Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Among his many teachers, his most formative guides were Lama Tsurlo, Khenpo Chopel, and Lama Garwang. He is the founder and spiritual advisor of Dharmata Foundation, teaching widely in the U.S. and abroad. He is also the author of various articles and books in both the Tibetan and English language. His books in English include The Magic of Awareness and No Self, No Problem. Through the essential wisdom of Buddhism and his personal experience on the spiritual path, Anam Thubten brings alive the time teachings and invites everyone to participate. For a full schedule of retreat opportunities with Anam Thubten and more information about Dharmata Foundation, please visit www.dharmata.org.
Anam Thubten often uses this invocation to open and close his meditations:
“Buddham sharanam gacchami. Dhammam sharanam gacchami. Sangham sharanam gacchami.”
I go to the Buddha for refuge. I go to the teachings for refuge. I go to the community for refuge.
“Om gate gate paragate. Parasamgate bodhi svaha.”
Gone, Gone, Gone beyond. Gone completely beyond, awake, so be it.