Welcome to Awakened Life
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.
We are pretty darned happy to announce the publication of
Acequias & Gates : Miscellaneous Koans and Miscellaneous Writings on Koans
by Joan Sutherland
Acequias & Gates is a beautiful book that contains the foundation koans of the Pacific Zen line. Its publication marks a moment in which we move from being an experiment in the basement to a mature koan school. Joan Sutherland's brilliant koan mind matches the brilliant koan minds in the ancient world.
~ John Tarrant, Roshi, Pacific Zen Institute
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.
Listen to Dharma Talks from Joan Sutherland
Vimalakirti's Silence July 14, 2011
The Deepest Healing October 3, 2011 (courtesy of Prajna Yoga)