Why is it important to learn and practice one spiritual tradition well, and what are the disadvantages of spiritual eclecticism? Lama Marut answers a student’s question in a teaching over skype to a group in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on April 4, 2012. Download MP3 Here > Sticking With One Religion
What principles do all authentic spiritual traditions have in common? Lama Marut suggests there are four in this teaching via skype to a group in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on April 4, 2012. Download MP3 Now > Four Universal Truths
We’re living totally blessed lives. But we’re mostly just spacing out and squandering the miracle, wasting this amazing opportunity to really help ourselves and others. This excerpt is from last year’s “Summer Retreat” in Massachusetts. Join us this summer for the 2012 “Summer Retreat”: http://thesummerretreat.com/ Download MP3 > Get Motivated
The purpose of a spiritual life is not to enhance your ego. It is to destroy it. But you have to have an ego in order to deconstruct it. This audio was recorded during the 2011 Summer Retreat at Governor’s Academy, in Byfield, Massachusetts. Download MP3 File Here > Being Nobody
Pandemic Depression, Consumer Capitalism, and Television. What is the link between widespread depression and consumer capitalism? And what role is television playing in our personal and cultural malaise? From the “Trouble in Paradise” retreat in Hawaii, August 21, 2011. Download the MP3 Here > Pandemic Depression
I’m reposting an article I wrote for my newsletter four years ago, just before the last U.S. presidential election. If anything, Americans are seemingly more divided in this major election year than they were in the last. The public is polarized, and everyone seems angry. The election will be held in the wake of the recent “Arab Spring” and the “Occupy” movements worldwide, both of which have brought many injustices to light but have also sometimes resulted in violence and ...
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
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
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
When was the last time you were bored? Hopefully a long time ago! Check out this little image snip that clearly highlights how ludicrous it is to be bored. Because if your’e bored, you’re just not paying attention. Enjoy!