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Product Details

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Koa Books (June 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977333876
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977333875
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,621,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 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.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By D. Buxman TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 23, 2008
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This isn't really a book that is designed to be read in one sitting, but rather a series of observations that draw the reader to introspection. You can read the entire thing in ten or fifteen minutes since each page contains only a sentence or two, such as: "Killing Time is Deadening Ourselves," and "Practice Being There While Getting There." I found it to be an excellent way of easing into my meditations. My only complaint is that the book is too short and I would have appreciated a little commentary or expansion on a topic in places. The funny thing about this book is that in reading it through twice on different days, it seemed like I was reading a different book. I guess my focus and attention must have varied from one day to the next. I think a good practice would be to read just one statement each day and let your mind work out the implications in a slow, relaxed manner.
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