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.”
Ep. 95 - Mahamudra and Dzogchen
In this dharma talk, Lama Surya Das explores the similarities and differences of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen practices, and how we can start to cultivate a ‘nowness awareness.’
Ep. 94 - Sky Mind
Lama Surya Das explores the natural great perfection of sky mind, or panoramic awareness, and talks about the difference between the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions.
Ep. 93 - The Four Immeasurables
In this episode of Awakening Now, Lama Surya Das explores the Four Immeasurables, looks at the concept of emptiness as openness, and extols the virtues of the Middle Way.
Ep. 92 - Integrating the Teachings
In this episode of Awakening Now, Lama Surya Das explores the transformative practices of Tibetan Buddhism and how we can begin integrating those teachings into our daily lives.
Ep. 91 - The Golden Eternity
In this episode of Awakening Now, Lama Surya Das explores how the timeless wisdom of Dzogchen can help open our eyes to what Jack Kerouac called the Golden Eternity.
Ep. 90 - Co-Meditation and Naked Awareness
In this episode of Awakening Now, Lama Surya Das explores Dzogchen practices such as co-meditation and naked awareness, and why too much emptiness is not a good thing.