Past Events: 

Anniversary Potluck Lunch : April 25th 

We’re very excited to have begun this endeavor, and invite you to share our enthusiasm at a pot luck luncheon on Friday, April 25, at noon. Bring a salad or entrée to share; we will provide drinks and desserts.  So that we can prepare appropriately, we require that you RSVP for the luncheon by calling 809-2010, extension 676, or by emailing  We encourage you to bring friends! To inspire everyone to consider exploring mind and self, all attendees at the luncheon will receive a $5 discount coupon that can be used toward any Late Spring (May 13-June 20) Dharma College course. Click here for the full schedule, or to enroll.



Dharma College Hosts First Ever Block-Long Open House


DATE: Saturday, September 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ADDRESS: 2222 Harold Way to 2018 Allston, Berkeley, CA


 First ever Open House of Dharma College and its sister organizations features guided building tours, informational talks, Tibetan Art exhibition, music, dance, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the Dharma College faculty and representatives of related organizations. Free Public Tours – Dharma College, Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages, Tibetan Aid Project, Dharma Publishing Bookstore in Downtown Berkeley. 

Please click here for photographs of the Open House.


Ribbon Cutting and Civic Celebration

DATE: Friday, September 14 at 1 p.m.

ADDRESS: 2222 Harold Way, Berkeley, CA


 The public is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting that officially opens and welcomes Dharma College to the City of Berkeley. Join Robin and Curt Caton, co-directors of Dharma College, the staff and faculty, and Berkeley Civic leaders as they celebrate this auspicious occasion. Refreshments to follow. 

 Please click here for photographs of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Press Release: Please click DC-PR-2012-August 8


Sacred Art of Tibet

DATES: Saturday, July 14, 28; Aug. 11, 25; Sept. 8, 2012 [Brief lecture at 2 p.m., docent-led tour 2:45 p.m.] 

ADMISSION: Suggested donation:  $10 adults; $5 students and seniors

 A rich show of Tibetan art has been set up in our classrooms and will be open to the public on the following Saturdays from 2-4PM: July 14, 28; August 11, 25; September 8, 2012. Dozens of beautiful thankas, paintings and line drawings framed in rich brocades according to the Buddhist Tibetan tradition, will be exhibited. Docents who are experts in this field will guide visitors, explaining the significance of the figures, symbols and scenes depicted on the scroll paintings.


Please click here for photographs of the Sacred Art of Tibet opening event.