The Natural State of Things

Once again, we have words of wisdom from Lama Surya Das on the natural state of things. I find this quote to be very compelling. We are often taught that mindfulness is non-judgmental awareness of the present moment and to experience life just as it is, in the natural state of things. Dzogpa Chenpo is […]

We Are All Buddhas

These words of wisdom are once again from Lama Surya Das. They came in an email about a week ago announcing and event titled Natural Meditation and the Practice of Presencing: Integrating Spirituality into Everyday Life in Wilmington, NC on September 12, 2014. I’d love to be there. We are all Buddhas by nature, we […]

The Fuel For Enlightened Awareness

These words of wisdom chosen by Lama Surya Das tells us that our meditative awareness starts as a small flame and then becomes the fuel for enlightened awareness. Jigme Lingpa was a Tibetan master who lived in the 18th century. He is known as a discoverer of ancient text and passing on the tradition of […]

Wisdom Teachings Come From Everywhere

These words of wisdom from Lama Surya Das attempt to answer the question, “What is wisdom?” Lama Surya Das was born Jeffrey Miller in Brooklyn, New York and became a lama after studying in the Tibetan tradition for more than 20 years. He teaches the wisdom of dzogchen – a Tibetan word that means Great […]

Lama Surya Das: The Cliff Notes Of Buddhism

This video contains an excellent overview of Buddha’s teachings by Lama Surya Das. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and spent 20 years in India, Nepal and France learning and teaching the dzogchen teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Surya Das touches on the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path, which is the fourth […]