Lama Surya Das is one of the most learned and highly trained American-born lamas in the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition. Surya is the founder of the Dzogchen Center in Cambridge, MA and Austin, TX, and the author of many books, including the international bestseller, Awakening the Buddha Within (Broadway Books, 1997) and Awakening to the Sacred (Harmony, 1999). He lives in Concord, Massachusetts. For more information, visit Surya Das, who His Holiness the Dalai Lama calls the American Lama, has spent more than thirty-five years studying with the great spiritual masters of Asia, eight of them in a cloistered Tibetan retreat and fifteen years in the Himalayas. He is the founder of the Dzogchen Meditation Centers, a leading spokesman for Buddhism and contemporary spirituality, and has often been featured in the mainstream media. He is also a poet, translator, spiritual teacher, and authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order.

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