What We Really Want

I had the opportunity last March to speak to a group of business executives at the Standard Charter Bank in Singapore. I don’t often have the chance to address to such an audience and I really enjoyed it. They were all obviously intelligent, talented people and were very attentive and at the end asked really good questions. The talk was structured around a teasing out of the several possible meanings of SCB’s motto: “Here for good.” In this segment, I […]

The Where’s Waldo From Hell

This podcast comes from a talk given on a hot, sultry night in Brooklyn last summer at Ava Gerber’s Lucky Lotus Yoga Studio. It really cuts to the chase when it comes to the Big Question: Who the hell am I? When we go looking for the self we thoroughly believe exists – an unchanging, unitary, independent, commander of body and mind entity – it’s like trying to find Waldo, the little dude with the spectacles and the red and […]

Tips on How to Be Less of a Somebody

This is an excerpt from the conclusion of a talk I gave at a group retreat we led near Buellton, California, in September of 2013. I wanted to provide some useful take-aways as people prepared to re-enter their lives after the retreat. And so I picked up on some of the material found toward the end of the Be Nobody book in a section entitled “Be Anonymous – Or At Least Unfabulous” in which I offer some practical tips on […]

Breaking the Chains Workshop

Melbourne: “Breaking the Chains: A Workshop On Freedom.” March 15-17, 2013 With Lama Marut and Cindy Lee. Join Lama Marut and Cindy Lee in this workshop that will focus on an analysis of the “12 links of dependent origination,” using a chapter from Nagarjuna’s “Root Verses on the Middle Way” as the foundational text. MELBOURNE: March 15-17, 2013 Location: Flavours of Yoga 2A Barkly Avenue, Armadale, 3143 (just off Glenferrie Road – upstairs – big red door and sign) Contact: Maree Fowler – chickens(AT)bigpond.net.au […]

How to Overcome Anger

Stop justifying your mental afflictions! If you want to overcome anger, you can’t be coddling it by thinking there’s something good about expressing it. The point is not, however, to repress anger.  It’s to totally uproot it!  Lama Marut here gives some pointers for doing so. From a teaching given on January 4, 2012, at the “Five Freedoms Retreat” in Australia. Download MP3 Here > Overcoming Anger

How to Protect Your Children

In this answer to a student’s question, Lama Marut addresses the question of how parents can really protect children — by teaching them karmic principles. But this requires that first we’ve convinced ourselves that karma is the correct worldview. Taken from the question and answer session held on January 8, 2012, at the “Five Freedoms Retreat” in Australia. Download the MP3 > Protect Your Children

Buddha Taught No Dharma

Enjoy the audio file from Lama Marut’s special Ustream teaching from February 5, 2012 (Feb 6 in Melbourne…) Download Here > (Please be patient if you have slow internet. It is a 44.2mb MP3 file) Buddha Taught No Dharma