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.
Resting in Awareness
Lama Surya Das more deeply explores The View and the practices of non-meditation that allow us to rest in awareness.
“Seeing through and being through as we practice, here in the form of sky gazing. Openness and awareness – inseparable.” – Lama Surya Das
Seeing as It Is, Leaving as It Is (15:50)
Mindfulness of thinking is meditation. Lama Surya Das looks at what happens when we move past observation of the egoic mind and slip directly into direct experience of pure presence – our true nature. He looks at how we can practice the non-meditation of The View in our daily lives.
“We are not trying to suppress thoughts. Changing our thoughts and moods are like redecorating our cell on the Titanic. It is so temporary. But finding the timeless awarenes, pure presence… What words do we have for it, our true nature?” – Lama Surya Das
Who Is Judging Who? (30:00)
How do we deal with what arises during our minds during non-meditation practice? Surya Das looks at what we can do about the judgments towards ourselves and others that can come up during practice.