Writer, translator, teacher, and business consultant, Ken McLeod speaks with host Michael Taft about Coronavirus, social distancing, nature doing what it does, overcoming cultural conditioning, enlightenment as a “system change,” practices for overcoming cultural conditioning and developing compassion, the importance of the teacher-student relationship, the viability of Vajrayana practice in the West, and much more.
Ken McLeod began his study and practice of Buddhism in 1970 under the eminent Tibetan master Kalu Rinpoche. After completing two three-year retreats, he was appointed as resident teacher for Kalu Rinpoche’s center in Los Angeles, California, where he developed innovative approaches to teaching and translation. After his teacher’s death in 1989, Ken established Unfettered Mind, a place for those whose path lies outside established institutions. His published works include The Great Path of Awakening, Wake Up to Your Life, An Arrow to the Heart, Reflections on Silver River and A Trackless Path.
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I just want to let you know that this is the wrong talk. I went to click on the Ken McCloud talk entitled, Vajrayana, Compassion, and the Importance of the Teacher, with Ken McLeod, and instead I am taken to Soulmaking Dharma, with Catherine McGee. I would love to listen to both, but where do I find the first?
Fixed. Thanks for the heads up, Erin!!!