Lama Surya Das

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Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “the American Lama”. He has spent over forty years studying Zen, Vipassana, Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with many of the great old masters of Asia, among them, some of the Dalai Lama’s own teachers. He… Read more »

Hermann Hesse

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“That is where my dearest and brightest dreams have ranged — to hear for the duration of a heartbeat the universe and the totality of life in its mysterious, innate harmony.” ― Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German-Swiss writer and painter. His work centers on the quest for individual authentic self-awareness and spirituality…. Read more »


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Hafiz of Shiraz (Khwaja Shams ud-Din Hafiz-i Shirazi, 1326-1390) is widely recognized as the pre-eminent master of the Persian ghazal form. As 19th century Hafiz translator Gertrude Bell has observed, “These are the utterances of a great poet, the imaginative interpreter of the heart of man; they are not of one age, or of another, but… Read more »

Lama Garchen Rinpoche

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When you have pure bodhicitta, pure compassion, this is great equanimity which is impartial toward self and others. Then you will naturally understand the true nature of your mind. – Garchen Rinpoche His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche is a Drikung Kagyu lama who was known in the thirteenth century as the Siddha Gar Chodingpa, a heart… Read more »