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Awakening the Buddhist Heart: Integrating Love, Meaning, and Connection into Every Part of Your Life Paperback – December 11, 2001
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Surya has spent over forty years studying Zen, vipassana, yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with the great masters of Asia. He is an authorized lama (priest and spiritual master teacher) in the Nyingmapa School of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the founder of the Dzogchen Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and its affiliated branches. He is also the founder of the Western Buddhist Teachers Network annual conferences with the Dalai Lama.
As a best selling author, sought after speaker, teacher, and lecturer, he conducts retreats and workshops around the world. Surya is also a published poet, translator, and chant master. He has been featured in numerous publications and major media, including ABC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, New York Post, Washington Post, Long Island Newsday, Long Island Business Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Jewish Free Press, New Age Journal, Tricycle Magazine, Yoga Journal, and The Oregonian.
One segment of the ABC-TV sitcom Dharma & Greg was based on his life ("Leonard's Return"). Surya has appeared on Politically Correct with Bill Maher and on The Colbert Report.
Top Customer Reviews
In this book, the author helps the reader to understand the importance of integrating love, compassion and understanding into our personal relationships on a daily basis. The limits also go beyond to encompass the relationships we have with those in our community, our country and around the world. By awakening one's own Buddhist heart, one will find inner peace, contentment and happiness abound. The greatest gift we can share with the world is our love for humanity.
The beautiful meditations and amusing anecdotes the author lavishly uses in this third book of the "Awakening" series will immediately warm your heart and soul. The reader quickly realizes Lama Surya Das is a man with strengths and weaknesses like our own. He is humble, compassionate, kind, inspirational and enlightening, everything one would expect to find in a true "Bodhicitta." I highly recommend this beautiful and expressive book from a inspiring and insightful man.
"Awakening the Buddhist Heart" is a great book, in which Lama Surya Das maintains his style of writing. Each passage is very inspirational, and has a lot of re-readability, with easily organized sections. It is a slow read, because there's a lot to digest, but is well worth the time. It's a good read for anyone curious about Buddhism, to the Dali Lama himself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lama Surya Das is a natural born writer. He can say a lot on one page than I've read in most chapters of books. Found it to be incredibly informative.Published 13 months ago by Herman Hayden
I started with Awakening the Buddha Within followed by Awakening to the Sacred. I was hungry for more so I purchased Awakening the Buddhist Heart. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Richard Thorn
As I've said before, Lama Surya Das is a wonderful & profound writer of much needed information in a concise manner.Published on February 15, 2013 by Carol Hahn
This is a very inspiring book about living the Buddhist ideal in the real world of our western society. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by John Stricklen
Lama Surya Das made Buddhism easy to grasp in this very readable book. I highly recommend it to both beginner and advance seekers.Published on January 16, 2007 by Ramapriya