Announcing a new full-length documentary
by Lama Marut

"Incite Happiness"

The “Incite Happiness” documentary follows noted author and spiritual teacher Lama Marut through a speaking tour in which he wisely and humorously shares his extensive practical knowledge of how to use proven ancient methods to produce a happier life in the modern world.

Augmented by many crowd-sourced interviews with people of all types and backgrounds, this becomes a sort of conversation around not only what it actually means to feel happy, but how to avoid the many pitfalls which often leave us further from our goal. Each intimate interview exposes deeply reflective and relatable questions of identity, doubt, and frustration in the face of trying to live a happy life. And each one, in turn, is illuminated by clever and yet highly practical methods which the viewer can take away and begin employing immediately. Through wit and wisdom, intimacy and insight, Incite Happiness offers a powerful antidote to the many self-destructive states of mind which are keeping us from living the happy life which is possible for all of us.

You can enjoy this new full-length documentary from these sources:

Lama Marut / Cindy Lee Teachings & Events

  • Recent Past – December 9, 2018 – View video recording:
    Mindfulness in Context with Lama Marut – Video from Dec 9, 2018 >
  • Upcoming Event #1:
    • 2-Part Online teaching “Living Authentically” with Lama Marut
      • Two consecutive Sunday 90-minute Online Sessions
      • May 5 & May 12, 2019, 7pm Central Time
      • About this Event:
        Most people would agree that living “authentically” is the key to a happy, contented life.  But how do we actually do it?  What it means to be “true to oneself” is not at all obvious and the specifics of how to actually live a life of integrity can be perplexing.
        In this two-part workshop with Lama Marut, we’ll examine the question of how to live authentically from a spiritual point of view.
      • Event is in collaboration with the “Mind Oasis” group
      • Discount Options are available including a 50% discount for 2019 Cambria Retreat attendees.
      • Register Here for the “Living Authentically” Event >


  • Upcoming Event #2:
    • 2-Part Online teaching with Lama Marut
    • Open, Spacious, and Relaxed:
      Keys for Understanding Emptiness and Interdependence
      • Saturday June 15 & Sunday, June 16 at 5 – 6:30pm
      • About this Event:
        In this two-part, interactive webinar we’ll investigate the central philosophical teachings of Mahayana Buddhism and how they are applicable to our spiritual lives. Drawing on fifteen years of translation and study of Nagarjuna’s master text, Lama Marut will lay out a set of simple arguments that get to the heart of the doctrines of emptiness and interdependence. The keys to understanding these deep insights into the nature of reality need not be overly complicated and putting them into practice results in an “open, spacious, and relaxed” state of mind we can bring to even the most difficult of circumstances.
      • Event is in collaboration with the “Inner Way LA”
      • Register Here for the “Open, Spacious & Relaxed” Event >


  • Upcoming Event #3: SOUL FIRE

    The fire of transformation offers a soulful connection to your Buddha Nature.
    Ignite your intuition, inspiration and creativity.
    Set your soul on fire with an inspiring community of spiritual seekers.

    The Enlightened Experience Retreat is proud to present:

    a dynamic spiritual experience

    July 25 – 29, 2019 at Cambria Pines Lodge – Cambria, California

    With Lama Marut and Cindy Lee

    The road to freedom is one traveled by the intrepid and adventurous. As we embark on such a formidable journey, it’s good to know there are fellow travelers. Teachers, teachings and a community of practitioners allow us to continually stoke the fires of transformation. The Enlightened Experience retreat offers such support with practical and innovative ways to explore our highest path toward spiritual fulfillment.

    At the Cambria retreat you can:

    • Find inspiration in spiritual teachings and practices based on authentic sources from the Indian and Tibetan traditions.
    • Train in meditation and yoga under expert guidance with advanced teachers.
    • Take part in a whole array of “enlightened activities” that can bring more peace and fun to our lives.
    • Share and discuss in nurturing, small group settings.
    • Revel in the heart-opening uplift of music, song, dance, and other artistic expressions that tap into the bliss of the ever-present sacred sphere.
    • Explore the beauty that California has to offer; forest hikes, stretches of beach and luscious gardens
    • Time to relax in the luxury of the Cambria Pines resort; well-appointed rooms, pool and spa, idyllic town.
    • Reconnect with old friends and make new connections with others on the path

    This will be our third annual Enlightened Experience retreat! For questions or additional information, email 


Lama Marut Past Recordings

Event Recording Now Available Online

“Gimme Shelter” Pre-Retreat Online Event

If you missed the conversation about Finding Shelter from the Storm, or would even like to listen again:

Here is the link to the recorded event >

The following are some points from the talk we’d like to highlight:

13:35 minutes – The fundamentals: ‘when’ do we take refuge, ‘from what’ and ‘in what’? And the distinctions between ordinary, false and real refuge.

24:54 minutes – What would Buddha do? Expanding the view of what we take refuge in to the paragons of human history.

36:53 minutes – Activating refuge in the 3 Jewels triad, to bring yourself through the portal to ultimate refuge

61:00 minutes – Music as an example of ordinary refuge that can inspire a deep experience of real refuge.

Listen to Past Podcasts

Take a deep dive with some of Lama Marut’s teachings via past podcasts using the links below:

Various Lama Marut Podcasts – Archive >
A browser-friendly podcast archive on Stitcher Podcast Dates: 2007 thru 2017