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Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das

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Rank #27 in Buddhism category

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Buddhism
Spirituality
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Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das is a podcast that illuminates many aspects of the spiritual path via dharma talks and interviews with Surya Das' fellow spiritual teachers and peers. Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.”

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Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das is a podcast that illuminates many aspects of the spiritual path via dharma talks and interviews with Surya Das' fellow spiritual teachers and peers. Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.”

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By JitterMane - Sep 15 2019
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Thank you for these gifts, Lama Surya Das! Emaho!

Content is good, but I can’t stand the swallowing

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I’m trying my hardest to ignore your constant swallowing, but I find it very disgusting to hear

iTunes Ratings

62 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
10
2
3
1

Thank you.

By JitterMane - Sep 15 2019
Read more
Thank you for these gifts, Lama Surya Das! Emaho!

Content is good, but I can’t stand the swallowing

By -.-.-b-.-.- - Apr 01 2019
Read more
I’m trying my hardest to ignore your constant swallowing, but I find it very disgusting to hear

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Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das

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Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das is a podcast that illuminates many aspects of the spiritual path via dharma talks and interviews with Surya Das' fellow spiritual teachers and peers. Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.”

Rank #1: Ep. 3 - Dzogchen Non-Meditation

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Lama Surya Das breaks down the 3 ‘naturals’ of basic Dzogchen meditation, explaining that our energy moves from effort to effortless and back again, as we turn meditation into action. Questions from the audience reflect a variety of topics including the nature of awareness, fear and anxiety around death, and the stressors surrounding meditation

Apr 27 2015

36mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 79 – Freedom From Action

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Lama Surya Das pays tribute to Dzogchen master Chatral Rinpoche as he talks about the important practice of letting things come and go, and accepting whatever is in front of you.

Jul 11 2019

51mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 78 – The Three Vital Points

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Lama Surya Das explores the three vital points that strike to the heart of the matter of recognizing, exercising, and stabilizing our own Buddha Nature. 

Jun 20 2019

31mins

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Rank #4: Ep 8. - The Three Practices of Dzogchen

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Surya Das outlines the three main forms of practice within Dzogchen, which includes Ru Shan(subtle discernment), Trekcho (cutting through), and Togal (being there). He explains the more immediate implications of this particular path in its attempt to bring enlightenment that is congruent with the reality we are experiencing now. Also discussed are the distinctions between the ‘swooping down’ method of Dzogchen in relation to the more ‘bottom up’ approach of traditional Buddhism. A question and answer session provokes discussions of merit, karma, separation and illusion.

Jun 22 2015

46mins

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Rank #5: Ep 38 - Awakening the Buddha Within: Mindfulness

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Lama Surya Das begins a four-part series on awakening the Buddha within by analyzing the active ingredient of the Dharma: Mindfulness.

Lama Surya Das begins a four-part series on awakening the Buddha within by analyzing the active ingredient of the Dharma, Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the key to awakening the buddha within. Lama Surya Das brings a fresh approach to mindfulness and helps us look at it in its many forms.

Feb 09 2017

34mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 77 - Seeing as It Is, Leaving as It Is

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Lama Surya Das explores the non-meditation practices that allow us to open to every aspect of life without reactivity - just seeing as it is, leaving as it is.

May 10 2019

36mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 20 - The Middle Path

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Surya Das reflects on the bigger picture of the Great Perfection, as it relates to the art of acceptance within our practice. A little acceptance goes a long way as we continue to work on ourselves, moving toward the middle path of choiceless awareness. Question and answer topics center around meditation techniques and the evolution of practice.

Dec 09 2015

51mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 4 - Integrating the Dharma with Daily Life

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Integration is the name of the game for those of us living amongst the chaos of the modern world. How can we take the wisdom of the past and actually apply it to our day-to-day existence? Lama Surya Das details the interactive process for cultivating an appropriate balance between contemplation and action, explaining that we are learning ‘to make a life, not just a living.’

