Dharma College, based in Berkeley, California, is celebrating the launch of its new website at www.dharma-college.com and announced the imminent commencement of its late autumn study term, which is scheduled to begin in early November and includes a free six-week online course titled “Lotus Path: Bringing Caring and Understanding into Everyday Living.”
“We are happy to share with you the launch of a new website . . . and our late Fall program which begins in early November,” Dharma college said in a statement shared with Buddhistdoor Global. “You can start your Dharma journey with us from anywhere in the world.”
Open to all, “Lotus Path: Bringing Caring and Understanding into Everyday Living,” will be offered each Thursday from 5pm–6pm (Pacific Standard Time) from 4 November to 16 December. The course will be led by Dr. Richard Kingsland and Dr. Bob Dozor through a series of explanations, meditations, and exercises.
“This six-week course presents body, language, and mind—three seemingly ordinary aspects of being human—as dynamic gateways to a new and richly satisfying way of being. Each week, we cultivate untapped aspects of these three vehicles and open their potential for our growth and insight. No matter what our outward circumstances, our daily lives can be joyful and we can connect to the wisdom of our inner being,” Dharma College shared.
“This six-week course introducing the Lotus Trilogy presents body, language, and mind—three seemingly ordinary aspects of being human—as dynamic gateways to a new and richly satisfying way of being. Each week, we cultivate untapped aspects of these three vehicles and open their potential for our growth and insight. No matter what our outward circumstances, our daily lives can be joyful, and we can connect to the wisdom of our inner being.” (Dharma College)
Click here for more details or to register for “Lotus Path: Bringing Caring and Understanding into Everyday Living.”
The revered teacher Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche (b. 1935), one of the first traditionally trained Tibetan lamas to settle in North America, founded Dharma College in 2011 with a group of Dharma teachers. The college’s mission, as neither a traditional college nor a traditional Dharma center, is to “connect authentic Buddhist wisdom to the search for meaning in the uncertainty of everyday life,” cultivating the insight to turn everyday circumstances into opportunities for spiritual growth. Its interactive and discussion-based programs blend aspects of psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and science.
Other onsite and online courses being offered at Dharma College include: “28 Days Skillful Means Challenge: Work as Spiritual Practice,” “Practicing Embodiment,”“Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time,” as well as “Abhidhamma and Mind,” which will be conducted by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi.
“The [Armstrong College Building’s] three floors provided ample space not only for traditional classroom instruction, but cultural events and community building as well . . . [bringing ]a modern approach to traditional teachings, enhanced by the Bay Area’s grounding in human development, science, and philosophy,” Dharma College stated. (Dharma College)
Dharma College also shared the news that its “Special Project: Compassion in Action at the Seat of Enlightenment, Caring for the Blind, Handicapped, and Women,” conducted in cooperation with the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International, had successfully raised US$7,500, which was distributed to feed nearly 250 families in Both Gaya, India, for two months. The college’s next fundraising project in November will focus on children by providing food, school supplies, and clothing.
“At Dharma College, our mission is to translate ancient wisdom into everyday life,” the college shared. “Using whatever circumstances we encounter as an opportunity for growth, we begin to manifest the extraordinary potential of being. These uncertain times provide perfect conditions to discover what is holding us back from ever-available freedom. As we come to understand mind and self more deeply, we can open awareness, engage more closely with experience, and find a rich source for inner development.”
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