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Center of the Storm

Lama Surya Das on walking an enlightened path in the modern world.

Rooted in Love by Flora Bowley

Lama Surya Das riffs on enlightenment with a native New Yorker’s accent and attitude. When he first encountered Buddhism in the late 1960s, the Jewish-born teenager from Long Island dove in heart-first, devoting four decades of his life to spiritual study, practice, and teaching. Nicknamed “the Western Lama” by the Dalai Lama, he’s a best-selling author and the founder of the Dzogchen Center. A revered spokesman for American Buddhism, he tackles life’s urgent questions on his blog What does it mean to be an American Buddhist?Being an American Buddhist means practicing what Buddha taught but in a modern place. Maybe you don’t sit cross-legged on the floor, shave your head, or wear a yellow robe in a monastery. You may. But Western Buddhism is often more lay-oriented, integrated with daily life and not separated like in the East. It means awakening one’s self in the world, becoming a spiritual activist, a bodhisattva who is healing the world, restoring it to balance and wholeness. That sounds good, but how? The great spiritual traditions, the eightfold path, the Buddhist practices—min …

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