This Course Includes

A one-month journey into deepening and transforming your practice with a fresh take on simple tools from ancient Buddhist Wisdom

  • Short, downloadable lessons on each of the Four Reliances

  • Journal/Homework prompts for each week to reflect on and engage with the material

  • A downloadable reading of Tidy Up, a practice poem by Dr. Larry Ward

  • Videos to help you get started

Tidy up your practice and go deeper

Four weeks of examination, healing and transformation


Tidy Up Your Practice Using Classic Buddhist Wisdom

A different principle each week

  • Tidy up your attachment to the teacher

    Rely on the message of the dharma and not the personality of the teacher

  • Tidy up your attachment to linguistics and logic

    Rely on the meaning of the message and not just the words

  • Tidy up your reluctance to change

    Rely on the real depth/transformational meaning and not just the words- how the message changes your life and consciousness

  • Tidy up the quality of your own practice

    Rely on your own wisdom mind and practice - Rely on the insights of your own practice and knowing the taste of liberation.


Larry Ward

Senior Dharma Teacher

Larry Ward

Pronouns: he/him The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed Larry’s life. He was searching for direction when this event called him into community service, spiritual growth and planetary peacemaking. He joined the staff of the Ecumenical Institute / Institute of Cultural Affairs in 1969. Over the next twenty-five years, he lived and worked in over twenty countries. He became an ordained minister in 1972. Larry has taught clergy and lay theological wisdom, organizational change and community development. Larry has lived in inner-cities and villages of the world serving efforts toward local community renewal. He served in India for two years training village leaders in human development skills. For five years he lived in Hong Kong where he consulted with leaders throughout Southeast Asia on human development and strategic planning. For ten years drawing upon his life experience and degree in psychology and organizational behavior he had a management consulting firm that provided Fortune 500 firms services in diversity education, organizational change and executive coaching. Larry’s introduction to Buddhist practice began in Calcutta, India in 1977 but it was not until 1991 when Larry met Thich That Hanh that this practice became the center of his life and service. He was ordained as a lay minister in Thay’s Plum Village Tradition in 1994 and a Dharma teacher in 2000. He has lived in spiritual community and has assisted Thich Nhat Hanh throughout the world. He has accompanied Thich Nhat Hanh on peace-making missions in China, France, Korea and Vietnam, as well as throughout the USA. He currently serves as Advisor to the Executive Mind Leadership Institute at the Peter F. Drucker School of Management, and is a Board member of The American School of Bangkok. Larry has a PhD in Religious Studies with a Buddhism emphasis. His work focused on the intersection of mindfulness and neuroscience. His teaching, called, “Deep Buddhism,” is interdisciplinary, integrating Buddhism with neuroscience, trauma/resiliency work, indigenous wisdom and social imagination. His aim is to energize the Bodhisattva ideal through an embodied Buddhist practice that supports the healing and transformation of societal karma at the deepest levels of body and mind. Larry is a knowledgeable, charismatic and inspirational teacher, offering insights with personal stories and resounding clarity that express his dharma name, “True Great Sound.”

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