities and strengths that lie within us, around us, and in our collective communion. “Everything can be meditated. It is all workable.” (Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche)

Tibetan mindfulness and the six kinds of mindfulness helps us further explore our contemplative practice and brings depth and breadth to basic awareness cultivations such as mindful breathing and walking meditation, mantra chanting, centering prayer, etc.

Lama Surya will share a provocative discussion and exploration of the many upsides of awareness practice as well as some of the pitfalls and potholes on the Path will also be included, as well as the place of mindfulness in the mainstream today.

Also included will be how to find and access authentic resources from Buddhist teachings and other traditions, ancient and new; how to relate to a spiritual teacher or mentor, the spiritual friend (kalyana-mitra); and Lama Surya Das’ research on practices such as Presencing & Natural Meditation, Co-Meditation, inter-meditation, interbeing, and finding not just independence but how to truly realize the autonomy within interdependence which is self-mastery.

*This 2-hour workshop is suitable for beginner and expert meditators alike.

Sunday, April 19; 3-5PM 

Registration: General: $35 | Tibet House US members:$31.50      SOLD OUT

Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “the American Lama”.  Lama Surya has spent over forty five years studying Zen, Vipassana, Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with many of the great old masters of Asia, including some the Dalai Lama’s own teachers. He is an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order, a leading spokesperson for Buddhism and contemporary spirituality, a translator, poet, meditation master, chant master, and social-spiritual activist.

Lama Surya Das is the author of the international bestselling Awakening trilogy: Awakening the Buddha Within, Awakening to the Sacred and Awakening the Buddhist Heart, as well as his latest release, and first children’s book, The Yeti & The Jolly Lama: A Tale of Friendship, and eleven other books. 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.  At least one hundred of his essays and white papers, keynote speeches, poems and cartoons have been published. Lama Surya can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; his own podcast Awakening Now can be found on the Be Here Now Network. For more information on Surya, as well as his lecture and retreat schedule, go to www.surya.org. Lama Surya Das resides in Lexington, Massachusetts.


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