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Andrew Cohen + Lama Surya Das

Talk about Nothing

Monday, November 15, 2010
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

“From the perspective of evolution, time is all we’ve got. Evolution only happens in and through time, so we can only affect change in the cosmos in and through time.” –Andrew Cohen
Andrew Cohen, founder of EnlightenNext, sits down with Lama Surya Das, one of the foremost American Lamas in the Buddhist tradition, to explore how personal spiritual awakening can lead to a greater understanding of what nothing means.

Andrew Cohen is an internationally respected spiritual teacher, cultural visionary, and founder of the global nonprofit EnlightenNext and its award-winning EnlightenNext magazine. For the last 24 years, Cohen has been traveling the world giving public lectures and intensive retreats, and sharing his original spiritual teaching, Evolutionary Enlightenment. Through his writings, his talks, and his ongoing dialogues with leading philosophers, scientists, and mystics, he has become known as one of the defining voices in the emerging field of evolutionary spirituality. EnlightenNext has centers around the world, and is the inspiring a growing global movement of “evolutionaries”-individuals who feel personally responsible for the evolution of consciousness and culture.

Lama Surya Das, who His Holiness the Dalai Lama calls the American Lama, has spent more than thirty-five years studying with the great spiritual masters of Asia, eight of them in a cloistered Tibetan retreat and fifteen years in the Himalayas. He is the founder of the Dzogchen Meditation Centers, a leading spokesman for Buddhism and contemporary spirituality, and has often been featured in the mainstream media. He is also a poet, translator, spiritual teacher, and authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order.
Lama Surya Das leads meditation retreats and workshops, and lectures worldwide. He is author of recently released, Buddha Is As Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living, and seven other books including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World. His lecture and retreat schedule can be found at