Das, Surya

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Jeffrey Miller
English Phonetics Lama Surya Das
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Dates
Birth:   1950
Place of birth:   Valley Stream, Long Island, New York


Tibetan calendar dates

About
Translates from:   Tibetan
Translates to:   English
Primary Affiliation (Workplace)
Dzogchen Foundation
Teachers
Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche

Education

BA in Creative Education, SUNY Buffalo (1971)

Biographical information

Surya Das (born Jeffrey Miller in 1950) is an American lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He is a poet, chant master, spiritual activist, author of many popular works on Buddhism, meditation teacher, and spokesperson for Buddhism in the West. He has long been involved in charitable relief projects in the Third World and in interfaith dialogue. Surya Das is a Dharma heir of Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche, a Nyingma master of the non-sectarian Rime movement, with whom he founded the Dzogchen Center and Dzogchen retreats in 1991. His name, which means "Servant of the Sun" in a combination of Sanskrit (sūrya) and Hindi (das, from the Sanskrit dāsa), was given to him in 1972 by the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba. (Source Accessed Feb 7, 2020)

Publications

  • The Snow Lion's Turquoise Mane. HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.
  • Natural Great Perfection. With Nyoshul Khenpo. Snow Lion Publications, 1st ed., 1995.
  • Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World. New York: Broadway Books, 1998.
  • Awakening to the Sacred. New York: Broadway, 2000.
  • Awakening the Buddhist Heart: Integrating Love, Meaning and Connection into Every Part of Your Life. New York: Broadway, 2001.
  • Letting Go of the Person You Used To Be. New York: Broadway, 2003.
  • Natural Radiance: Awakening to Your Great Perfection. Book & CD edition. Louisville, CO: Sounds True, 2005.
  • The Big Questions: How to Find Your Own Answers to Life's Essential Mysteries. New York: Rodale Books, 2007.
  • Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living. New York: HarperOne, 2008.
  • Words of Wisdom. Kihei, Hawai'i: Koa Books, 2008
  • The Mind Is Mightier Than the Sword: Enlightening the Mind, Opening the Heart. New York: Doubleday Religion, 2009.
  • Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now. New York: HarperOne, 2011.
  • Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation. Louisville, CO: Sounds True, 2015.
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Full Name[edit]

Lama Surya Das (b. 1950)

Affiliation[edit]

Dzogchen Foundation

Education[edit]

BA - 1971 - SUNY Buffalo, Creative Education

Other Information[edit]

Lama Surya Das was born Jeffrey Miller and raised in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating in 1971, with a degree in Creative Education.

Lama Surya Das (born 1950) is an American-born lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He is a poet, chantmaster, spiritual activist and author of many popular works on Buddhism; a teacher and spokesperson for Buddhism in the West. He has long been involved in charitable relief projects in the Third World and in interfaith dialogue. Surya Das is a Dharma heir of Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche, a Nyingma master of the non-sectarian Rime movement. His name, which means "Servant of the Sun" in a combination of Sanskrit (sūrya) and Hindi (das, from the Sanskrit dāsa), was given to him by the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba.

Source (Accessed May 31, 2012)

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