“Katie Malachuk writes with great style and humor. She is accessible and personal, yet she is also a scholar and practitioner with a thorough background in her subject. Quite a rarity. Disrupt Yourself displays all of these qualities in abundance. It is exactly what is needed to stand strong in the current tidal wave of misinformation about mindfulness practice based in Buddhism.”
Niguma, Lady of Illusion and Machik’s Complete Explanation:
Clarifying the Meaning of Chöd
We have had enough. We are depleted from overconsumption—technological, material, environmental, social, physical, sexual. We feel defeated by climate change, political antagonism, social injustice, the pressure to be perfect and the anxiety of being alive. We try spiritual this and that, but shopping for practices and performative spirituality drain us further. We are tired of the way we think, talk and live. We have had enough. We have had enough of ourselves.
Enter Disrupt Yourself—a book that is both a salve and a dare for our time. Using Buddhist teachings and lay precepts, it cuts through our confusion via the oft-forgotten foundational practice of ethics. Disrupt Yourself presents an everyday path that puts us in right relationship with ourselves, each other and our world through relevant renunciation around intoxicants, consumption, identity, communication and intimacy. Through narrative, instruction and experiments, readers will uncover their inherent wisdom and its active expression of compassion. This transforms how we think, speak, listen, act, work, create, partner, parent, eat, shop, vote, govern, perform, protest, play, love, make love—all of it. We disrupt ourselves and this disrupts our world. And the big reveal is how joyful and freeing this feels.
About the Author:
Katie Malachuk—Harvard BA, Stanford MBA, Naropa MDiv—is a Buddhist chaplain, mind and life coach, yoga and meditation teacher, and college instructor. She is also the author of You’re Accepted and Earn It, which use yoga philosophy and life coaching to transform the college and MBA admissions processes into journeys of self-discovery. www.katiemalachuk.com