Archive for April, 2010

Lama Sumati Marut is back in Reno with offerings of talks….AND A CENTER

April 8, 2010

Reno, Nevada

The non profit “Asian Classics Institute-Reno” has a home and it looks to my eyes to be a good one too.

And, I could hear Lama Sumati Marut tell his friends and students with him, just upon arriving for the very first time, that he liked it alot also.

606 W Plumb (tucked away at Arlington Garden Mall)

 Right now, it looks like there are four instructors for a very rich schedule of classes and events (most are free, it seems, except for one class which I suspect is based on the great and valuable resource by Patanjali called The Yoga Sutras).  See this page to get acquainted with who they are:

http://aci-reno.org/Teachers.html

Last night I was given a schedule of the classes, which you all can see here:

http://aci-reno.org/Schedule.html

The Lama gave a talk last night.  I arrived early and the large space inside was already filled up and an “overflow” seemed apparent outside the door.  My plans are to hear his talk today at 3pm, which I think may be on the practice of lojong (a meditation/healing/compassion practice utilizing breathing and attention).

To see the full schedule of Lama Marut’s “Great Awakening Tour”, go to http://greatawakeningtour.wordpress.com 

He’s very clear…………and funny as hell also.  Even though every time I’ve gone to see him talk they give us detailed resource material as background to his talks (such as the original literature which the subject is based on), this former University professor (yes, he’s an American) does NOT put his “classes” to sleep, that’s for sure.

Tonight, the Diamond Heart Center opens up…..

April 7, 2010

Reno, Nevada

I’m reposting this from http://greatawakeningtour.wordpress.com/reno

RENO: APRIL 7 & 8

CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE NEW ACI-RENO CENTER “DIAMOND HEART”
6:30-7:00pm


Diamond Heart is Reno’s new center for yoga, meditation and wisdom studies run by the Asian Classics Institute – Reno. Ven. Marut is the founder and spiritual leader of Asian Classics Institute – Reno, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the authentic teachings of yoga and Mahayana Buddhism.  Diamond Heart, located at 606 W. Plumb Lane #16, in the Arlington Gardens Mall, will serve the greater Reno and Tahoe communities by offering a full schedule of study courses, guided meditation, yoga classes, special workshops and community events. The new center welcomes anyone interested in discovering how to live a happier life.


MORPH AND CORE: PRACTICING BUDDHISM IN THE WEST

April 7, 7:00-9:00 PM

Ven. Marut will discuss how “Tibetan” Buddhism is quickly being adapted into an America spiritual practice. The ancient wisdom of the Eastern worldview has profound relevance to our modern Western lifestyle but how can we make it our own? Ven. Marut will address the delicate questions that arise when following a Buddhist path in the U.S.

FREE, BY DONATION ONLY

Location:
Diamond Heart – Yoga, Meditation, Wisdom
606 W. Plumb Ln. #16
Reno, NV 8950
www.aci-reno.org
Phone: 775-848-2158

Contact:
Beverle Deefoot:
ayyajaya@sbcglobal.net