Lama Surya Das
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Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him "the American Lama." He has spent nearly forty years studying Zen, Vipassana, Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with many of the great old masters of Asia, among them, some of the Dalai Lama's own teachers. He is an authorized lama in the Nyingmapa Tibetan Buddhist order, a leading spokesperson for Buddhism and contemporary spirituality, a translator, poet, meditation teacher, chant master, and spiritual activist.
Lama Surya Das is the author of the international bestselling Awakening trilogy: Awakening the Buddha Within, Awakening to the Sacred, Awakening the Buddhist Heart, as well as the recently released Buddha Standard Time (HarperCollins), and nine other books. In 1991 he established the Dzogchen Centers and Dzogchen Retreats and in 1993 he co-founded with the Dalai Lama the Western Buddhist Teachers Network and regularly organizes its International Buddhist Teachers' Conferences.
Today, Lama Surya Das teaches and lectures around the world, conducting dozens of meditation retreats and workshops each year. He is a regular contributor at Beliefnet.com, Tricycle magazine, and The Huffington Post.