lsdThe Durango Dharma Center presents a community-wide fundraiser featuring renowned teacher and bestselling author Lama Surya Das.

Lama Surya, often called the “Western Lama”, will talk on the subject of his latest book, Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now, on Saturday, August 4 from 6-9pm at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The event will include refreshments, a silent auction and a book sale/signing. The ticket price for Surya’s presentation will be $25, with a discounted price of $18 for students and those under 18. Tickets will be on sale after June 15 at the FLC Box Office in town, on-line at or by phone (970) 247-7657.

Maria's Bookshop will provide books for sale at this off-site event.

The Dharma Center will also offer a day-long retreat with Lama Surya on Sunday, August 5th from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The theme of this retreat will be “Awakening the Buddha Within”. Registration for the retreat will be available on a sliding scale of $40 - $75 for adults, and students may register for $30. You will also have the opportunity to provide dana directly to Lama Surya. Pre-registration is by email to or you may register on the day of the retreat.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Community Concert Hall
Fort Lewis College
81301-5122 Durango
Buddha Standard Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061774577
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Published: HarperOne - November 12th, 2014

Awakening the Buddha Within Cover Image
By Lama Surya Das, Lama Surya Das (Preface by)
ISBN: 9780767901574
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Published: Broadway Books - June 15th, 1998

Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be: Lessons on Change, Loss, and Spiritual Transformation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767908740
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Published: Harmony - August 24th, 2004

Awakening the Buddhist Heart: Integrating Love, Meaning, and Connection Into Every Part of Your Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767902779
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Published: Harmony - December 11th, 2001

Awakening to the Sacred: Creating a Personal Spiritual Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767902755
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Published: Harmony - May 9th, 2000

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