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Lama Surya Das, bestselling author of Awakening the Buddha Within, shares one of the great insights of Buddhism—that a dimension of timelessness intersects each moment, and by accessing that timeless dimension, we can find new focus, creativity, and wisdom.

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Buddha Standard Time shares one of the great realizations of Buddhism, one that anyone can learn to apply. Buddhist wisdom teaches that the minutes and hours of our days do not simply march from future to present to past—looming, engulfing us, passing us by forever. Rather, each moment is intersected by a fourth dimension, a dimension of timelessness. Only by accessing that timeless dimension, the Buddha believed, can we learn to fully inhabit the now.

As an alternative to our ceaseless hustle and bustle, Surya Das offers listeners the possibility of living in Buddha Standard Time. Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike will discover reasons and inspirations, tools and techniques that not only significantly reduce the amount of stress in our lives, but help us find more focus, fulfillment, creativity, and even wisdom. The Buddha knew we're always free to live fully and completely in the present moment, and that doing so frees us from the burden of the past and the anxiety about the future. Living in Buddha Standard Time is in no way antithetical to modern life. Far from being at the mercy of time's demands, we will finally realize that we have, in fact, all the time in the world.

"[Berkrot's] simple yet compelling style of delivery goes a long way to complement the message of the book." ---AudioFile

"A wealth of inspiration and practical tips for enjoying the Kingdom of God, the Pure Land of the Buddha, 'now.'" ---Thich Nhat Hanh author of The Art of Power

"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

"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, author of Sabbath

"Lama Surya Das is one our best teachers of universal wisdom. Buddha Standard Time is fairly dripping with insights. It's like a treasure to keep near you at all times." ---Marianne Williamson, author of The Age of Miracles

"Exhilarating and profound food for the timeless soul." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"Written with unusual clarity and directness, this work addresses itself effectively to the needs of modern readers and should appeal both to individual seekers and convinced Western Buddhists." ---Library Journal
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Buddha Standard Time

Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now

Author Lama Surya Das

Narrated by Peter Berkrot

Publication date May 24, 2011

Running time 8 hrs

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