Waking Up - 7 Tools for Living

Waking Up - 7 Tools for Living in the Modern World - our unique, facilitated online course

It’s about how we can live well in spite of the deep paradoxes of our times. The paradox of, say, listening the exquisite song of a blackbird coupled with the an awareness of the juggernaut of corporate greed and it’s effect on our planet

or of, how to love deeply whilst knowing that one day our beloveds will be gone.

From a Buddhist perspective all humans experience dissatisfaction, instability and the changeability of things, all humans experience illness, ageing and death. Feeling lost, overwhelmed, lonesome, frustrated, sad - these are part of what it is to be human.

So whether your thing is how to come into relationship with so much ecological uncertainty, or whether your thing is how do I come into relationship with the challenges of just being human, then this course is for you.

We will look at: how to stay steady, how to stay in touch with our emotions whilst not being taken hostage by them, how to be in touch with awe and wonder, how to retain a sense of humour and how to make good decisions in the face of so much uncertainty and troubling news.


Gallery Credits:

  • Gregory Crewdson - Untitled (Ophelia)

  • Bill Viola - A still from the short film called The Moving Portrait

  • Roderick Henderson - World Press Photo Award

  • Unknown Photographer - Keep Calm and Keep Shopping

  • Everything’s Going to be Alright - a short film by Guido Van de Werve

  • 4 images from the project Eyes as Wide as Plates by Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

  • How Does Life Live - a short film by Kelly O’Brian

Thanks to K2 for his story about the blackbird.

Natasha Lythgoe