Lama Surya Das – Upcoming Events & News.

Upcoming Events & News
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Don’t get lost in the frenzy of this holiday season.  Take a moment to
breathe, smile, and enter the realm of 

 Buddha Standard Time:

Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now




On my recent trip to India, as one of 600 or so invited delegates from around the world (46 countries), I spoke on Buddhism in the West and the Encounter with Modernity at the Global Buddhist Congregation in New Delhi. As we gathered together to celebrate 2,600 years since the Buddha’s enlightenment, I rejoiced in being carried along by the lively ripples of joyful and healing Dharma reaching our Western shores and into our hearts.  Afterwards, some of us continued on by bus for a pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya and Sarnath. In my group bus– dubbed the Russian Bus– the windshield fell out on the first day of rough road during the seven hour drive from Benares to Bodh Gaya–in classic Indian style, we carried on in that manner for five days, inhaling the dusty incense of Buddha’s land. What a great blessing it was to once again sit beneath the Bodhi Tree and visit Vulture’s Peak, Nalanda and Sarnath, where the Buddha gave his early teachings. The more it has changed over the last forty one years, since my first visit, the more the inner essence and depth remains the same. Amazing!

This marvelous excursion further strengthened the core of my personal commitment, action and life’s work:  to help the Dharma spread ecumenically, openly and inclusively, for it to be more accessible and effective for all, and to further recognition of the deep interconnectedness that unites us all…Keeping two feet firmly planted in the old world tradition and two in the new! Ever since I began teaching in America over 20 years ago with Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche, my goal has been to bring to regular people; people just like you and me, the joy, inspiration and eye-opening insight that my enlightened masters freely offered us.

All of us, together, are creating this new Buddhism and liberating Dharma – for a new culture, in a new land, for these times and circumstances. For me, there is nothing else to do but to strike at the heart of the matter: to continue to transmit the View, Meditation and Bodhisattva-Action of the Great Perfection and to work single-mindedly to heal the sufferings of all beings with the transformative elixir of awakening.  I have said it before, in many ways: My Mission is Transmission:  Transmission of the Natural Great Perfection and the innate Buddha within.  Passing this on to you continues to be the guiding light and force in my life–more so than ever as I approach my 62nd year. Let’s continue to travel the path together, one mind and heart, with joined hands and energy.

I wish you and yours a greatly auspicious and fulfilling, happy new year.

With love and prayers,

Lama Surya Das

December, 2011


Recommended Reading 

Chodron- Taking the Leap

                 by Pema Chödrön 

In The Media

Whole Living Magazine

 Whole Living Magazine’s feature

“How to Spend Your Time the Way You Want To”

shares Buddha Standard Time’s secrets

 on time management


 Upcoming Events



Garrison, New York
Sunday, January 1 – Sunday, January 8    
Event: Dzogchen Winter Renewal Retreat
Topic: “Natural Meditation, Dzogchen Meditation”
Location: The Garrison Institute

14 Mary’s Way, Route 9D Glenclyffe, Garrison, NY

For more information or to 

Live Radio Interview with CJ Liu of “Fire it up with CJ”
Monday, January 9
4:00pm EST/1:00pm PST
WBLQ-AM Stereo 1230 – Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Thursday, January 12

Event: Reading and Book Signing

Location: East West Bookstore

65 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA

For more

or call (206)-523-3726

Seattle, Washington
Friday, January 13 & Saturday, January 14
Friday Evening Lecture – 7:00-9:00pm
Topic:”Living in Buddha Standard Time:
Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now”
Saturday Workshop – 10:00am-5:00pm
Topic: “Catching Yourself Before Things Catch You:
The Secrets of Tibetan Mindfulness”
Location: Nalanda West
3902 Woodland Park Avenue N., Seattle, WA
For more information or to
Mountain View, California
Tuesday, January 17
Event: Dharma Talk and Meditation
Topic: “Buddhist Perspectives on Right View”
Location: Insight Meditation South Bay
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall
2094 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 94040
For more information or to register:

Costa Mesa, California

Friday, January 20 & Saturday, January 21


Friday Evening Lecture – 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday Workshop – 10:00am-5:00pm
Topic: “Catching Yourself Before Things Catch You:
The Secrets of Tibetan Mindfulness”
Location:Neighborhood Community Center
1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
For more information or to register:
Guadalajara, Mexico
Friday, February 10 

Event: Dharma Talk

Topic: “Living in Buddha Standard Time:

Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now”

Location: Casa Tibet Mexico     Justo Sierra 2570, Col Ladrón de Guevara, 3615 3527

For more information:

or email

London, England

Saturday, February 25 – Sunday, February 26

Saturday-10:00am to Sunday-5:00pm


Topic: “Awakening the Buddha Within”

Location: Baden-Powell House

65 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JS

For more information or to register:

London, England

Monday, February 27


Event: Dharma Talk

Topic: “Buddha Standard Time”

Location: St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

For more information or to register:

Lama Surya Das’ schedule of events is sent monthly and covers roughly a 60 day period. For a full calendar listing please visit his website and view the homepage calendar or click the “Events” tab.

About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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