Now Online: Tibetan Mindfulness – Beyond the Breath

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Now Online: Tibetan Mindfulness – Beyond the Breath
with Lama Surya Das
Saturday, June 27th, 2020 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm ET

Experience an afternoon immersion with renowned bestselling author, and spiritual elder, Lama Surya Das. Coined the “American Lama” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Surya Das is an authorized lama and lineage holder in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Through mindfulness exercises, guided meditation, and welcomed Q & A, feel what it is to go deep within and become acquainted with your true nature. Learn experiential tools for dealing with distraction and interruption, a way to work with desire and aversion, of wanting and not wanting, and a means of dealing with the difficult emotions and life situations we are all currently experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With Tibetan mindfulness, Lama Surya Das teaches practices to know the mind, to quiet the mind and to cultivate natural openness. Through this rich mindfulness practice, we learn to become aware, allowing us to better understand and transform anxiety, fear, anger, and inner doubt.

Both new and experienced meditators are welcome.


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Lama Surya Das

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 Lama Surya Das resides in Lexington, Massachusetts.