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Current Class

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.

Click here for a full description and link to purchase 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

Chapter 5:

Podcast retreat for Chapter 5: Awakening from Belief

Chapter 6:

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

The Five Wisdom Energies: A Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions, and Relationships by Irini Rockwell

Handout: 5 Elements & 5 Dakinis (download pdf)

Traditional chart of the 5 Buddha Families (download jpg)