Join bestselling author, meditation master, and spiritual activist Lama Surya Das for a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on deepening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.
Lama Surya Das is one of the most highly regarded meditation masters in the West, and an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama has spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books-- including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within-- and has an extensive corpus of teaching and practices, experience and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading retreats and workshops. He is known for his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings and making them accessible and applicable to daily life. The master classes are open to new and seasoned practitioners in any spiritual tradition.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Title: “Healing Mantras, Chanting, and Shakti Power (Inner Divinity)”
Description: In the sixth class, we will explore how to use and meditate with mantras, chanting and shakti (inner divinity). In chant, the power of sound connects us with ourselves, one another, and the divine. It is an ancient, tried and true form of meditation and prayer. One of the most transformative and nonsectarian spiritual practices, chanting almost immediately takes us out of our heads and beyond the mind, into realms of pure spirit and bliss. It helps us discover the spiritual breath and cosmic energy inside the physical breath. Monks and nuns, shamans, yogis, dervishes, chant masters, pilgrims, cantors, singers, and musicians have long known this universal secret. In this class, Lama Surya Das will lead us into the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of chanting, using Sanskrit mantras, as well as some of his favorite American mantras and chants too, while providing direct access to meditative states and higher realms of subtle spiritual
(The Master Class course consists of 8 individual live classes held one Saturday each month September 2020 through April 2021. Each class will have an introduction, guided meditation, teaching, questions and answers, and concluding remarks. Participants may purchase all 8 courses or choose the ones they prefer. All sessions purchased will be recorded and available for partcipants to view again.)
The Zoom link will be sent the week before each class. A course Prayer Book will be sent with the Zoom link.For a more detailed description of each class go to MASTER CLASSES.