Awaken Awe 2023 – Entire Series of Talks

03 Aug 2023 - 11 Nov 2023
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Date(s) - 03 Aug 2023 - 11 Nov 2023
All Day

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The program opened on Thursday, August 3, with a teaching and exploration of awe by Mitra Mark Power, our host for this interconnected series of six conversations with authors, artists, actors, meditation instructors, explorers, storytellers, and more. The series will feature a new talk every two weeks. You can find an easy overview of the schedule here.

Throughout the series, we will explore the themes of Awe, Creativity, Joy and the Present Moment, Curiosity, and Tender Heart. In conversation with Mitra Mark, each guest will talk about their diverse and personal connection with awe, exposing similarities that might awaken curiosity about our own individual connection. To support your inquiry, we will offer contemplations and practices, a chance to create your own Book of Awe, and provide time for your questions.

The teachings are in English, with closed captioning available. The entire series will be translated live into Spanish. Please check the individual registration pages for possible additional translations offered for that specific talk. Video recordings of all the talks will be available until Thursday, December 14.

Following the six talks there will be a day-long experiential program, with special guests, at Nalanda West in Seattle and online.  

Our aspiration is for Be Wise Go Kind 2023: Awaken Awe to be an opportunity to deeply inquire into the nature of awe, going beyond hope and fear, and inviting you to make it a lifelong path.


There is a pricing page available for Latin American countries. If you are from a Latin American speaking country, please click this link.

The entire series of six talks: 

$ 108 – Standard ticket
$ 210 – Sponsor ticket (this helps us offer scholarships to those in need)

It is also possible to register for each talk separately: 

$ 21 – Standard ticket
$ 40- Sponsor ticket (this helps us offer scholarships to those in need)

You can find an overview of all our speakers here


If these prices are beyond your budget, please know we would still like to help you attend the program and would be happy to offer you a scholarship. Thanks to our many supporters around the world and their generous offerings, we are able to make this and many more programs available, regardless of one’s financial situation. If you need assistance, please click here to access our scholarship page and fill in the form to request a scholarship.

About Mitra Mark (presenter and host)

MARK POWER will open our series with an introductory talk and then host the following conversations with our guests. He is a longtime student of the Buddha’s teachings, studying with his teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, since the early 1990s. Like so many, he came to this path seeking to engage a larger, kinder, more playful sense of being. His compassionate care for others shines throughout his leadership roles at Nalandabodhi and his work as a chaplain and life coach. Today, Mitra Mark joyfully explores the interplay of dharma, relationships, leadership and the arts, encouraging  generosity of heart, humor and wisdom in every area of life.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard ticket
Standard ticket
Sponsor ticket
Sponsor ticket (this helps us offer scholarships to those in need)

18-24 years old
25-34 years old
35-44 years old
45-54 years old
55-64 years old
65-74 years old
75 years or older

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