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Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das is a podcast that illuminates many aspects of the spiritual path via dharma talks and interviews with Surya Das' fellow spiritual teachers and peers. Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.”

Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das is a podcast that illuminates many aspects of the spiritual path via dharma talks and interviews with Surya Das' fellow spiritual teachers and peers. Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.”
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Awakening Now with Lama Surya Das is a podcast that illuminates many aspects of the spiritual path via dharma talks and interviews with Surya Das' fellow spiritual teachers and peers. Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.”

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Ep. 82 – Seeing with Naked Awareness

9/13/2019
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This time on the Awakening Now Podcast, Lama Surya Das teaches the first steps in practicing Dzogchen non-meditation and seeing with naked awareness.

Duration:00:53:47

Ep. 81 – Integrating Dharma with Daily Life

8/22/2019
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Lama Surya Das embraces the dance of Rigpa as he explores how Bodhisattva actions means being responsive, as needed, to the higher vision of life.

Duration:00:43:49

Ep. 80 – Vajra Pride

8/1/2019
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Lama Surya Das explores the practice of Vajra pride, then takes questions on vegetarianism and Buddhism, preparing for the moment of death, and mindfulness.

Duration:00:45:50

Ep. 79 – Freedom From Action

7/11/2019
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Lama Surya Das pays tribute to Dzogchen master Chatral Rinpoche as he talks about the important practice of letting things come and go, and accepting whatever is in front of you.

Duration:00:51:53

Ep. 78 – The Three Vital Points

6/20/2019
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Lama Surya Das explores the three vital points that strike to the heart of the matter of recognizing, exercising, and stabilizing our own Buddha Nature.

Duration:00:32:07

Ep. 77 - Seeing as It Is, Leaving as It Is

5/10/2019
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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.

Duration:00:36:26

Ep. 76 – The Great Natural Non-Meditation

4/18/2019
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Lama Surya Das looks to the sky with naked awareness as he explores the Dzogchen practice of natural non-meditation and offers four ways of cultivating authenticity and presence.

Duration:00:46:05

Ep. 75 – Buddhas By Nature

3/28/2019
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Lama Surya Das explores the practice of Dzogchen, the three higher trainings, and how we are all Buddhas by nature.

Duration:00:55:00

Ep. 74 – The Way of Awakening with Ken Wilber

3/7/2019
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Lama Surya Das sits down with scholar Ken Wilber for a conversation around the evolution of spiritual practice and finding freedom through emptiness.

Duration:00:53:19

Ep. 73 – Finding Truth and Enlightenment At Home

2/14/2019
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We don't need to sit on a 20-hour flight to the East to find liberation. Lama Surya Das shares a talk on the possibility of finding truth and freedom right where you are.

Duration:00:22:45

Ep. 72 - Awakening with Mindful Awareness

2/1/2019
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This time on the Awakening Now Podcast, Lama Surya Das examines the importance of cultivating mindful awareness in our journey of awakening.

Duration:00:36:21

Ep. 71 – Paul Samuel Dolman

1/3/2019
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Lama Surya Das is joined by Paul Samuel Dolman for a chat that touches on the importance of remembering our true natures, bringing awareness to social action, and learning to love the world by starting with ourselves. Paul Samuel Dolman is an author, speaker, and host of the What Matters Most Podcast. Learn more at paulsamueldolman.com.

Duration:00:55:51

Ep. 70 - Caught Up in the Trees

12/13/2018
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Lama Surya Das explores the ways in which our egos allow our innate and limitless awareness to get caught up in the trees of our desires and fears.

Duration:00:31:30

Ep. 69 - Clear Light and The View

11/26/2018
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In this episode of the Awakening Now Podcast, Lama Surya Das speaks about the practices of Clear Light, independent liberation and avoiding deviations from the view in Dzogchen practice. Find show notes and more at https://beherenownetwork.com/lama-surya-das-ep-69-clear-light-and-the-view/

Duration:00:50:13

Ep. 68 - The Buddha in Your Backyard with CJ Liu

11/2/2018
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Radio host CJ Liu joins Lama Surya Das for a conversation about how we can get in touch with our inner Buddha nature when we are distressed or overwhelmed with the suffering and injustice in the world. Find show notes and resources here: https://beherenownetwork.com/lama-surya-das-ep-68-cj-liu/ CJ's podcast and radio show, Fire It Up with CJ, is a bridge between science and spirit, Western and Eastern, as well as logical and intuitive. In her show, CJ seeks out ideas from seemingly...

Duration:01:14:35

Ep. 67 – The Heart Sutra

10/11/2018
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This week on the Awakening Now Podcast, Lama Surya Das explores the wisdom of the Heart Sutra and the clear view of Prajñaparamita. Find show notes and resources here: https://beherenownetwork.com/lama-surya-das-ep-67-heart-sutra/

Duration:00:30:53

Ep. 66 - Sleep and Meditation with Dr. Ian Dunican

9/20/2018
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Dr. Ian Dunican joins Lama Surya Das for a discussion about ways that meditation practice can improve our quality of sleep. Find show notes and resources at: https://beherenownetwork.com/lama-surya-das-ep-66-dr-ian-dunican/

Duration:01:03:06

Ep. 65 – Panoramic View

8/30/2018
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This week on the Awakening Now Podcast, Lama Surya Das concludes his exploration of the naked awareness practices and panoramic view of Dzogchen meditation.

Duration:00:41:44

Ep. 64 - Seeing with Naked Awareness

8/8/2018
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Lama Surya Das continues his discussion around the Dzogchen practice of naked awareness and how its fruits manifest in our lives. Find show notes and recommendations here: https://beherenownetwork.com/lama-surya-das-ep-64-naked-awareness/

Duration:00:42:22

Ep. 63 - Awareness Itself

7/19/2018
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In this episode of the Awakening Now Podcast, Lama Surya Das looks at how awareness itself can bring balance into our everyday life and answers questions around Dzogchen practice.

Duration:00:39:28