“It’s Like This Now”

This is the last excerpt from the meeting I had with Standard Charter Bank execs in Singapore, exploring the several possible meanings of their business slogan, “Here for Good.” The last connotation I discussed was “Here (and Now) for Good,” emphasizing the fact that we’re always here and now.  We’re actually never “there and then,” although in our minds we often review the past (calling up and rehashing what we call “memories”) and cast ourselves ahead into the future (fantasizing […]

Four Illusions About the Self

This podcasts reviews some of the arguments found in Buddhist texts as to why the self we think exists has to be just an illusion. Although the “I” seems so tangible and obviously present, when we try to put our finger on it we come up empty handed. We have a sense that there must be a self that persists unchanged over time, some part of us that remains the same throughout our life.   But if a permanent, unchanging self […]

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 […]

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

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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, […]

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 […]

Spiritual Renegade-Lama Marut’s New Book

A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life  By Lama Marut  With fearless candor and disarming humor, Lama Marut offers the key to creating and sustaining happiness in a modern age. Now Available at your local bookstore or your favorite online bookseller! This honest, brave, and yet playful guide offers a practical and achievable—if not radical and revolutionary—blueprint for creating and sustaining happiness in a modern age of con sumerism, self-absorption, and stress. (Sneak Peek: “The Manifesto” Book Preface – Download Now!) Through a series […]