Ken McLeod first became interested in Buddhism in the late '60s. He studied with Kalu Rinpoche for many years, translating and helping to establish a center in Vancouver. McLeod took his M.A. in mathematics from the University of British Columbia. In 1976, he left Vancouver for France to help establish the first three-year retreat training offered to Westerners, entering the retreat himself in December 1976. He stayed for two sessions, eventually becoming an instructor in the contemplative practices of the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa traditions. In 1985, he was asked to take over Kalu Rinpoche's center in Los Angeles. In 1989, after Rinpoche's death, McLeod began his private practice and in 1990 he set up a non-profit organization, Unfettered Mind. He has since organized and addressed three conferences and several programs on Buddhism and psychotherapy, and four Buddhist teachers conferences. He is also the translator of THE GREAT PATH OF AWAKENING (Shambhala Publications, 1986).
WAKE UP TO YOUR LIFE: Discovering the Buddhist Path to Attention (HarperSanFransisco, 2001)