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Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das
53 minutes | 10 months ago
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.’
41 minutes | 10 months ago
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.
35 minutes | a year ago
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.
58 minutes | a year ago
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.
56 minutes | a year ago
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.
50 minutes | a year ago
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.
54 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 89 - Enlightenment and Subjectivity
In this episode of Awakening Now, Lama Surya Das gives a dharma talk about the relationship between Sunyata and subjectivity, and how there are no prerequisites for enlightenment.
36 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 88 – Embracing the Essence of Buddhism
Lama Surya Das offers a dharma talk around the essence of Buddhism and cultivating the ability to be here now.
58 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 87 – Emaho and Advanced Dzogchen
On this episode of Awakening Now, Lama Surya Das explores the fun practice of Emaho and other advanced Dzogchen teachings, including integrated dharma into daily life.
51 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 86 – Obstacles Along The Middle Way
In this dharma talk, Lama Surya Das looks at ways we can overcome common obstacles that present themselves along our journey of awakening.This talk was recorded at the Garrison Institute during Dzogchen Center’s Natural Great Awakening 2019 Summer Meditation Retreat. Visit garrisoninstitute.org to learn more about upcoming retreats at Garrison with Lama Surya Das and other Be Here Now Network teachers like Sharon Salzberg, Ethan Nichtern and Joseph Goldstein.
63 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 85 – Awareness With a Capital “A”
Lama Surya Das shares a reflection on how we can bring greater balance and awareness into our lives through the practices of Dzogchen.
59 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 84 – Principles of Dzogchen
Lama Surya Das explores some of the principles of Dzogchen non-meditation as he reminds us to ride the cresting wave of now-ness.
59 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 83 – Backyard Bodhisattva
In this dharma talk, Lama Surya Das discusses how the Dzogchen notion of the View enhances every relative action in life and awakens the backyard Bodhisattva inside all of us.
54 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 82 – Seeing with Naked Awareness
This time on the Awakening Now Podcast, Lama Surya Das teaches the first steps in practicing Dzogchen non-meditation and seeing with naked awareness.
44 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 81 – Integrating Dharma with Daily Life
Lama Surya Das embraces the dance of Rigpa as he explores how Bodhisattva actions means being responsive, as needed, to the higher vision of life.
46 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 80 – Vajra Pride
Lama Surya Das explores the practice of Vajra pride, then takes questions on vegetarianism and Buddhism, preparing for the moment of death, and mindfulness.
52 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 79 – Freedom From Action
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.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 78 – The Three Vital Points
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.
36 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 77 - Seeing as It Is, Leaving as It Is
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.
47 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 76 – The Great Natural Non-Meditation
Lama Surya Das looks to the sky with naked awareness as he explores the Dzogchen practice of natural non-meditation and offers four ways of cultivating authenticity and presence.
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