May 08 2015

49mins

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Rank #9: Ep 5. - Awareness is Curative

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How much energy do we offer to the distractions in our lives, the temptations and endless stimuli that never cease to arise? Can we learn to simply experience, recognize, and release all of the different thoughts and emotions we encounter? Only through increased awareness can we begin to allow these events to occur without giving way to their gravity. In gaining ground on our immediate reactions we discover the possibility to detach, with objective clarity, and move forward with creative control.

May 14 2015

45mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 46 - Spontaneous Meditation

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Jul 28 2017

27mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 64 - Seeing with Naked Awareness

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Lama Surya Das continues his discussion around the Dzogchen practice of naked awareness and how its fruits manifest in our lives.


Find show notes and recommendations here:  https://beherenownetwork.com/lama-surya-das-ep-64-naked-awareness/

Aug 08 2018

42mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 12 - The Wisdom of Allowing

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“Leave it as it is and rest the weary mind”
A timeless reminder to avoid attachment to things we can’t hold on to. We practice to promote perspective, to see through everything, be through everything and remain at home, unhindered. Nothing is to be left out, in that the more awareness we cultivate the greater liberation we experience.  Question and answer topics include working with the overwhelming nature and current exposure of suffering, distraction in meditation, and finding peace, balance, and hope in modern times

Aug 18 2015

51mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 56 - Buddhas by Nature

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This week, Lama Surya Das looks at the teachings and practices which remind us of our Buddha nature. 

Feb 20 2018

56mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 27 – Sally Kempton - Merging the Path of Devotion and Wisdom

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Surya Das and fellow spiritual and meditation teacher, Sally Kempton discuss the merging of the paths of devotion (Bhakti) and wisdom (Jnana) and how they've discovered the true inseparability of the two paths within their own lives. They illuminate on the topics of earnestness in our post-modern secular world, Tantra, meditation practice, the concept of altruistic enlightenment, and their respective Buddhist/Hindu lineages. Surya Das and Sally's conversation also explores how we balance the surrendering to grace that comes with walking the spiritual path, while also living in the world of "effort, energy and motivation." For more on Sally Kempton, please visit her website.

Jun 14 2016

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Rank #15: Ep. 63 - Awareness Itself

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In this episode of the Awakening Now Podcast, Lama Surya Das looks at how awareness itself can bring balance into our everyday life and answers questions around Dzogchen practice. 

Jul 20 2018

39mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 50 - Emptiness and Detachment

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On this episode of Awakening Now, Lama Surya Das discusses the tenants of emptiness and detachment in the Buddhist tradition.

Oct 17 2017

50mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 58 - Mastering Fear

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On this episode of the Awakening Now Podcast, Lama Surya Das explores methods of mastering fear and training our reactivity.

Apr 06 2018

44mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 18 - Transmission, Lineage, and Reactivity

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Surya Das responds to audience questions on a variety of topics including transmission from teachers, the role of lineage, and working with reactivity. He explains that it is encouragement and inspiration that is conveyed from the great teachers, regardless of their time and place.

Nov 11 2015

22mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 23 - Enjoy the View

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Surya Das explains that Dozchen is not just a practice of the mind, but rather an exercise of the Spirit, a dance with the pure and primordial presence that we all have access to. It is the essence of who we are, not just what we become. Don’t bother the mind and it won’t bother you. Open mind, open heart, seeing through and being through. Question and answer topics include immediate versus ultimate enlightenment, relativity, and karma.

Feb 02 2016

59mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 17 - Building Blocks of a Spiritual Life

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Daily life is where the rubber meets the road on the spiritual path, as we attempt to integrate our takeaways from retreat, travels, and other spiritual endeavors. Bringing the virtues of mindfulness into our home, work, and social environments is a profound offering, as well as an opportunity to both embody and further encourage the cultivation of these qualities. Surya Das outlines practical methods and means for carrying the Dharma out into the world and flourishing in all of our domains.

Oct 27 2015

37mins

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