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!