Das, Lama Surya

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DAS, Lama Surya

DAS, Lama Surya. American, b. 1950. Genres: Inspirational/Motivational Literature. Career: English teacher, Kyoto, Japan, 1973-74; Karma Triyana Dharma Chakra monastery, Woodstock, NY, founder, 1977, director, 1977-80; Lama in the Non-Sectarian Practice Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism; meditation workshop and retreat teacher in Dzogchen, Vajrayana, and Mahayana Buddhism; worker with Cambodian and Vietnamese boat people; organizer of the Western Buddhist Teachers Network with Dalai Lama and its teachers' conferences, Dharamsala, India; founding board member of the Seva Foundation; founder of the Dzogchen Foundation, Cambridge, MA. Talks by Lama Surya Das have been recorded on audio cassettes; Beliefnet, online columnist. Publications: The Snow Lion's Turquoise Mane: Wisdom Tales from Tibet, 1992; (with N.K. Rinpoche; and trans.) Natural Great Perfection: Dzogchen Teachings and Vajra Songs, 1995; Dancing with Life: Dzogchen View, Meditation, and Action, 1996; Awakening the Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightenment, 1997; The Facts of Life from a Buddhist Perspective; Awakening to the Sacred; Awakening the Buddhist Heart; Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be. Translator, editor, and publisher of Buddhist works. Contributor of articles and poetry to periodicals. Address: c/o Cambridge Dzogchen Center, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138-4896, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]