How to Wake Up: Meditation & Teachings with Toni Bernhard & Shaila Catherine

Toni Bernhard, author of widely acclaimed How to Be Sick has produced another amazing book! She will share stories and teachings from her newly released book, How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Author will be available to sign copies.

How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow describes the path to peace in the midst of life’s ups and downs. Using step by step instructions, the author illustrates how to be fully present in the moment without clinging to joy or resisting sorrow. Actively engaging life as it is in this fashion holds the potential for awakening to a peace and well-being that are not dependent on whether a particular experience is joyful or sorrowful. This is a practical book, containing dozens of exercises and practices, all of which are illustrated with stories from the author’s experience as a Buddhist practitioner of over twenty years. Because the book focuses on integrating the Buddha’s teachings into everyday life, it is intended for both experienced practitioners and those who are new to Buddhism.

TONI BERNHARD is the author of How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers and How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow (Wisdom, Fall 2013). How to Be Sick was named one of the best books of 2010 by Spirituality and Practice. From[masked], Toni was a law professor at the University of California—Davis, serving six years as the dean of students. She has been a practicing Buddhist for over 20 years. Her blog, “Turning Straw Into Gold” is hosted on the website of Psychology Today. She can be found online at:

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