Sticking With One Religion

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

Stay Connected Be Inspired

Thank you for looking at the options for staying connected! As you know, the social media opportunities are pretty boundless these days. Everything is out there from the tried and true old friends such as Twitter, to the latest Generation of Connection via Pinterest. Because the Social component is such an important element in staying connected these days, we of course must participate. Please do share what you feel would be helpful with and to others and please engage in […]

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Which Side Are You On?

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 […]

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

Itchlessness

A little segment on contentment from Lama Marut’s recent public talk in Hong Kong. Download the MP3 File Now > “Itchlessness”

What Will Happen In The Future?

In a question and answer session, Lama Marut speaks on the uselessness of spinning out imaginary scenarios about what might happen in the future, or of reviving unpleasant memories of the past – both of which just undermine our present happiness. Download the MP3 File Now > What Will Happen In the Future?  

Resolutions

Resolution suggestion #1: New Year’s reminds us that every day could be a new beginning. Resolve to take advantage of this. Drop the old baggage you’re masochistically carrying around. Stop re-empowering the Frankenstein monster of past regrets and resentments, making yesterday’s sorrows live again and again. Forgive, unconditionally and unilaterally, stop craving ‘more stuff’ and get on with your life! Resolve to start each day fresh and unencumbered, as if it were New Year’s Day. Resolution suggestion #2: Someone once […]

The Enemy Within…

What’s your biggest problem?  There’s always an antidote. Lama Marut talks about some of the cures for the main mental afflictions in this short 5 minute segment from teachings in Hawaii, June, 2011. Download the MP3 File Now > The Enemy Within