Synopses & Reviews
We're all given the same twenty-four hours a day.We can spend our time feeling hurried and harried,overwhelmed by chores and demands, distractedand burned out . . . or we can awaken to BuddhaStandard Time, the realm of timelessness whereevery choice, every action, and every breath canbe one of renewal and infinite possibilities.
Buddha Standard Time shares one of the greatrealizations of Buddhism, an insight that anyonecan learn to apply. The minutes and hoursof our days do not simply march from futureto present to past. Rather, each moment isintersected by a fourth dimension. By learningto live in this dimension—Buddha StandardTime—we reduce the amount of stress in our livesand find greater focus, fulfillment, creativity, andeven wisdom.
Drawing on Tibetan Buddhism and other greatwisdom traditions, as well as on neuroscience andholistic traditions, renowned teacher and nationalbestselling author Lama Surya Das shares real worldexamples, practical exercises, and essentialtechniques.
The pace and pressure of today's world feels relentless.That is why, now more than ever, we need theancient wisdom contained in Buddha StandardTime. Far from being at the mercy of time'sdemands, we will finally realize that we have, infact, all the time in the world.
“Lama Surya Das offers a wise and sane way to navigate these times. This pragmatic book will be illuminating and helpful for anyone wishing to find the timeless amidst the rush of time.” Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism and A Heart Full of Peace
“This book is Lama Surya Das in his most tone-perfect Western guru voice: authoritative, inviting, generous, funny, poetic, imaginative and informative and totally accessible.” Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is An Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life
“Lama Surya Das is on our best teachers of universal wisdom. Buddha Standard Time is fairly dripping with insights. Its like a treasure to keep near you at all times.” Marianne Williamson, author of The Age of Miracles
“If your life feels busy, frantic, desperately stressed please read this book. Lama Surya Das is a rare and gifted teacher. I can think of few better guides in our time and he has given us a beautiful gift.” Reverend Wayne Muller, bestselling author of Sabbath and A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough.
“We all want more time. Surya Das reveals the open secret that we already have it, hidden within each moment. Discovering it is simple but not easy, and he gives us the tools and reminders to actally do it. Now. So lets have tea....” Mirabai Bush, Founding Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
“I felt myself calming down as I read. Surya Das expands upon important wisdom from Tibetan Buddhism as well many other spiritual traditions, and shares this wonderful Native American quote, ‘Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. This book could be one of those blessings for you.” Mary Pipher, author of Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World
“If you want your future moments to sparkle with ecstatic awareness read this book.” Ram Dass, author of Be Love Now
“...the author carefully evokes the power of perception and the creation of space within time and all of its vast infinities. Das weaves together intricacies of living in the moment, sensing inherently the overwhelming power of now. Exhilarating and profound food for the timeless soul.” Kirkus Reviews
“A wealth of inspiration and practical tips for enjoying the Kingdom of God, the Pure Land of the Buddha, *now*.” bestselling author Thich Nhat Hanh
"Awealth of inspiration and practical tips for enjoying the Kingdom of God, thePure Land of the Buddha, now." —Thich Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace Is EveryStep
"Fornewcomers to Buddhism (and non-Buddhists interested in universal wisdom!) and‘old hands at practice . . . [Das] promises nothing less than a liberatedlife, freed from angst over the tyranny of time, though the practice of lovingpresence." —Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is An Inside Job
Internationallyrenowned meditation scholar Lama Surya Das delivers a penetrating and practicalguide to discovering the power of living fully in the now. In the tradition ofthe Dalai Lamas The Art of Happiness and Noah Levines Heartof the Revolution, Buddha Standard Time is a roadmap to discoveringyour own inner kingdom of awareness, patience, and love.
About the Author
Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost American Buddhist teachers and scholars and is known affectionately to His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the "American Lama." Surya Das is the author of the bestselling books Awakening the Buddha Within and Buddha Is as Buddha Does, founder and spiritual director of the Dzogchen Center, and founder of the Western Buddhist Teachers Network. A sought-after speaker who teaches, lectures, and conducts retreats around the world, he lives in Concord, Massachusetts.