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New Book Tour & Australia/Asia Dates

Join Lama Marut in for his 2014-2015 NEW BOOK & Teaching Tour! See Marut’s schedule page for more info >

Lama Surya Das Interview with Lama Marut

Lama Surya Das with Lama Marut

Watch the video with Lama Marut interviewing Lama Surya Das for Awakening Journal (MP3 & transcript avail too).

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A Teacher-Student Relationship

“The Teacher-Student Relationship: A transcript of a radio interview with Lama Marut,” A recently completed a transcription of the “Drishti Point” radio interview Lama Marut did with Shadi Mogadime on the teacher-student relationship.  Many have indicated that the interview was helpful to them. Download The Teacher Student Relationship – An interview with Lama Marut and Shadi Mogadime > Or to request a copy of this interview, please e-mail *protected email*‘ About Shadi Mogadime Shadi has been interested in the transformation process for over […]

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Dr Pat Interview with Lama Marut

Show was recorded on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Host: Dr. Pat Baccili Guest: Lama Marut Stations: BBSRadio.com, WBLQ, Transformation_Talk_Radio Overview: A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life with Lama Marut For Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life, Lama Marut voices the next generation of spiritualism by addressing today’s need for fearless honesty, practicality, and simplicity, and offering meditations and action plans designed to incite true, unpackaged happiness. === Dr. Pat Baccili is an […]

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Not Your Mama’s Lama Interview

From a live interview on Body Mind Spirit Radio on Wed, June 13, 2012 with Lama Marut and Annette Rochelle Aben (radio host). Introduction from radio interview: A perfect combination of warmth and wit, renowned American Buddhist monk, Lama Marut, leads the revolution for true and lasting happiness.  After all what else would the son of a 2ndgeneration Baptist minister who grew up with a passion for motorcycles, surfing and yoga as well as an early interest in spirituality do with his life!  […]

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The Qualities of Spiritual Maturity, Part 3: Patience

Quality #3: Patience ~ Patience, like kindness, is a quality that characterizes the spiritual life from beginning to end. But it too takes on different nuances as one gets some years under one’s belt and begins settling in for the long run. Patience, as the direct antidote to anger, is a crucial part of a practitioner’s foundational efforts to gain control over the worst manifestations of the mental afflictions. Anger is particularly harmful and hard to restrain. It consists of the intention to hurt another […]

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Why I’m Not in Robes

Lama Marut explains his decision to begin teaching in street clothes and not in the robes of a Buddhist monk. From a teaching giving in Melbourne on May 18, 2012. Download MP3 Now > NoRobes

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Using Failure in Your Spiritual Path

Lama Marut answers a student’s question about how to transform failure into something spiritually positive and useful. From a teaching over Skype to a group in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on April 4, 2012. Download MP3 > Spiritual Use of Failure

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The Qualities of Spiritual Maturity, Part 2: Kindness

Quality #2: Kindness Kindness – in which we can include love, compassion, good will, helpfulness, generosity, forgiveness, and a general interest in others’ welfare – is, of course, the very cornerstone of any meaningful spiritual practice. One could even say that it is definitive of it. Kindness is the heart of the spiritual way of life; it is, one could argue, the whole enchilada. “My religion,” the Dalai Lama has famously declared, “is kindness.” As we begin our spiritual training, […]

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The Qualities of Spiritual Maturity, Part 1: Nonidealism

At the end of his modern spiritual classic, A Path With Heart, Jack Kornfield reviews ten qualities that he thinks characterize someone who has “come of age” in their spiritual life. The ten traits Kornfield identifies have inspired me to write down some of my own thoughts about each of them. Quality #1: Nonidealism When we first come to a spiritual life – battered and traumatized by a life without moorings or guidance, desperate for some solace and peace of […]