Tue May 21, 10:00 AM - Tue Jun 25, 11:30 AM (PDT)

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

We will be continuing the study of Revelations of Mind, chapters 50-55.

Fri May 24, 10:00 AM - Fri Jun 28, 11:30 AM (PDT)

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

We will be continuing the study of Revelations of Mind, chapters 65-68 and the postscript.

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)

Sat Aug 3, 2:00 - 4:00 PM (PDT)

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

An introduction to some unique teachings found at Dharma College. Start walking a path that develops deeper understanding of mind, and also sets out contemplation and relaxation practices that heal and transform body, speech-breath-energy, and mind. Free. No prerequisites. Instructor: Abbe Blum.

Fri Aug 30, 7:00 PM - Sun Sep 1, 12:00 PM (PDT)

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

An intensive, immersive weekend program that introduces inquiry into mind, whole-person self-care and relaxation practices, and also considers frameworks of work and community. Based on Tarthang Tulku’s Revelations and Dimensions of Mind, and Joy of Being.
No pre-requisites. Cost: $150. Instructor: Abbe Blum

Sat Sep 7, 10:00 AM - Sat Oct 12, 11:30 AM (PDT)

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

Today we are looking for something. We all have our hopes, our goals. But it may be we have never been lost, and our searching is a mistake from the outset. If we have the key of knowledge, we may have at hand what we need to cure and correct; we may find that we are already free. When we are masters of knowledge, mind can allow; it can enter and overcome. It has the power to provide and cooperate, to cognize and make manifest.
Light of Lotus Master, 7

We take another path when we explore Lotus Mind, one that encourages us to grow into what Tarthang Tulku calls a new way of being: utterly embodied knowing. The intention is to open up dark corners and sharp hiding places, coming to understand the self-locking mechanism of the basement of our minds. We make friends with our concepts and our scare-tactics (Lotus Mind, 216, 215). Using inquiry and skillful explorations of our vehicles of body, language and mind, we rely on this third volume of the Lotus Trilogy to guide us into the “sacred valley of openness” found within every point. This is the first of a two semester course, but each semester can be taken on its own and can be taken in person or online. Prerequisite: Introduction to Lotus Vision; or another class in the Lotus Trilogy; or several semesters of courses in Revelations or Dimensions of Mind, or consent of instructor. Instructor: Abbe Blum

Sat Sep 7, 2:00 PM - Sat Oct 12, 3:30 PM (PDT)

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

This weekly Saturday afternoon course dives into readings and practices from Dimensions of Mind, Caring, and Joy of Being, among other texts, to cultivate understanding of mind—the basis of our suffering and reality—transform toxic patterns and habits, and establish and/or support regular relaxation and contemplation practices. A weekly class format allows systematic exploration of pathways for ongoing inquiry and caring, individually and in work and community. Can be taken on-site, in person, or online. No pre-requisites. Cost: $150. Instructor: Abbe Blum

Mon Sep 9, 10:00 AM - Wed Oct 16, 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 Special Notebook.

Wed Sep 11, 10:30 AM - Wed Oct 16, 12:00 PM (PDT)

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

Language sponsors the stories mind tells to make sense of our lives, and the abstractions and ratios mind uses to compare things. Short is ‘short’ in relation to tall; good is ‘good’ only in contrast to ‘bad’. We use so many words to build our world, yet clear and kind communication is rare. In this two-part course based on Lotus Language by Tarthang Tulku, we explore the key question: can we learn to communicate authentically with ourselves and others?

Thu Sep 12, 1:30 PM - Thu Oct 17, 3:00 PM (PDT)

Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, California

Drawing on teachings from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, yet using a secular Western approach, this course introduces a new way of understanding mind and self. Through study, discussion, and gentle contemplative practices, mind, body, senses, and heart learn to re-balance in a fresh and harmonious way. Based on Revelations of Mind by Tarthang Tulku. Open to all!

Sat Sep 28, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM (PDT)

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

Join us for a one day retreat at Dharma College on the theme of Wisdom and Compassion. This is designed for all and especially for the urban professional who wishes to bring these ancient wisdom teachings into their daily lives. This will take place during the 6th International Tipitaka Chanting program which will be held from Friday, September 27th and 29th and also includes an open invitation to join this program as well. Our objective is to bring professionals from all backgrounds to engage with wisdom teachings.

Wed Oct 23, 10:30 AM - Wed Dec 4, 12:00 PM (PDT)

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

We continue exploring language, modes of knowing, and mind’s creative ability to construct experience. Pre-requisite: ‘Language, Silence, and Meaning, Part 1’ or consent of the Instructor.

Thu Oct 24, 2:00 PM - Thu Dec 5, 3:30 PM (PDT)

Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, California

We continue our exploration of self and mind. New ways of knowing, release anxiety and reveal a wellspring of inner peace. Pre-requisite: Clarity, Balance, and Joy, Part 1 or consent of the Instructor.

Sat Nov 2, 10:00 AM - Sat Dec 14, 11:30 AM (PDT)

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

We continue Lotus Mind, exploring another path that encourages us to grow into what Tarthang Tulku calls a new way of being: utterly embodied knowing. Prerequisite: Introduction to Lotus Vision; or another class in the Lotus Trilogy; or several semesters of courses in Revelations or Dimensions of Mind, or consent of instructor. Cost: $150. Instructor: Abbe Blum