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

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!

Mon Sep 16, 10:00 AM - Sat Oct 12, 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.

Fri Oct 4, 10:00 AM - Fri Dec 20, 11:30 AM (PDT)

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. This eleven-week class includes a short Thanksgiving break in between the first and second session.

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