Retreat with Lama Surya Das:
Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars.
The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “the American Lama”. Lama Surya has spent over
forty five years studying Zen, Vipassana, Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with many of the
great old masters of Asia, including some the Dalai Lama’s own teachers. He is an
authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order, a leading spokesperson for Buddhism and
contemporary spirituality, a translator, poet, meditation master, chant master, and social-
Lama Surya Das is the author of the international bestselling Awakening trilogy: Awakening
the Buddha Within, Awakening to the Sacred and Awakening the Buddhist Heart, as well as
his latest book Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the
Illusion of Separation, and ten other books. In 1991 he established the Dzogchen Centers
and Dzogchen Retreats and in 1993, with the Dalai Lama, he founded the Western Buddhist
Teachers Network and regularly organizes its International Buddhist Teachers’
Today, Lama Surya Das teaches and lectures around the world, conducting dozens of
meditation retreats and workshops each year. He is a regular contributor at The Huffington
Post and Elephant Journal, as well as writing his own blog Ask The Lama. At least one
hundred of his essays and white papers, keynote speeches, poems and cartoons have been
published. Lama Surya can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; his own
podcast Awakening Now can be found on the Be Here Now Network. For more information
on Surya, as well as his lecture and retreat schedule, go to www.surya.org. Lama Surya Das
resides in Lexington, Massachusetts.
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