Welcome to Awakened Life
Joan Sutherland, Roshi
Awakened Life is a re-imagining of the Zen koan tradition that is rooted in its original values: life as a process of awakening; meditation, inquiry, imagination, and relationship as ways to discover and deepen that awakening; and creativity and caring for our world as the natural expression of awakening. We believe that Buddha nature is everywhere, and so we value the art and the metaphors, the myths and the landscapes of this time and place. Awakened Life is a constantly evolving field of practice, shaped by the experiences of people right here and now. Enlightenment as a conspiracy of friends.
The Awakened Life programs and community are in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where founding teacher Joan Sutherland lives. Awakened Life forms the center of The Open Source, a network of practice communities and individuals in the western United States committed to co-creation, life in this world, and awakening together.
Beginning July 8, 2013, Joan Sutherland is on indefinite leave from teaching due to her health.
Awakened Life continues as a practice community, and information about our events is updated
on this site. Read comments from the community.
Listen to Dharma Talks from Joan Sutherland
Vimalakirti's Silence July 14, 2011The Deepest Healing October 3, 2011
(courtesy of Prajna Yoga
Joan Sutherland: The Habits That No Longer Serve You from Omega Institute on Vimeo.