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Awakening the Buddha Within

We are all Buddhas by nature; we have only to awaken to that fact. Why then do we sometimes feel so stressed, strung out and strapped for time in daily pursuit of a better life; powered by time-saving technology, yet spinning on the worry-go-round, driven to distraction, staggering forward on the treadmill of conditioning as if life is one long to-do list? Because we're unawake to who and what we truly are and can be. Mindful awareness is the secret ingredient in Buddha's recipe for freedom and enlightenment, which can provide meditation with benefits as well as other kinds of assets and opportunities. In the Tibetan tradition, there are six kinds of mindfulness aiding us to discover freedom and autonomy within interdependence, and to be masters rather than victims of thought, habit and karmic conditioning. 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. At the very heart of this tradition is direct introduction to the nature of mind - our true Buddha-nature, the big Self- that transcends all circumstances and difficulties, and yet is accessible and available in every moment. Lama Surya will guide us with liveliness and humor, combining guided meditation and teachings, dialogue, and ample opportunity for questions. These events are appropriate for those new to spiritual exploration as well as seasoned practitioners. One moment of total awareness is one moment of freedom and enlightenment. It's now or never, as always.
2014-02-16 (1 day) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2014-02-16 Part 2 1:14:10
  Lama Surya Das
2014-02-16 Part 3 49:59
  Lama Surya Das
2014-02-16 Part 4 68:00
  Lama Surya Das
2014-02-16 Part 5 59:29
  Lama Surya Das
2014-02-16 Part 1 22:31
  Lama Surya Das
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