KPFK AWARE SHOW
May 29, 2014 Guest Lama Marut
Topic: Be Nobody
Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion and taught for over two decades in the academic world, first at Columbia University and later at the University of California, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 2004. He lived as a Buddhist monk for eight years and has served for the past fifteen years as a spiritual teacher to students around the world. Lama Marut is currently the Spiritual Director of eight “Middle Way Centers” located in North America, Australia, and Singapore. His website is www.lamamarut.org.
Lama Marut's latest book Be Nobody challenges everyone to put aside the obsessive need to be someone. He reminds us that when people continually strive to be "the special ones" they are often dissatisfied, isolated and alone. In this age of social media and celebrity gossip, getting permission to stop trying to fill the ego is intriguing, relieving, and inspiring. Listen as Lisa interviews Lama Marut about how there's more to life than narcissistic posts on Facebook and that making a choice to be nobody allows you to stop competing, find peace, and embrace that reality that we're all in this together!
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