Evening with Lama Surya Das
April 2, 2012
Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin St, San Francisco
suggested donation $10-$20
[nobody turned away for lack of funds]
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“Living in Buddha Standard Time: It's Not Time We Lack but Focus”
In our time-stressed era, who doesn't struggle with the increased speed of events and things to be done? Buddhist wisdom has a lot to say about how to deal with change and feelings of stress and overwhelm, time-famine and anxiety. The New Now just isn't what it used to be! We’ve all heard about the power of now, but many of us are not equipped to cut through habitual illusions and realize the magnitude of the present moment. With the sacred art and practice of presencing, we can learn to consciously and intentionally cultivate clarity and appreciate each moment of our life.
Guided by Lama Surya Das, one of the nation’s foremost Buddhist meditation masters and spiritual leaders, we will learn and practice techniques both ancient and original for dealing with time-sickness today, tuning into the timeless moment-- the eternal now-- and cultivating the enlivening nowness-awareness from which we are actually never apart. We have all the time in the world; it's only focus and awareness that we lack.
About 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”. He has spent nearly forty years studying Zen, Vipassana, Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with many of the great old masters of Asia, among them, some of 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 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 the recently released Buddha Standard Time (HarperCollins), and nine other books. In 1991 he established the Dzogchen Centers and Dzogchen Retreats (www.dzogchen.org) 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.