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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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?   Read More

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 Read More