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, December 19, 2020Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Title: “In Dialogue with Dr. Roger Walsh”
Description: In this class, Lama Surya Das will survey a wide variety of topics with Dr. Roger Walsh, a leading researcher and professor of psychiatry, philosophy, anthropology and religious studies at the University of California at Irvine. What does it mean to live wisely, and what does it take? How can we cultivate love and wisdom, kindness and compassion? What is meant by enlightenment and liberation? What role do practices like psychotherapy, meditation, contemplation play on the spiritual journey. How do we address social problems, anxieties and disruption with a fresh mind? In this class, Lama Surya Das and Dr. Walsh will explore these topics in the context of awakening.
(The Master Class course consists of 8 live individual 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.