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Communique: "Brooklyn Buddha" Holds Retreats In Raleigh & Wilmington This Weekend | Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das-the American Lama, the Brooklyn Buddha-is holding retreats in Raleigh and Wilmington this weekend. Listen to four small conversations with Lama Surya Das (below) touching on the retreats, the state of American Buddhism, spiritual context, the purpose of meditation, and more. 

Lama Surya Das is an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order and the founder of the Dzogchen Center. He is the author of the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World and 12 other books. 

Lama Surya Das' latest book

Raleigh 9/23 & 24: On Friday, a 7:00 pm talk on Befriending yourself and Befriending the world. On Saturday, 9:30am-4:00pm, a retreat on concepts from Lama Surya Das' latest book, Make Me One With Everything. These events are at Unity Church of the Triangle on Munford Drive. Read more about/register for the Raleigh events here

Wilmington 9/25: On Sunday, a half-day retreat from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, also based on Lama Surya Das' latest book. This event is at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Lake Avenue. Read more about/register for the Wilmington event here

These events are appropriate for beginners, long-time practitioners, and the curious.

LiSTEN: What is the past, present, and future of Buddhism in the USA? And how important is a spiritual context to "spiritual" practices?
LiSTEN: Arrogant spirituality, fashion spirituality, and "tuning the guitar"-refers to a conversation the interviewer (Gina Gambony) had with Wilmington Buddhist Dylan Patterson
LiSTEN: "Make Me One With Everything," and what is the purpose of meditation?