Lama Surya Das shares a reflection on how we can bring greater balance and awareness into our lives through the practices of the Dzogchen path of Buddhism.
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.
Empty, Open, Lucid
How can the practices of the Dzogchen tradition open our eyes and hearts to the world as it truly is? He looks at how these practices give us a glimpse of our Buddha Nature.
“This could be called the recognition of your true nature, recognizing who you are.” – Lama Surya Das
Awareness With a Capital “A” (14:00)
Lama Surya Das speaks about the ways that Dzogchen practices can help ground us and cultivate awareness.
“Awareness is the pallet upon which the colors of all the different states of consciousness are found.” – Lama Surya Das
Finding Balance Between Heart and Mind (35:25)
Are we victims of karma or fully responsible? Should we try to save the world – is that even possible? Lama Surya Das turns to questions from his live audience, offering his perspective on bringing balance into our lives through the principles of Buddhist philosophy and navigating the difficulties of this incarnation.