When receiving the teachings, it is important to have the correct attitude.

It is not practicing the Dharma properly to listen with the intention  of gaining material advantage or reputation.

Neither should our goal be higher rebirth in the next life, nor should we be wishing only for our own liberation from samsara. These are all attitudes we should reject.  Instead, let us listen to the teachings with the determined

wish to attain the state of omniscience for the sake of all beings.

- H.H. 14th Dalai Lama, from the book For the Benefit of All Beings: A Commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva

Lama Marut Tour


Friday, Jul 11- Sunday, Jul 13, 2014




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 rather than unbridled egoism—is the key to true happiness and the foundation for creating a better world.


Without the need to seclude oneself in a monastery or retire to a cave in the Himalayas, Marut gives readers action steps and simple meditations to find true fulfillment.


Author of the acclaimed A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life is back with a new book on surviving the iEra.

In Be Nobody, Lama Marut challenges readers to put aside the obsessive need to be someone and the constant desire to be the best. His work is a reminder that when people continually strive to be the special ones, they are often dissatisfied, isolated, and alone. For the age of social media and celebrity gossip, getting permission to stop trying to fill the ego is intriguing, relieving, and inspiring. Readers will learn that there is more to life than narcissistic posts on Facebook, and that making a choice to be nobody allows them to stop competing, find peace, and embrace the reality that, in the end, everyone is in this together.

Encouraging readers to be an Ordinary Joe, Lama Marut breaks his book into four sections:

• Part I: Desperately Seeking Somebody

• Part 2: Making a Better Somebody out of Nobody

• Part 3: Losing the “Somebody Self”

• Part 4: Everybody is Nobody

“In his trademark emphatic and no-nonsense style, Lama Marut provides a much needed critique of modernity that cuts to the root of every problem we currently face on the planet.” –Dr. MilesNeale, Buddhist Psychotherapist and Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science






Friday July 11

11:30 – 12:30

Whistler Public Library

4329 Main St.  Whistler

Admission Free

 ”I Am Because You Are: Personal Identity Within Community”


Friday, July 11th


Book Signing

Banyan Books & Sound

Free Admission



Saturday, July 12th


Dharma Pep Talk

Three Jewels Vancouver

By Donation




Public Talk and Book Signing

Unity of Vancouver

doors open at 7pm

$15 in advance, $20 at the door

(no one turned away for lack of funds)


Sunday, July 13th


Spiritual Ideas*

Unity of Vancouver


of retreating from it!





Publishers Weekly

Retailing Insight


Blog: "The Where’s Waldo From Hell" -  http://lamamarut.org/maruts-blog/

Podcast: Tips on How to Be Less of a Somebody http://lamamarut.org/2014/05/tips-less-somebody/