Surya Das

American lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about Surya Das?

Summarize this article for a 10 years old


Surya Das (born Jeffrey Miller in 1950) is an American lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.[1] He is a poet, chantmaster, spiritual activist, author of many popular works on Buddhism, meditation teacher and spokesperson for Buddhism in the West.[1] He has long been involved in charitable relief projects in the developing world and in interfaith dialogue.

Quick facts: Lama Surya Das, Title, Personal, Born, Religi...
Lama Surya Das
TitleLama Surya Das
Jeffrey Miller

1950 (age 7273)
OccupationReligious educator
Senior posting

Surya Das is a Dharma heir of Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche, a Nyingma master of the non-sectarian Rime movement, with whom he founded the Dzogchen Foundation and Center in 1991. He received Nyoshul Khenpo's authorization to teach in 1993.[2]

His name, which means "Servant of the Sun" in a combination of Sanskrit (sūrya) and Hindi (das, from the Sanskrit dāsa), was given to him in 1972 by the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba.[3] Surya Das is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[4]