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A thorough exploration of a Buddhist conceptual framework for being spiritually awake. Some surprising resonances with other faith traditions, such as the passage that reminds us, “Spiritual masters are able to be in the world but not of it.
They are sometimes likened to graceful, snow-colored swans withim travel the lakes of the world without making waves. As we practice taming the mind through witjin, the author offers this advice: Bring it back by tugging gently on the leash of mindfulness.
Then there’s the line where he refers to a Buddha mind as being Teflon-coated. Nothing sticks, no mess. Let things slide off. Das’ genius is that he can teach westerners this oriental philosophy without watering it down or turning it into spiritual cotton candy. Goodreads helps suryw keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Awakening the Buddha Within: Lama Surya Das, the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition, presents the first comprehensive book of Western Buddhism for the modern-day spiritual seeker. Buddhism offers a profound yet practical path to enlightenment.
In this loving and generous book, the American-born and Tibetan-trained Lama Surya Das offers at once a definitive and nonsectarian guide Lama Surya Das, the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition, presents the first comprehensive book of Western Buddhism for the modern-day spiritual seeker.
In this loving and generous book, the American-born and Tibetan-trained Lama Surya Das offers at once a definitive and nonsectarian guide to the wisdom found in ancient Tibetan teachings and a tried and true path of spiritual transformation.
The radical and compelling message of Buddhism tells us that each of us has the wisdom, awareness, love, and power of the Buddha within; yet most of us are too often like sleeping Buddhas. Surya Das shows how we can awaken to who we really are and thus walk the liberating, peaceful path of mindful and compassionate living.
With lively language, meditations, and spiritual practices, this unique book provides a bridge between East and West, past, present, and future.
Developing clear vision, insight, and inner understanding–seeing reality and ourselves as we really are. Cultivating virtue, self-discipline, integrity, and compassion in what we say and do.
Practicing mindfulness, concentration, and awareness of the present moment.
Awakening the Buddha Within
This fresh and original work illuminates such key principles as karma what we do does matterrebirth every moment is an opportunity to start afreshletting go simplifying our lives by clarifying our hearts and mindsas well as conscious living and dying, busdha Dzogchen, the ultimate, mystical teaching of Tibet. In this wonderful marriage of the timeless budcha the timely, Surya Das has written an invaluable, authoritative text for the novice and the experienced student of Buddhism alike.
Here is a guidebook to enlightenment–a sourcebook of the sacred for anyone who wants to lead a more serene and beautiful life. For almost thirty years, Lama Surya Das suryaa studied and lived with the great spiritual masters of Asia.
He has twice completed the traditional three-year Vajrayana meditation retreat. A leading spokesperson for the emerging Western Buddhism, he is a Dzogchen lineage holder and the founder of the Dzogchen Foundation.
A poet, translator, and full-time spiritual teacher, Surya Das lectures and leads biddha retreats and workshops worldwide, brings Tibetan lamas to the West to teach, and regularly organizes the annual Western Buddhist Teachers Conference with the Dalai Lama in Dharmasala, India and is active in interfaith dialogue.
He is the author of “The Snow Lion’s Mane: Surya Das lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
Paperbackpages. Published June 15th by Harmony first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Awakening the Buddha Withinplease sign up. I love Lama Surya Das’s books. Lama Surya Das leads you to the way of simplicity and truth in this challenging world we are living in.
A must read for Buddhist and non Buddhist. Jill I couldn’t agree more! One of the best buddh on Buddhism that I have ever read. See 1 question about Awakening the Buddha Within….
Lists with This Book. In a very un-Buddha-like way, my wife manipulated me into reading this. She also talked bribed me into accompanying her to a meditation center.
I promised her I wouldn’t ask the meditation instructor about tantric sex. I didn’t keep my promise. To avoid incurring negative karma, I gave this book an extra star. View all 35 comments. Jul 31, Heather Doherty rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is the book that turned me on to Buddhism.
I read it originally inat my therapist’s recommendation and it changed my life. I started meditating twice every day and shifted my focus away from how miserable I felt guddha toward how I could be a positive force in withon world.
This asakening pulled me out of a major depression, improved my relationships with my family and allowed me to find my soul mate. Since then it has been a sort of Bible for me. Whenever I need help in dealing with a diffic This is the book that turned me on to Buddhism. Whenever I need help in dealing with a difficult situation or person or just need an attitude adjustment I return to it and it has never failed me.
It is an introduction to Buddhism for Westerners. He has a way of presenting the ideals of a very Eastern tradition that makes perfect sense to those of us raised in other faiths. One of the things I like best about his approach is that there is very little to believe and very much to practice. If you are curious about Buddhism or just need an ka,ala adjustment yourself, you should check it out. Feb 21, Brian rated it really liked it.
This book tells you how to live like a Buddhist, without syrya a monk. There are behaviors in life we can all awakeninh and you don’t have to renounce Christianity to be a part of it. Treat others better, find meditation in everything you do, and be a better person.
Feb 10, Richelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of those rare, mind-boggling books that has the power to stay with you for a very long time. While I have read other books on Buddhism before, this was an excellent introduction and refresher that covered everything from the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-Fold Path to the power of meditation.
There are many aspects of Buddhism that resonate with me, and very few that do budha. Here are some of the notes that I took while reading- about ten pages of notes some are direct quotes from t This is one of those rare, mind-boggling books that has the power to stay with you for a very long time.
Here are some of the notes that I took while reading- about ten pages of notes some are direct quotes from the author, quotes from others, or just notes that had meaning to me: Truth is found by living truly- in your own authentic way. The Buddha encouraged seekers to investigate and inquire for themselves. The Buddha challenged his followers to open their minds and think for themselves. This is my favorite spiritual book ever, and in fact, my favorite non-fiction book of all-time.
If I can only suggest one introduction to Buddhism from a Western perspective, this would be it. Lama Surya Das simply and effectively presents the principles and outlooks of the East, with a foot firmly planted suurya our “real world” of the West. I always highlight all of my books with my favorite passages and quotes to turn back to. This one has beeen re-read so many times it is highlighted, starred, do Aawkening is my favorite spiritual book ever, and in fact, my favorite non-fiction book of all-time.
This one has beeen re-read so many times it is highlighted, starred, dog-eared, and post-it-ed for four levels of awesomeness. Cannot recommend highly enough. Absolutely my desert island book.
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Jun 18, Linda Hollingsworth rated it it was amazing. I have already read this book twice on my Kindle, so you know I value the wisdom and light shown on the history of Western Buddhism. If you want to better understand how Buddhism came to the US and its ongoing evolution usrya our culture, this is a very readable description of how that is coming about.
If you want to better understand the tenets of Butddhism, the eightfold path, and the three enlightenment trainings present in all types of Buddhism, this book will painlessly heighten your understan I have already read this book twice on my Kindle, so you know I value the wisdom and light shown on the history of Western Buddhism. If you want to better understand the tenets of Butddhism, the eightfold path, and withni three enlightenment eurya present in all types of Buddhism, this book will painlessly heighten your understanding.
If you want some practices to help you settle into meditation, you will find them here.
This book Is a bit more structured in its approach than the simpler presentations from the heart of the books of Thich Nhat Hahn but no less valuable. Aug 19, Katie Curlee Hamblen rated it it was amazing.
A friend lent this book to me some six months ago. I held onto to it for most of that time, and only began it about a month ago. This often happens when I put a book on my “to read” list-I have to wait for the time to be right.
There is so much information in this book. It is, in some ways, a primer of Buddhism, and it was helpful for me to really get a window into that tradition for the first time.