#47_May 2016 – Take a Break

Take a Break. ….before you have to. For some reason holding down two jobs, doing charity work helping small businesses, managing a household and planning an international move was not enough of a signal to clear some space for some inner work. There are times when stretching yourself with multiple challenges leads to great breakthroughs, whether in knowledge, understanding or the sense of wholeness that comes through helping someone else achieve their goals. Other times you may be filling your time, running about being ‘busy busy’ because you are avoiding being with yourself, being quiet; facing the reality of who…

#38_August 2015 – Recognizing Love

Recognizing Love Franz Kafka encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate. Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot. Unable to find the doll he composed a letter from the doll and read it to her when they met. “Please do not mourn me; I have gone on a trip to see the world. I will write you of my adventures.”  This was the beginning of many letters. When he and…

31 Oct to 2 Nov 2014 – Mindful Relationships

Lama Marut and Cindy Lee will be giving a three-part series of talks about how to have Mindful Relationships.     We’re all always and already in relationship with others – with people at work, our friends, partners, and family members.  In this three-part workshop, we’ll explore how to apply spiritual principles to these relationships so as to maximize the rewarding aspects and minimize the difficulties.  We’ll begin by investigating the preconditions for entering into a new relationship, move on to how to maintain and improve relationships we are already in, and conclude by discussing how to successfully “break up” and transition…

1 Nov to 4 Nov 2014 – Why Things Don’t Happen the Way You Think They Do

Lama Marut is in Singapore and will be teaching, “Why Things Don’t Happen the Way You Think They Do:  Nagarjuna on the Emptiness of Karma and Causation.”(taken from Nargajuna’s “Root Verses on the Middle Way”.) 1st Nov 2014 | Saturday, 2.00-4.00pm – Part 1 2nd Nov 2014 | Sunday, 2.00-4.00pm – Part 2 3rd Nov 2014 | Monday, 7.30-9.00pm – Part 3 4th Nov 2014 | Tuesday, 7.30-9.00pm – Part 4 Venue: Oasis Holistic  Blk 10, Selegie House,  Selegie Road  Singapore 180010 Please register here.

Starting 10 Nov 2014 – The Problem, the Cause, the Goal and the Solution

​Chuck and Angie, who have studied with Lama Marut over the last few years, will share this four-class Beginner Level Middle Way course, which lays out the foundational structure of any authentic spiritual path.  Recognizing the problems of a non-spiritual life; taking responsibility for one’s own well-being; the possibility of an alternative to a life of suffering and victimhood; and the basics of a coherent and efficient method for reaching the goal of true happiness. ​Dates: Mondays – November 10th, 17th, 24th and December 1st Time 7.30-9.30pm Venue: ​51b, Temple St, 2nd floor, Singapore 58596 Cost is free but registration…

30 Oct 2014 – Book Launch : Be Nobody by Lama Marut

Lama Marut’s book tour comes to Singapore! Please join us in celebrating the launch of Lama Marut’s new book. We are all desperately trying to be somebody, to be “special”. We collect “friends” and “followers” online as symbols of our worth. We hunt fame and visibility. But maybe we’ve got it all wrong. With his edgy tone and radical perspective, Lama Marut follows up A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life by calling for the biggest revolution of all: the overthrow of our obsessive quest to be somebody. He shows readers that living an ethical life—a life of selflessness…

#22 Apr 2014 – Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut A couple of things have happened recently that really made an impact on me, forcing me to start seeing beyond my own life. A friend staying with me shared her experiences as a journalist in the middle east. She has witnessed horrors that haunt her morning, noon and night. These memories manifest in her as feelings of helplessness and depression. Around the same time, my friend’s helper was undergoing the most awful suffering, abandoned by her own family and finally dying, without anyone realising. Suffering walks on the same pavement that we walk on, but sometimes our…

2 December 2013 – Bhagavad Gita: Living Wisely in Today’s World

Sumati Marut will be continuing his teachings on the Bhagavad Gita. This is part of an on-going series of teachings on this famous spiritual classic. With his easy to understand style and down-to-earth humour, Sumati Marut’s teaching style appeals to all, regardless of religious background. When:  Monday, 2 December 2013 Time: 7.30 – 9.30pm At: Civil Service Club Auditorium L3, 60 Tessensohn Road Cost: Free Register: info@aci-sg.org

3 to 6 December 2013 – Living the Life of a Spiritual Renegade

Sumati Marut will be concentrating on the nine chapters of his recent book, “A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life”, and his talks will cover spiritual motivation, forgiveness, gratitude, renunciation, karmic management and strategies for staying happy all day, every day. When:  Tues – Friday, 3rd to 6th December 2013 Time: 7.30 – 9.30pm At: Civil Service Club Auditorium L3, 60 Tessensohn Road Cost: Free Register: info@aci-sg.org Every evening focuses on something different, but they do build on each other through the four evenings,  so feel free to come to one or to all of them.

7 December 2013 – The Four Noble Truths@Buddhist Library

Sumati Marut has been invited back to the Buddhist Library after his popular talk on karma.  This time he will be talking about The Four Noble Truths; the Buddha’s thoughts on the human condition. Suggest that you get to this venue early to secure a seat! When:  Friday, 7th June Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm At: No 2, Lorong 24A, Geylang Cost: Free Register: buddhlib@singnet.com.sg Or call the Buddhist Library on +65 6746 8435