“In this captivating book Lama Surya Das introduces a potpourri of methods that illuminate inter-meditation. He has put together a powerful and loving argument for inter-meditation which ultimately leads to the experience of oneness. There are wonderful flashes of humor and fascinating stories as well as the wisdom that he has culled from his venerable Tibetan Buddhism lineage.” –Ram Dass
We’re used to thinking of meditation as a solitary activity that occurs solely in our own minds: by turning inward we strive to dissolve obstacles through self-inquiry and find peace through concentration, contemplation, and self-emptying. But inter-meditation (or co-meditation) is the other half of meditation: it’s inclusive and instead of getting rid of things we embrace people, feelings, and events.
In Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation (on sale May 2015), one of the most learned and respected Buddhist teachers in the West—Lama Surya Das—invites us to experience this integration through traditional and original inter-meditation practices that allow us to see through the illusion of separation.
Based on Tibetan Buddhism’s core insights into the inherent essence of who we are, the teachings of shared spirituality in Make Me One with Everything offer both novice and seasoned meditators a better way to live—not just on the meditation cushion or the yoga mat, but in every moment of their lives. Lama Surya Das examines such topics as:
- How to meditate with the Dalai Lama
- Co-meditation and sharing spirituality with our partners
- Why inter-meditating is the antidote to our fractured, discordant digital era
- Heart/mind training methods such as Lojong and Tonglen
- Inter-meditation practices to help dissolve conflict in all types of relationships
- Inter-being with our families
- Healing inter-meditations to help us work with an illness instead of against it
- How to inter-meditate with the dying and the dead
- Why inter-meditation helps us become responsible stewards of peace and the planet
“If you’ve ever felt ‘at one’ with something—your beloved or your child, a forest trail or a favorite song,” shares Lama Surya Das, “then you’ve experienced inter-meditation.”
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