The Buddha Taught No Dharma: The Diamond Cutter Sutra



The Diamond Cutter Sutra is the ‘wisdom that goes beyond’ – all doctrines, all philosophies, all dogmas – and cuts to the root of what will bring us to freedom.

Sundays, 11 July - 15 August 2021

6:30pm CT (4:30 pm PT/5:30 pm MT/7:30 pm ET)


The Diamond Cutter Sutra is part of the Buddhist collection of texts called The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras.  It is thought to be the oldest text in the world and one of the most profound in Buddhism.  On its face it’s message seems contradictory and arcane, but Lama Marut – using his own translation and a deep dive into its meaning – explains the ‘inexplicable,’ in clear language, for anyone who seeks to understand the underlying principle and intent of the Buddha’s teachings.  It is the ‘wisdom that goes beyond’ – all doctrines, all philosophies, all dogmas – and cuts to the root of what will bring us to freedom.

To Register:

Lauren Benjamin, Senior Teacher

Lauren’s lifetime project has been to explore the potential for happiness for all beings, and to enact it in her own life. As part of that pursuit she received a masters degree in Cultural Studies from Claremont University before undertaking a deep study and practice of the open and esoteric texts of Tibetan Buddhism, and then broadened the her work to include other spiritual and humanist perspectives and practices. She helped found Inner Way LA in 2005 and has served in all capacities, including organizational positions as well as Spiritual Advisor and Resident teacher. Lauren lives in Marina del Rey, CA.

Lauren Benjamin


Brought to You by Senior Students of Lama Marut

The CLASSICAL TEXTS AND AUTHENTIC PRACTICES OF EASTERN SPIRITUALITY curriculum offers a progressively unfolding, comprehensive course of study in the wisdom and practical application of Eastern spirituality as it pertains to modern life. 

The curriculum as a whole is comprised of twelve courses to be taught over two years. When taken together, these stand-alone courses constitute an extensive course of study in the classical scriptures and principal practices of Eastern spirituality. 

Based on Lama Marut’s original translations and relevant, applicable interpretations of the Sanskrit classics of the Hindu, Buddhist, and Yogic traditions, each course consists of six weekly two-hour interactive online classes, including lecture, discussion, and guided meditation portions. 

These courses cover a wide range of teachings and practices from an inclusive, comparative, and non-sectarian point of view. They are designed to provide an in-depth, systematic, and coherent foundation and overall framework for any serious spiritual practitioner.

Each of the twelve courses consists of six classes, and each class includes a practice to help you directly integrate the teachings into your everyday life. Registrants for each course will have access to the archive of visual and audio recordings of the classes. Classes that will meet weekly and last 2 hrs.

Each class includes a lecture and time for Q&A as well as either a live guided meditation or a recording to work with during the week. Participants who complete all twelve of the classes will receive a certificate of completion from Lama Marut’s spiritual center, Inner Way LA.

  • One course: $225.00 USD
  • Three courses: $500.00 USD
  • Complete twelve course package (save $900.00 USD): $1800.00 USD

For more information on the Two-Year Intensive Series "Classical Texts & Authentic Practices of Eastern Spirituality"

July 11, 2021 at 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Karuna (Kelly M. Schwartz, MS) ·

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  • Andrew Berezin
    published this page in Calendar 2021-07-09 19:59:28 -0700