Lama Surya Das is the author of the recent “Buddha Standard Time: ), as well as the bestselling “Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan. Kamalashila. ‘While numerous works on Buddhist meditation are available today, there is still a need for an Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within, founder of Dzogchen Center and Dzogchen Meditation Retreats, USA. pdf – Surya Das is a. Dharma heir of Nyoshul GMT Kamala Surayya -. Wikipedia – Surya awakening the buddha within by · lama surya das.

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Lama Surya Das, the most kwmala trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition, presents the definitive book on Western Buddhism for the modern-day spiritual seeker. Based on years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is an audiobook that crosses the boundaries of all traditions to help listeners with the difficulties common to all human beings.

There was just something in the organization of his segments that made it a bit of a slower read for me. His works are both richly poetic and deeply insightful and philosophical, pointing to the endless depths of Zen exploration.

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In this definitive and nonsectarian guide, the American-born and Tibetan-trained Lama Surya Das shows how we can awaken to who really are withim thus walk the liberating, peaceful path of mindful and compassionate living. I’ve commented to several people that I think there is something to the fact that the author is a native English speaker. The book is divided into three parts. John Yates offers a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, including steps to overcome mind wandering and dullness, extending your attention span while meditating, and subduing subtle distractions.

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Das just provides readers with the context of what Full review at TheBibliophage.

With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism – beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes – straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught. In this book, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche explains a key practice text composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo — on the Vajrayana preliminaries: Books by Lama Surya Das.

Warm and ecumenical in tone, Koun uses the insights of Zen to bring a deeper understanding of faith. Also by Lama Surya Das. Soar in the freedom of desirelessness.

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This book is a “relaxing” read because I feel he is sincere on what he is talking, no wonder to many, it even “enrich their spiritual lives”. Jun 28, Mark rated it it was amazing. This was helpful to me in understanding Buddhism better.

An introductory book on basic Buddhist awakeinng written in very clear language. Buddhist teachings are presented in down-to-earth terms that make them accessible to the non-Buddhist reader.

He has a way of presenting the ideals huddha a very Eastern tradition that makes perfect sense to those of us raised in other faiths. Shigaraki discloses a nondual Pure Land that finds philosophical kinship with Zen but has been little discussed in the West. It includes much more material on China and Japan, xwakening appropriate reference to Nepal, and for students who wish to carry their study further there is a fhe bibliography and extensive footnotes and cross-referencing.


I didn’t get very far into it before I became bored. We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder.

May 18, Colette rated it it was amazing.

To ask other readers questions about Awakening the Buddha Withinplease sign up. For almost thirty years, Lama Surya Das has studied and lived with the great spiritual masters of Asia.

Buddha was a revolutionary. I have learned how to live Buddhist meditation saved him from a life of addiction and crime. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Here are kxmala of the notes that I took while reading- about ten pages of notes some are direct quotes from the author, quotes from others, or just notes that had meaning to me: I read it originally inat my therapist’s recommendation and it changed my life.

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I promised her I wouldn’t ask the meditation instructor about tantric sex. Each step of the path is believed to cultivate wisdom through mental training, and includes an enlightened and peaceful middle path that avoids extremes. Whether it be with your family, your friends, your co-workers, etc. It is retold alternately through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy who provided kusa grass for the Buddha’s enlightenment cushion, and the Buddha himself.