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Lama Sumati Marut has been an incredibly incisive and wise commenter upon and practitioner of a modern yet totally authentic form of Buddhism, set firmly in our current intellectual and spiritual environment.
Recently he outlined some very clear and inspiring suggestions of how we might look at how to preserve and practice our Buddhism today. If you've ever had any interest in spiritual progress, but perhaps a bit of dismay or concern for a thoughtful and helpful way to practice it, then these talks are something you should really check out.
Full of his charactaristic wit and wisdom, Lama Marut really nails down the essence of the practice, helping us understand "what to give up and what to take up" in a brilliantly applicable way.
Check it out here:
Mark your calendars. He's coming back...
(with a special guest too!)
Your eyes do not deceive you. We've changed our name. Here's a short explanation. Basically as Buddhism evolves and truly seats itself in our culture, we are finding ways to better make it seat itself in our individual lives. And our spiritual director Lama Marut is making great strides in trying to figure out and describe what that might look like. Here's another powerful dude who was kind of describing the same thing.
Lama Marut has a new book launched last June, and it has been getting great feedback. Formerly known as Brian Smith, his story and way of looking at things is very accessible because he grew up and lived a thoroughly western life, focused on career, family, surfing and motorbikes.
But then something shifted in him and his always present spiritual path became his primary path. In this book Lama Marut lays out a way of looking at life which is insightful and bold and most of all, practical.
Definitely worth a read!
For more info on this AMAZING teacher, check out. lamamarut.org
This urban garden set up by Hands On Nashville is simply an INCREDIBLE project, taking land ruined by flood and turning it into a food and educational asset to the city.
That's real spiritual alchemy!
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Finding Bliss in the Real World
One of our local workshops. Listen to audio of the event HERE:
This tour is over now. But we can look back on an amazing body of teachings he shared with us this summer. Thank you dear teacher.
THE SUMMER RETREAT: (Completed)
“Freedom: From What? To What?”
Check out this AMAZING photo journal by Summer Retreat attendee Atali Carr. Wow!
Great Retreat Teachings: (Completed)
“Inner World, Outer World: Retreat, Meditation, and the Way of Selfless Love”
WATCH LIVE, AND PRERECORDED TEACHINGS FROM THE RETREAT AT THIS LINK:
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