Wake Up to Your Life: Discovering
the Path of Buddhist Attention
Fridays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
1716A Linden Avenue in the Belmont/Hillsboro
neighborhood of Nashvile | Click here for map
For the first time ever, we are reading and practicing our way through a book together. And not just any book. Wake Up to Your Life has been used as the curriculum for three-year retreats in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Written by Ken McLeod, it is the first thorough curriculum penned by a Westerner thoroughly trained in the Tibetan ways. Written with incredible precision and freshness, the book clearly details how to cultivate a life of attention and break through habitual patterns... all while being very accessible to anyone, no matter their spiritual background. It's truly a remarkable achievement.
We gather weekly to listen to Ken reading the book via audio CD, but everyone is encouraged to purchase the book for your own personal use. A small number of books will be available for purchase on-site. If you join us later in the study, you can catch up in the book.
Can't be here in person?
Buy the book and/or mp3 audio download and follow along from home. Click here.
Now studying Chapter 6: Taking Reactive Patterns Apart
Resources for Study:
Wake Up to Your Life quick view at Google Books
Wake Up to Your Life study guide on Ken McLeod's site, Unfettered Mind
Podcast retreat for Chapter 5: Awakening from Belief
Podcast retreat for Chapter 6: Five Elements / Five Dakinis
Book recommendations for Chapter 6:
Spectrum of Ecstasy: Embracing the Five Wisdom Emotions of Vajrayana Buddhism by Ngakpa Chogyam and Khandro Dechen
Handout: 5 Elements & 5 Dakinis (download pdf)
Traditional chart of the 5 Buddha Families (download jpg)