For the better part of twenty years Rick was privileged to have Lama Marut as a teacher and a friend. Throughout those years, while working in the film and television industry in Los Angeles, Rick studied continuously with his Lama, including a rigorous a series of eighteen courses in both Tibetan Buddhist Sutra and Tantra. He helped to found Marut’s flagship Buddhist Center in Los Angeles, and later served as Resident Teacher/Spiritual Advisor of the affiliate Middle Way Center in Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
For ten years, Rick and his wife Lindsay Crouse hosted the annual Summer Retreat where thousands of people were introduced to Lama Marut’s brilliant teaching, his wisdom, kindness and humor.
“It is a privilege to present one of Lamaji’s courses in remembrance of all he shared with us: high spiritual teachings delivered with great patience, and his unique brand of warmth and scholarship.”