Top subscribe filter_none issues my account search apps login google-plus facebook instagram twitter pinterest youtube lock

Center of the Storm

Lama Surya Das on walking an enlightened path in the modern world.

Interviews

Rooted in Love by Flora Bowley

Lama Surya Das riffs on enlightenment with a native New Yorker’s accent and attitude. When he first encountered Buddhism in the late 1960s, the Jewish-born teenager from Long Island dove in heart-first, devoting four decades of his life to spiritual study, practice, and teaching. Nicknamed “the Western Lama” by the Dalai Lama, he’s a best-selling author and the founder of the Dzogchen Center. A revered spokesman for American Buddhism, he tackles life’s urgent questions on his blog askthelama.com. What does it mean to be an American Buddhist?Being an American Buddhist means practicing what Buddha taught but in a modern place. Maybe you don’t sit cross-legged on the floor, shave your head, or wear a yellow robe in a monastery. You may. But Western Buddhism is often more lay-oriented, integrated with daily life and not separated like in the East. It means awakening one’s self in the world, becoming a spiritual activist, a bodhisattva who is healing the world, restoring it to balance and wholeness. That sounds good, but how? The great spiritual traditions, the eightfold path, the Buddhist practices—min …

This entry is tagged with:
American BuddhistModern Spirituality

Enlightening, Empowering, Innovative, Inspiring… Don’t Miss a Word!

Become a subscriber, or find us at your local bookstore, newsstand, or grocer.

Find us on instagram @SpiritHealthMag

Instagram @SpiritHealthMag


1 (844) 375-3755
2018 Spirituality & Health MEDIA, LLC

Quotes to Push Your Boundaries

A free collection of some of our most inspiring quotes to courageously bring you to the edge and beyond.

"I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted."

- Jack Kerouac