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 […]

Lama Marut’s New book “Be Nobody” is now available for Pre-Order

Check out the all the new info about the new Be Nobody book here >

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 with Lama Marut

Lama Surya Das Interview with Lama Marut

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

Global and Inclusive Buddhism

Below are the audio recordings from the online talks; “Global Buddhism” in November 2012, “Inclusive Buddhism” in March 2013, and “Practical Buddhism” in May 2013. Global Buddhism MP3 file download > (Talk by Lama Marut and Q&A session) Global Buddhism Companion PDF > (“Structure of Buddhism”) Inclusive Buddhism MP3 file download > (Talk by Lama Marut)  Inclusive Buddhism MP3 file download > (Q&A Session) Practical Buddhism MP3 file download > (Talk by Lama Marut) Practical Buddhism PDF Handouts > Chart 1 > […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get A Copy of Lama Marut’s New Book

Yes… You CAN Start a Revolution… Just INCITE HAPPINESS! In Lama Marut’s new book; “A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life,” you will find an honest, fearless, and often humorous manifesto that stands as a practical and achievable (if not radical and revolutionary) blueprint for creating and sustaining happiness in an age of consumerism, self-absorption, and stress. Through a series of meditations, exercises, and insights, Lama Marut offers a fresh take on our quest for happiness and the good […]