Tue Apr 2, 10:00 AM - Tue Apr 30, 11:30 AM (PDT)

Dharma College, 2222 Harold St, Berkeley, California, United States

This course will explore how communication dynamics can lead in one direction or another, towards clear understanding or frustrating misunderstanding. Clear communication affects relationships, be they personal or family, business or political, leading openness and connection rather then confusion and frustration.

Resources will include selections from Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche’s Revelations of Mind, as well as extracts from thinkers such as Alain de Botton (In the Course of Love), Douglas Harding, (The Man with No Head); psychologists Marsha Linehan (cognitive behavioral), Diana Fosha (The Transforming Power of Affect), Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt; and novelists Alexander McCall Smith (The Sunday Philosophy Club) and David Foster Wallace.

Dates:
Tue 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Apr 2, 9, 23, & 30

Tue Apr 2, 10:00 AM - Tue May 7, 11:30 AM (PDT)

Online and Dharma College, 2222 Harold Way, Berkeley, California, United States

(Closed Class)
Taking direct perception into an experience. This class explores how to incorporate new modalities of mind into daily living.

Wed Apr 3, 10:00 AM - Wed May 22, 11:30 AM (PDT)

Online and Dharma College, 2222 Harold Way, Berkeley, California, United States

Through inquiry, dialogue and experiential practices, we examine what it means “to be here now” as an active participant in space and time. Eight weeks, ending May 22nd.

Thu Apr 4, 1:30 PM - Thu May 30, 3:00 PM (PDT)

Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, California

We continue our journey into self-knowledge and self-care, exploring our embodiment in space and time. A lighter and more open way of unfolding. Eight weeks, ending May 30

Fri Apr 5, 10:00 AM - Fri May 10, 11:30 AM (PDT)

Dharma College, 2222 Harold St, Berkeley, California, United States

Closed class at Dharma College

A two-year course about mind, identity, and the nature of reality, in which we re-read and study Revelations of Mind.

Sat Apr 13, 10:00 AM - Sun Jun 2, 11:30 AM (PDT)

Online and Dharma College, 2222 Harold Way, Berkeley, California, United States

(Closed Class)

This second course in Lotus Language continues to explore “the ‘text’ of our own experience,” key ways we currently know— how language specifies, the mind operates, and senses limit experience. It also uses language in the form of dialogue, signage, theater and play to challenge the structures that language seems to impose.
Eight weeks, ending May 26.

Mon Apr 15, 10:00 AM - Tue May 14, 10:30 AM (PDT)

Online and Dharma College, 2222 Harold Way, Berkeley, California, United States

We will be using the Skillful Means 28-day challenge along with inspirations from Gesture of Balance. This class is for anyone wanting to set priorities for the week with a focus on concentration and setting goals for the month. It is all done with an aspiration to build our work/life balance.

We will be working together by sharing our goals and paying attention to inner balance. It will end with a class project which will identify a unique task project that you’ve been wishing to achieve but for some reason, it has never materialized. Now, is that chance to bring that project alive! This class is for anyone interested in setting a personal goal and seeing your efforts realized!

You will need a copy of the Skillful Means Workshop book along with Gesture of Balance.

Tue Jul 16, 10:00 AM - Fri Jul 19, 9:00 PM (PDT)

Dharma College, 2222 Harold St, Berkeley, California, United States

This four-day immersive experience will be focused on the Lotus Trilogy as well as the lens provided by “The Light of Lotus Master,” the teaching manual prepared by Rinpoche to guide faculty. All three books, Lotus Body, Lotus Language, and Lotus Mind will be featured in our discussions.

For those who may be on a teaching path, while there are further requirements that must be satisfied, you will be taking your first step toward the possibility of teaching this precious material in one to three years.

Mon Jul 22, 5:00 PM - Sat Jul 27, 11:30 AM (PDT)

Ratna Ling, 35755 Hauser Bridge Rd, Cazadero, CA

The Extraordinary Potential of Being
Join us as we integrate body, language, and mind and deepen our understanding of what it means to be fully human. The transformation that we are aiming at operates at the level of the body, mind, and language. The retreat will consist of teachings, readings, practice, small group discussions, and periods for individual contemplation.

Before I depended. Now, I am free. (Venerable Tarthang Tulku, Lotus Orientation Manual)