Awakening the Buddha Within

by Lama Surya Das

An Interview

Inner Directions Journal:In your book, Awakening the Buddha Within, you write about growing up Jewish in a typical suburban Long Island, New York home. After graduating college you literally left America the next day—to search for answers—not knowing where you would end up.
Lama Surya Das: That's true.

IDJ: You wound up in Katmandu with Lama Thubten Yeshe. It struck me that what initially drew you to Buddhism was the beautiful personality and . . .


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