Meditation with Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das Retreats  Meditation is a solution to all human problems. It is our final destination. It is the ultimate love and final freedom. Meditation in one way is witnessing this world and this moment as it is without bringing in the mind. Meditation is a completely relaxing here and now. Meditation is the end of fear. 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.”

Meditation is an art to transcend beyond mind and close all doors of perceptions. Meditation is the end of all ideas and thoughts. Meditation in its ultimate sense is to know our true nature. Meditation is the end of all beliefs and beginning of truth. Meditation is awakening of a new being. Meditation is end of all desires and regrets. Meditation is the end of time. Meditation is the end of all illusions which are creation of mind. Meditation is a journey towards infinite intelligence.

Meditation is a like a flower that blossoms and gives fragrance without asking for anything in return. Meditation is like a flowing river. It is the end of seriousness and beginning of playfulness, celebration and joy. Meditation is purposeless, effortless and creative. Meditation is to let go completely.

To understand meditation, understanding the mind is a must.

  • Mind in very simple terms is composed of infinite thoughts. Thoughts give rise to imagination. It is thought that gives rise to past and future. Meditation ends all thoughts and brings within us a profound silence.
  • Mind is a desire for a better tomorrow and also the fear of the unknown. Mind is regret for past and for lost time.
  • Mind compares and judges. It is constantly comparing yesterday with today and, it constantly try to judge the other person. We all fall prey to our mind.
  • Mind is a constant chattering voice that never allows us to rest completely. Even in sleep mind is active and manifests itself in the form of dreams.
  • Mind is like a monkey jumping from one desire to the other.

It is the end of this turbulent and ever active mind that gives rise to meditation. Lama Surya Das has spent over forty years studying Zen, Vipassana, Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with the great masters of Asia, including the Dalai Lama’s own teachers, and has twice completed the traditional three year meditation. With guided silent meditation and Buddhist meditation retreats from Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Surya Das awaken your real self.

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