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 have only to awaken to that fact. So says an ancient tantra (wisdom scripture). Not necessarily Buddhists but Buddhas“ wise, loving, at peace and yet infinitely effective in the world. Why then do we sometimes feel so stressed, strung out and strapped for time in our frantic everyday pursuit of the perfect life? Powered by ever more time-saving technology yet frequently spinning on the worry-go-round, driven to distraction. Where did all the time go, in this time-famine era of our own making and perception?
The direct-access Dzogchen heart-essence wisdom tradition of Tibet teaches us to awaken just as we are and enjoy the infinite possibilities of every moment, the holy now. To become heroic masters, rather than victims, of constant change. To revel in the buoyant joy of being, while doing all that has to be done. At the very heart of this tradition is direct introduction to the nature of mind “ our true Self “ that transcends all circumstances and difficulties, and yet is accessible and available in every moment. Introducing us to this natural great wholeness and completeness is the life work of Lama Surya Das, leading us to spiritual realization and enlightenment.
Lama Surya will guide us throughout the weekend with liveliness and humor, combining guided meditation and teachings; there will be ample opportunity for questions. These events are appropriate for those new to spiritual exploration as well as seasoned practitioners. We invite you to join Lama Surya for a weekend of relaxing, meditating and awakening to the joy of pure, timeless awareness. One moment of total awareness is one moment of perfect freedom and enlightenment. It’s now or never, as always. Don’t miss it! [Read More…]
The fact that we are all Buddhas has been taught by many masters of the dharma. We just have to learn to discover our own buddhanature. This is done by the process of daily meditation practice, even if it is only nine minutes a day.
Are you ready for some meditation practice? It’s better than football or soaps.