Skillful Means:  Our Work – Our Life

Barry Schieber

April 6th – 8th
Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $250 (includes lunch on April 7th)
Early bird registration: $225

ENROLMENT LIMITED TO 25 ATTENDEES

Course Intention: Skillful Means awakens a respect and an appreciation for becoming fully engaged in our work. Work itself becomes both an expression of our personal values and a means of being of benefit to others.

Work in ways that develop happiness and enjoyment.

Work in ways that incorporate caring for others.

Develop your full capacity to achieve.

Attain success at several levels.

Work is about pursuing our own highest ideals and values. Work can be considered as helping others – our family, say, or our friends, our community – or as making a contribution to the common good of humanity. Work can include advancing knowledge, creating beauty, or simply making sure that people have what they need.

The workshop asks for honesty, a willingness to take responsibility, and a wish to contribute to the world.

A copy of Mastering Successful Work and its workbook plus a writing journal will be supplied.

Barry Schieber received his B.A. and M.A. in Business from the University of California, Berkeley. He began his professional life as an investment analyst before serving as a Kum Nye (Tibetan relaxation yoga) Instructor and Dean of the Nyingma Institute, 1988 – 1993. Barry founded Silent Moon Books, which publishes his stories about Moritz, his therapy dog, and the lives Moritz has touched. In 2009, Barry became the Co-Director of the Guna Foundation.

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Memoir Writing: Exploring Mind, Memory, and Heart

Abbe Blum

April 20th – 22nd
Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Cost:$250 (includes lunch on 21st)
Early bird registration: $225

ENROLMENT LIMITED TO 25 ATTENDEES

Midway in the path of my life, I found myself in a dark wood in which the straightforward way had been lost. – Dante, INFERNO 1

I was born inside the movie of my life. – Roger Ebert

What, me worry? – Alfred E. Neuman

What stories whisper to you when you consider writing about your life? Perhaps mind plays you a theme song: a dirge, a jig, a family jingle lodged in your head for decades? This class uses memoir, creative writing, and multimedia exercises as ways to explore the nature of mind, the shaded wood of memory, and the possibility of opening fresh insight, both for yourself and for your (maybe) reader.

Course Aspiration: What meaningful discovery and healing might arise from exploring both resonant moments and neglected corners of your life? Writing and other creative enterprises might bring a spacious appreciation for your journey.

Readings: Passages from REVELATIONS OF MIND and other texts.

Abbe holds a B.A. from U. C. Berkeley, an M.A. from Cambridge University (where she was a Marshall scholar), and a Ph.D. in English literature from Yale University. She taught Shakespeare and intensive writing at Swarthmore College, and she currently teaches in the School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Saybook University.

Student Feedback: “Abbe is a superb instructor, very patient. Engaging and interactive!”

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You can register by clicking here, by email at registrar@dharma-college.com, or by phone at 510-809-2010.