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With more than a million copies sold, The Book of Awakening, a New York Times #1 bestseller, has been the go-to guide for navigating the path to joy and freedom in the face of hardship.
Chosen by Oprah Winfrey as one of her Ultimate Favorite Things, this classic spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and savor the beauty offered by life's unfolding.
During this daylong workshop, teacher, poet, and storyteller, Mark Nepo will gently guide you on your journey to discover your personal truths. The workshop will explore our ongoing need to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships we encounter. It is an invitation to personalize the common and unrepeatable journey we all encounter in being human.
Using ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling, and dialogue, Mark will invite participants to befriend their own stories and listen for their own wisdom in this reflective and transformational gathering. This workshop is an invitation to engage with profound and life-giving material that will deepen the way you perceive and relate to the world.
Bring a journal.
There will be a break for lunch from 12:30-2:30 pm; lunch is not included.
“There is one book that transformed my life, and that book is The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo. The river of life is wide, and the journey we make together is made so much more beautiful, important, and moving when our lives are linked by this book.”—Jamie Lee Curtis, from the Foreword
“The book that has had the greatest impact on my life is Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening. Mark’s writing helps me step back, be still, and center myself—particularly on days that feel especially chaotic, or when I need a moment of quiet.”—Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, author of The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
“Mark Nepo is a true poetic empath, taking us on a 365 day-by-day journey. And no matter what day or whatever you’re going through—like magic—you will find his words will speak to your exact situation, which at that moment instills an instant feeling of lightness, solace, warmth, and understanding. Pick this book up again and again and again, and it will do the same for you.”—Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith and American Idol
Programs taking place online:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.
Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:Please read our safety guidelines before visiting our building.
Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.
Mark Nepo has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” To date, he has published twenty-two books and recorded fifteen audio projects. In 2015, he was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation. In 2016, he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually In ...
Mark Nepo has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” To date, he has published twenty-two books and recorded fifteen audio projects. In 2015, he was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation. In 2016, he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People and was also chosen as one of OWN’s SuperSoul 100, a group of inspired leaders using their gifts and voices to elevate humanity. And In 2017 Mark became a regular columnist for Spirituality & Health Magazine.
Recent work includes Drinking from the River of Light (Sounds True, 2019); More Together Than Alone (Atria, 2018) cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2018; Things That Join the Sea and the Sky (Sounds True, 2017), a Nautilus Book Award Winner; The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting (Sounds True, 2016), a Nautilus Book Award Winner; The One Life We’re Given (Atria) cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2016; Inside the Miracle (Sounds True) selected by Spirituality & Health Magazine as one of the top ten best books of 2015; The Endless Practice (Atria) cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2014; and Seven Thousand Ways to Listen (Atria), which won the 2012 Books for a Better Life Award.
Mark was part of Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Tour in 2014 and has appeared several times with Oprah on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV. He has also been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He continues to offer readings, lectures, and retreats. Please visit Mark at: www.MarkNepo.com, threeintentions.com, and wmespeakers.com/speaker/mark-nepo.
The Book of Awakening with Mark Nepo