Get Unbusy: Authentic Practices Series Module 1

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.

Module 1

Get Unbusy: Finding Peace in a Hectic World

Saturdays, January 11th – February 15th
6pm CT (4pm PT/5pm MT/7pm ET)

To Register

Busyness and stress are the enemies of the calm and relaxed state of mind that both a proper spiritual practice and happiness in general require.  This course is designed to help us create more peace in our lives even while we are engaged in necessary action and the fulfillment of our responsibilities in relation to our friends, family, and community.

Topics include:Why We Are So Busy,” “Doing What Needs to Be Done,” “Getting Organized,” “Keeping Your Priorities Straight,” “Knowing When to Act and When to Relax,” “Mindful Action and Mindful Non-Action,” “Living a Retreat Lifestyle,” “Acting Without Expectation,” and “Work as Play, Life as Art.”

Benefits of the Course:

  • Identify the areas of excessive busyness that damage your spiritual life
  • Take control of the addiction to external stimuli
  • Learn methods for how to remain active without stress
  • Train in meditations that help prioritize beneficial activity, avoid procrastination, and turn problems into opportunities
  • Acquire skills for keeping the mind undistracted, even in difficult circumstances

Based on selections from the Bhagavad Gita, Ashtavakra Gita, Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, and Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Facilitator: 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

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"

January 11, 2020 at 4:00pm - 6pm
Inner Way LA & Online
6512 Arizona Ave
Playa Vista, CA 90045
United States
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  • Marie Beccue
    published this page in Calendar 2019-12-03 03:30:37 -0800