Welcome to Dharma College

Wisdom in Community

Introducing the Lotus Vision:

The Extraordinary Potential of Being

A 2-year program of study and practice for students of all backgrounds and perspectives based on the Lotus Trilogy and other recent texts by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche

Body

We have a full schedule of classes drawn from the disciplines of Yoga, Qi Gong, Kum Nye, and other movement therapy classes. We also offer classes for opening the heart and for developing a meditation practice.

Language

Investigate the role of language and meaning in human experience. Constrained in our understanding of our inner selves and of how we think, work, live, and love, by the limited power of language to fully convey the complexity and richness of human experience, we lose touch with the deeper realities.

Mind

Lack of inner harmony and dissatisfaction with how one’s life is going: such problems frequently arise from not understanding the true nature of mind. Inside every human being is the capacity to fully develop what we've had glimpses of, to fully realize what it is possible for a human being to accomplish when freed from the ingrained limitations that our imperfect understanding allows to get in the way.

Testimonials

The other day I was in a self deprecating mood. I spilled coffee, and said to myself, "You clumsy oaf". Then I remembered that "myself" is just a label anyway. There is no need to waste time being angry at myself.

The power of transformation has changed my choice of mind-words, i.e. I, me, my, mind; less judgemental of self and others from negative emotions; awareness of beauty in new of ways i.e. a cup, frame from window of my eyes, the face of the person I'm talking to, sitting quietly and embraced by moments of clarity; given me hope to live a meaningful life.

Learning more about the mind has helped me to leverage them when I feel my anxieties creeping up. It's been an interesting journey and it really has helped me to make some positive transformations. I no longer live in constant fear of my mind overpowering me.