Wed Jan 15, 10:30 AM - Wed Feb 26, 12:00 PM (PST)

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

We continue our study of labeling and how it constricts identity. This term we look closely at abstraction and comparison. Pre-requisite: prior study of Lotus Language or consent of the Instructor.

Thu Jan 16, 1:30 PM - Thu Feb 27, 3:00 PM (PST)

Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, California

This ongoing course continues the study of mind and self. Making friends with mind, we develop clarity, peace and joy.
Pre-requisite: prior study of Revelations of Mind or Dimensions of Mind, or consent of the Instructor

Fri Feb 7, 10:00 AM - Fri Mar 13, 11:30 AM (PST)

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

Working through Keys of Knowledge with Richard Dixey.

How is our experience being produced, moment to moment?
Could it ever be different?

A closer look at time and the operations of mind opens up a startling possibility: our ability to contact transformative knowledge may be far greater than we realize. We will complete our reading of Keys of Knowledge in this class. There will be no class on February 14th, 2020.

Fri Mar 6, 6:30 PM - Sun Mar 8, 1:00 PM (PST)

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

Seemingly simple, mind and body are our gateways to experience.
Do we understand them at all? This weekend workshop will provide an introduction.

Chris Fernie has been teaching qigong and body mechanics full time for over 28 years.The practice focuses on vitality and clarity through energetic development.

Richard Dixey has been teaching non dual perception since 1978 in the Western esoteric and Buddhist traditions. What is mind, and how does it construct our experience of reality? In this first weekend we will look at the role of language, the construction of the ego and how conception colors perception.

Wed Mar 11, 10:30 AM - Wed Apr 15, 12:00 PM (PDT)

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

Language constructs ‘reality’ from a grid of inter-related meanings. Even the ‘I’ that reads Lotus Language is part of the grid. This term, we’ll explore a new way of understanding self that leads to freedom. Pre-requisite: Prior study of Lotus Language or consent of the Instructor.

Thu Mar 12, 1:30 PM - Thu Apr 16, 3:00 PM (PDT)

Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, California

Revelations of Mind

The stories mind tells keep us chained to old ways of knowing, feeling and being. When we see this in action, we naturally open to joy and inner peace. Pre-requisite: Prior study of Revelations of Mind or consent of the Instructor.

Sat Mar 14, 10:00 AM - Sat Apr 25, 11:30 AM (PDT)

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

Is there an art to existence, a symphony of tenses and senses? Can we become artists of living, masters in our field?
Lotus Body, 214

Lotus Body introduces us to what Tarthang Tulku calls our true home, one not limited to our documented identity. We explore intimate relationships with space, get invited to a dance with time, and receive an initiation into being (Lotus Body, 210-211). Along the way we look at and open up the “world of things”: assumptions, fears and constrictions that come with “my body” and “my property.” There is a path, open to everyone who has a body—which is to say, all of us.

This is a two semester course. Each can be done separately. Prerequisites: It would be helpful to have taken courses at Dharma College, but it is not required.

$150

Lotus Mind

Fri Mar 27, 10:00 AM - Fri May 1, 11:30 AM (PDT)

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

Lotus Mind is an examination of the nature of mind. Join us in working through dialogues that introduce a new understanding of mind, and encounter an open field at the heart of knowledge.

Mon Apr 13, 10:00 AM - Wed May 13, 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 Mastering Successful Work and Caring. 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. The class is a Monday-Friday and meets for only 30 minutes a day.

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. All Coworkers with Wisdom will be invited into this challenge as a complimentary class along with the workbook. Please see Eben Perry for getting a free copy of the Skillful Means Workbook.

Mon Jul 13, 5:00 PM - Thu Jul 16, 7:30 PM (PDT)

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

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)

Thu Jul 16, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (PDT)

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

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, an incarnation of the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Manjushri, will confer the wisdom empowerment of Manjushri and present a talk on the principle of Manjushri and wisdom in Buddhist practice. This a rare opportunity to receive the blessings of wisdom from an incarnation of Manjushri himself, enabling one to bring these teachings into one’s own life and practice.

A very special empowerment of the Manjushri will be given by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen. More information will follow once you register.

Fri Sep 25, 9:00 AM - Sun Sep 27, 6:00 PM (PDT)

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

We will be continue to recite the Dighanikaya sutras in Pali. There will be dharma talks, food and sharing in dharma with our Dharma College wider community.