Saturday June 15 & Sunday June 16 at 5 - 6:30pm
Open, Spacious, and Relaxed:
Keys for Understanding Emptiness and Interdependence
Live Webinar - Streamed live at Inner Way LA
In this two-part, interactive webinar we’ll investigate the central philosophical teachings of Mahayana Buddhism and how they are applicable to our spiritual lives. Drawing on fifteen years of translation and study of Nagarjuna’s master text, Lama Marut will lay out a set of simple arguments that get to the heart of the doctrines of emptiness and interdependence. The keys to understanding these deep insights into the nature of reality need not be overly complicated and putting them into practice results in an “open, spacious, and relaxed” state of mind we can bring to even the most difficult of circumstances
Suggested donation: $35 per class or $55 for both
Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is extensively trained in the spiritual traditions of India and Tibetan Buddhism. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion and taught for over two decades in the academic world, first at Columbia University and later at the University of California, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 2004.
He has served for the past seventeen years as a spiritual teacher to students around the world, and is currently the Spiritual Director for the Inner Way, LA, center in Los Angeles.“
In addition to several scholarly studies and translations based on Sanskrit materials, he is the author of the popular and award-winning book, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life and of Be Nobody (both published by Beyond Words). His audio and video podcasts reach hundreds of thousands of people around the globe.
With his unique mixture of erudition and earthiness, intensity and humor, conviction and openness, Lama Marut’s message is easily accessible and potentially life changing.
June 16, 2019 at 5pm - 6:30pm