Spring on Maui Retreat with Ram Dass, Lama Surya Das, Mirabai Bush & Friends

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 – Monday, May 09, 2016
Napili Kai Beach Resort @ Napili Bay
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
United States
Map and Directions

Renew, Refresh and Revitalize with Ram Dass
in Natural Wonders & Beauty this Spring on Maui

Daily Meditation & Dharma Talks with Ram Dass, Lama Surya Das
and Mirabai Bush
Special LIVE podcast sessions with Duncan Trussell
and Raghu Markus
Nightly Kirtan with Nina Rao and her band; also, featuring a special evening of music with singer/songwriter Trevor Hall

Daily 90 minute “LIVE Music Hatha Yoga Experience”
Dr. Saraswati Markus of Dao Flow Yoga
with
Benjy & Heather Wertheimer

Sacred Music Mornings with Shantala

Sunrise Silent Sitting Meditation with Rameshwar Das
Enjoy Ceremony, Prayers and Blessings of Aloha with Lei’ohu Ryder and Maydeen Iao

Delicious, healthy meals, served buffet style, provided by the award winning
Sea House 
Restaurant and Monsoon Indian Restaurant
Gluten Free, non-dairy, vegan and vegetarian options available at each meal
Speedi Shuttle Ride Reservations from Kahului Airport (OGG) to / from Napili Kai Beach Resort
included with ON-SITE Registration

This picturesque ocean-front property with beautiful accommodations, stunning sunsets and sparkling beaches is ideal for relaxing, retreating, walking ocean front nature trails, ocean swimming and snorkeling with sea turtles.

For more details visit here – https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1738269

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Dzogchen Center Winter Retreat With Lama Surya Das

Join Lama Surya Das for his annual Dzogchen Center Winter Retreat at the beautiful Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY

Lama Surya Das  will teach throughout the week and offer lively Q&A sessions. In addition to guided and silent meditations, dharma talks, heart-opening chanting and private interviews, this retreat will also feature optional and uplifting Tibetan Energy Yoga each morning.

Outside of the teaching hall, the precious gift of Noble Silence is observed, allowing us the peace and spaciousness to explore the mind, as well as to rest and retreat from the busyness of everyday life & chatter.

To Register: http://registry.dzogchen.org/event-1982956 For more information or questions email Kathleen@surya.org

Lama Surya Das: Make Me One with Eveything

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 – 6:30 PM

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.”


Surya has spent over forty five years studying Zen, vipassana, yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with the great masters of Asia, including the Dalai Lama’s own teachers, and has twice completed the traditional three year meditation cloistered retreat at his teacher’s Tibetan monastery. He is an authorized lama and lineage holder in the Nyingmapa School of Tibetan Buddhism, and a close personal disciple of the leading grand lamas of that tradition. He is the founder of the Dzogchen Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and its branch centers around the country, including the retreat center Dzogchen Osel Ling outside Austin, Texas, where he conducts long training retreats and Advanced Dzogchen retreats. Over the years, Surya has brought many Tibetan lamas to this country to teach and start centers and retreats. As founder of the Western Buddhist Teachers Network with the Dalai Lama, he regularly helps organize its international Buddhist Teachers Conferences. He is also active in interfaith dialogue and charitable projects in the Third World. In recent years, Lama Surya has turned his efforts and focus towards youth and contemplative education initiatives, what he calls “True higher education and wisdom for life training.”

Awakening the Mind and Opening the Heart

Sundays at the Shala:
Afternoon Meditation Practice & Study Group
“Awakening Mind, Opening Heart:
the Attitude Transformation Tradition”

This weekly session explores different aspects of meditation practice from those covered in the regular Tuesday evening meetings.

As usual, we will practice in the Dzogchen tradition of Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche and Lama Surya Das.

We are continuing the new series: Awakening the Mind and Opening the Heart, based on the mind training and attitude transformation teachings of the Tibetan lineage.

An introduction to these teachings can be found in Lama Surya’s book Awakening the Buddha Within (under Step Two: Right Intentions) at Page 151.

Each week we will continue examining and practising these extraordinarily skillful ways of transformation in our lives.

For more details visit here – http://www.dzogchenla.org/event-1915846

Natural Meditation Group Practice – Orange County

Tuesday Evening Weekly Meditation Group
in Orange County

All are welcome at this regular gathering, which is offered free of charge. We will practice natural meditation together, supported by chanting and teachings, in the Dzogchen tradition of Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche and Lama Surya Das.

This weekly session is a wonderful opportunity for meditation in a group setting, and to connect with this timeless contemplative tradition. It is entirely appropriate for those new to meditation, as well as those more experienced. This activity is offered free of charge, and is open to all.

For map and directions, please visit here – http://www.dzogchenla.org/event-1915843

Happy Holydays!

One of my inspirations is the late Boston teacher Howard Thurman (1899-1981),  a great thinker, educator, and peace-activist—Dr. ML King’s mentor– he taught me how important this attitude is for each of us personally and for the well being …of our world. He says: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Those who are alive in this sense look at our suffering world with compassion. Deep inside they know the truth of St. Augustine’s advice: “Look at the whole: Praise the whole.” This vision of the whole triggers an inner singing that echoes on, long after the song of the Christmas angels has fallen silent. Howard Thurman says of it:
“When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,

For More information about Lama Surya Das feel free to visit – http://www.surya.org

To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.”