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Lama Surya Das, born Jeffrey Miller in New York in 1950, graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1971. Surya Das traveled through India, Nepal and Japan, and later established a monastery in Woodstock, New York. He teaches meditation retreats and workshops, and is the founder vis mere of the Dzogchen Foundation. Das has published, edited and translated many Buddhist books and scriptures. He has also written poetry, essays and articles. (Bowker Author Biography) Lama Surya Das is the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition. A Poet, Translator, and a full-time spiritual teacher, he lectures and leads meditation retreats all over the world. He lives in Concord Massachusetts. (Publisher Provided) vis mindre
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Words of Wisdom (2008) 9 eksemplarer

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ama Surya Das, author of the bestselling Awakening the Buddha Within, is the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition. In this elegant, inspiring book, he integrates essential Buddhist practices with a variety of other spiritual philosophies and wisdom traditions, to show you how to create a personalized spiritual practice based on your own individual beliefs, aspirations, and needs. Through reflections on his own life quest, thoughtful essays, and entertaining stories, Surya Das examines the common themes at the heart of any spiritual path, including faith, doubt, love, compassion, creativity, self-inquiry, and transformation. He then explores prayer, yoga, chanting, guided meditations, breathing exercises, and myriad other rituals, providing practical examples of each that we can use day-to-day to nurture our inner spirit. - from the publisher… (mere)
PendleHillLibrary | Oct 14, 2023 |
When I first ordered this book I expected more of a focus on meditation. While meditation is part of the book it comes across more as a time management book. Lama Surya Das gives good examples of how meditation can benefit one's life. It is a good book even if it is more business like that I prefer.
JRobinW | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jan 20, 2023 |
This book was my constant companion when I first started reading about Buddhism and the one I've most recommended.
Chris.Wolak | 9 andre anmeldelser | Oct 13, 2022 |
I listened to the abridged version of this book read by the author. He had quite and interesting journey as a Jewish boy from Long Island, to the Tibet during the wild sixties.

Although Tibetan Buddhism sounds to me like a fundamentalist type of religion, the overall principles resonated with me completely. The awareness that we are only a small part of a great divine whole is a beautiful idea, and explains the diversity of human journeys some of which are extreme in their difficulty while others are cut short and seem to lack any value for the person living them.

I always thought that life is precious, more precious than eternity, simply because of its transient and fleeting nature, so the principle of living in the moment is paramount for a peaceful existence.
This book is a landmark for me in my spiritual journey and I think I will read it again in its printed and unabridged form.
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moukayedr | 9 andre anmeldelser | Sep 5, 2021 |



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