News & Views
News & Views
Lama Surya Das Evening Presentation
31 Jan 2014
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
LAMA SURYA DAS
NATURAL MEDITATION & THE PRACTICE OF PRESENCING:
Integrating Spirituality into Everday Life
Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Friday Evening Presentation - Ask the Lama
Friday, January 31st at 7:30 p.m.
Space is available - doors open 6.45 pm.
Register at the door, cash or check only please
(no credit cards)
(see also Saturday One-Day Retreat)
The timeless wisdom tradition of Dzogchen teaches that we are all Buddhas by nature, we have only to recognize that in ourselves and in others. These enlightening teachings reveal to us a world of awakened wisdom and love. Naturally interconnected, we can awaken through the practice of relationship—to each other and to the entire array of our experiences. "Everything Must Be Meditated", as one great master says. We invite you to join Lama Surya Das for this rare weekend of meditation, awakened awareness, exploration, relaxation & laughter…together.
Meditate with Dzogchen lineage holder and best-selling author Lama Surya as he leads in his unique and lively style, combining direct guidance in meditation and user-friendly Dharma teachings. Foremost will be his accessible introduction to the Nature of Mind: the moment of recognition as to who we truly are. There will be ample opportunity for questions. The topic is appropriate for those new to spiritual exploration as well as seasoned practitioners.
LAMA SURYA DAS
Lama Surya Das was among the first spiritual explorers to encounter the great Tibetan masters in Asia; he is a Lineage holder in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and a pioneer in bringing these sacred teachings to the West. His 40+ years of study and practice have included more than 8 years in secluded retreat. He began teaching in the U.S. with Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, who formally authorized him to transmit the teachings of Dzogchen—the Great Perfection. His special gift is the ability to transmit the very pith of Dzogchen instructions with expansive warmth, poetry and abundant good humor, in a way that is accessible to all. He teaches and leads retreats around the world, and has reached millions through the publication of 13 books, including his best-seller
Awakening the Buddha Within
and his most recent work
Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now
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REGISTRATION FEE OF $108 INCLUDES BOTH FRIDAY & SATURDAY.
SUGGESTED DONATION FOR FRIDAY EVENING ONLY IS $20.
SATURDAY ONLY IS $95.
Students who present appropriate ID at the door may attend
free of charge.
Scholarships also available
. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Please contact the local sponsors below for further details, and to obtain a discount code enabling you to register and receive event details.
Registration on the day (space permitting) by cash or check only.
Pre-registration (by credit card) highly recommended: please click on the orange "Register for Retreats" button below.
For more information contact the event registrar Ronn McLane:
or contact the local sponsors at