Awaken - Meditations for the Complexities of Our Lives and World
Bite-sized mindfulness and journaling practices that engage with today’s social, political, and cultural moment. Real spirituality for our real lives - in the midst of the challenges and potential of today’s world.
Our Founding Teachers - Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Sensei Greg Snyder - are leading lights at the intersection of mindfulness and social change. Their books, teachings, and practice centers are pioneering the inner and outer change-making work that we so desperately need in these times.
A New Kind of Learning
Learning about patriarchy, for example, is not the same as actually seeing - and feeling - how it shows up in our lives. Awaken prioritizes contemplative learning, emphasizing reflection and dialogue to more clearly understand in a personal, embodied way what’s going on in our lives and world.
We’re Not Alone
Awaken is a place to reflect, share, and learn from each other. We’re stronger together because the impacts of practice are magnified when we do it in community.
Diving Deep Into Real Life
Much more than mindfulness meditation, our practices are about using mindfulness and centering in presence to dive into our entire lives, from the joyful exploration of art, romance, and sexuality to the difficulties of confronting racism and patriarchy.
Let's Do This
What Awaken members are saying…
“I’ve really enjoyed the conversations with the teachers, and the contemplative exercises allow for further inquiry. The teachers have broken down how internalized oppression operates in incredibly helpful ways.”
“Love is my hardest practice, which is especially clear when I read the news, experience racism at work, or confront old wounds from my childhood. Awaken’s guided meditations are so timely and relevant because they’re rooted in collective liberation. It’s healing that energizes me to keep going.”
“Sh*it is crazy right now and Awaken is how I process. The teachers have this clarity that allows me to not only find my truth but keep it with me as I move through the ups and downs of life.”