Dharma College is an experiential academy for investigating the inner depths of mind and opening to an innate understanding of the treasures and freedom of Being.

Deep within the hearts of all sentient beings is a Great Love that is wishing to be activated and fully expressed for the benefit of the whole world. One could call it awakening, enlightenment, or wisdom - words don’t matter. What matters is a willingness to inquire, challenge and go beyond the known.

We founded Dharma College to connect authentic wisdom traditions to the search for meaning in the uncertainty of everyday life.

At both our landmark building in the heart of Berkeley, California and around the world online, Dharma College is a place to gather and explore self-knowledge. Because there is no single way to do this, we offer a range of accessible courses and retreats and space to share ideas and build community.

Through this, we can move from emotion to feeling, from words to communication, and from thoughts to knowing. After first finding purpose in our own lives, we can better take care of the World.

Our doors are open to all. While rooted in ancient teachings, dharma continues to evolve with each new student and each new conversation. We invite you to find a path that’s right for you.

We offer five two month terms a year, with weekly online classes ranging from 30 to 90 minutes. Our classes are interactive, with recordings held on our website for six months. If you take a class with us, our community portal holds your class recordings alongside class specific and general chatrooms. Most of our courses end with an optional weekend urban retreat held at our Berkeley headquarters if you would like to visit us. Do join the Dharma college community and find out for yourself!

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Sitting at the convergence of Eastern and Western spiritual and intellectual traditions, classes at Dharma College offer multiple paths to self-realization
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Located in the heart of Berkeley, California, Dharma College’s landmark building brings together people of all stripes to discover new ideas and strengthen community.
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Thousands of Happy Students

Life, Reimagined

"Robin has a wonderful warm way of conveying Tarthang Tulku’s teachings that really bring them to light and focus. The analogies and exercises brought fresh perspectives to the teachings for me. There was so much presented in a clear fashion that I can revisit and absorb for a long time. And yet it was energizing. Thank You!"

Mindful Working

"This course is not your regular meditation group designed to keep you on track with a meditation practice. Wangmo organizes some very deep concepts that feel like they come from an undiluted ancient source. The simplicity is refreshing and far reaching in foundation. The thoughtful progression of themes and exercises over the 28 days could be applied directly and in real time. I believe this will have a lasting effect on my present life. The title of the workshop Joy and concentration is on target."

Everyday Wellness

"Informative and helpful on intellectual, health and spiritual levels. Thanks to the good doctors as well as Dharma College for offering this class."

Clear Understanding

“Really helpful in helping me understand my mind… answering questions I have had for many years. Look forward to more learning and study and practice with Dharma College.”

Activating Wisdom

"Delightfully playful, opening, and alive class. This exploratory group process made my dedication to Lotus Trilogy even stronger."

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