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Ethical Framework

Spiritual growth in Buddhist practice in the modern world takes a wide variety of forms, drawing from traditional Asian models, traditional and contemporary models from Christianity and Judaism, modern psychological and educational models and any number of professional or business models. Much may be learned from all these sources...

Reflections on Silver River

While Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva has been translated into English many times, in this translation, Ken McLeod takes pains to use plain and simple English to reflect the simplicity and directness of the original Tibetan. His commentary is full of striking images, provocative questions and inspiring descriptions of what it means to be awake and present in your life...

A Trackless Path

In A Trackless Path Ken McLeod presents a fluid contemporary translation of this poem, accompanied by a deeply moving and insightful commentary. The combination makes Jigmé Lingpa’s mystical poem relevant and accessible to today’s seeker...

Books

Books by Ken McLeod: A Trackless Path, Reflections on Silver River, An Arrow To The Heart, Wake Up To Your Life

Mind Training – Santa Fe 15

Q&A: Participant’s questions and Ken’s responses: individual and shared experience, attention penetrating patterns, expressive and receptive poles of a pattern, taking and sending. The audio for this series of podcasts was originally recorded on audio cassette. As such you may find the sound to be of a lower quality.

Then and Now 26

Training in bodhicitta, pt. 1: Participants’ experience with meditation on bodhisattva vow; creating conditions for bodhicitta to arise in oneself; five training principles: don’t close your heart to anything, be mindful of the benefits, nurturing goodness and awareness, spread and deepen attitude within, avoiding four black dharmas and instilling white dharmas; meditation assignment for upcoming week on experiencing the four black dharmas. The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa, commentary on Chapter 9 and Chapter 10.

A Trackless Path 13

Rely on the Principal Witness: Learning to sit in the mess; discussion of the mind-training principle: “Rely on the principal witness;” avoiding institutional mindsets; path as a process of growth; importance of sangha; more discussion of “The Wisdom Experience of Ever-present Good.”