Wake Up To Your Life: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention

4.12 avg rating
( 214 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780062516817: Wake Up To Your Life: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention

The key to becoming fully alive and joyful is to develop our natural capacity for attention and to be fully present here and now. In this informative guidebook to practical Buddhism you discover:

  • How to live life with equanimity, loving-kindness, compassion, and joy

  • How to cut through obsessions with the external world, relationships, harmful emotions, pleasure and power, and self

  • Tried-and-true methods for cultivating active attention with your body and mind.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ken McLeod is widely respected as an authentic Tibetan Buddhist teacher who has trained for years with renowned teachers, including his teacher, Kalu Rinpoche. He directs Unfettered Mind, a Buddhist teaching and consulting service in Los Angeles, CA.

From Publishers Weekly:

This book's promotional material asserts that author McLeod "is no guru and has no meditation center; rather, he is a life trainer." Perhaps only in contemporary America can this be touted as an advantage for a Buddhist teacher. McLeod, no doubt, is not the least bit bothered by the implications, as he is writing expressly for "Americans in a thoroughly American way." Still, potential readers should not fear that McLeod has shortchanged them on the details of the Buddhist path. He offers very charming stories, unclouded prose, step-by-step meditations, charts and quotes from such varied sources as Bob Dylan, Milarepa, Rumi, Yogi Berra and anonymous Buddhist sayings ("Think of all sentient beings as Buddha, but keep your hand on your wallet"). McLeod delivers a hefty how-to manual that could prove useful to a single soul in the hinterlands or a sophisticated searcher in Los Angeles, where McLeod directs Unfettered Mind, a Buddhist teaching and counseling service. This text's apparent self-help style is somewhat ironic, since McLeod pointedly asks, "Can you do this work on your own?" and immediately responds, "Basically, the answer is no.... We need a teacher," going against the American apotheosis of the individual. Whether he cops to it or not, McLeod has illuminated the path for solitary individuals who want a long-lasting handbook to begin the journey toward wakefulness. (Apr.)Forecast: A five-city West Coast author tour and a February 15 excerpt in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review should boost sales of this book, which will have a 25,000-copy print run. Advertising is planned in PW and in Tricycle.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McLeod, Ken
ISBN 10: 0062516817 ISBN 13: 9780062516817
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780062516817

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

McLeod, Ken
ISBN 10: 0062516817 ISBN 13: 9780062516817
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780062516817

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

McLeod, Ken
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062516817 ISBN 13: 9780062516817
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062516817

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.69
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

McLeod, Ken
ISBN 10: 0062516817 ISBN 13: 9780062516817
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1101835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ken McLeod
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0062516817 ISBN 13: 9780062516817
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The key to becoming fully alive and joyful is to develop our natural capacity for attention and to be fully present here and now. In this informative guidebook to practical Buddhism you discover: How to live life with equanimity, loving-kindness, compassion, and joyHow to cut through obsessions with the external world, relationships, harmful emotions, pleasure and power, and selfTried-and-true methods for cultivating active attention with your body and mind. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062516817

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

McLeod, Ken
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0062516817 ISBN 13: 9780062516817
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062516817 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132255877

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ken McLeod
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0062516817 ISBN 13: 9780062516817
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The key to becoming fully alive and joyful is to develop our natural capacity for attention and to be fully present here and now. In this informative guidebook to practical Buddhism you discover: How to live life with equanimity, loving-kindness, compassion, and joyHow to cut through obsessions with the external world, relationships, harmful emotions, pleasure and power, and selfTried-and-true methods for cultivating active attention with your body and mind. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062516817

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ken McLeod
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0062516817 ISBN 13: 9780062516817
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The key to becoming fully alive and joyful is to develop our natural capacity for attention and to be fully present here and now. In this informative guidebook to practical Buddhism you discover: How to live life with equanimity, loving-kindness, compassion, and joyHow to cut through obsessions with the external world, relationships, harmful emotions, pleasure and power, and selfTried-and-true methods for cultivating active attention with your body and mind. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780062516817

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

McLeod, Ken
Published by HarperOne (2002)
ISBN 10: 0062516817 ISBN 13: 9780062516817
New Paperback Quantity Available: 13
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062516817

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

McLeod, Ken
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0062516817 ISBN 13: 9780062516817
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062516817. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062516817ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book