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Upcoming Events

November 2021

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  • 30 Minutes a Day of Mastering Successful Work Enroll
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  • Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Section V) Enroll
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  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)
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  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)
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  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll
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  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)
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  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)
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  • Abhidhamma and Mind
  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll
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  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)
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  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)
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  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll
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  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)
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  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)
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  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll
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November 1, 2021
  • 30 Minutes a Day of Mastering Successful Work Enroll

    November 1, 2021  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    30 Minutes a Day of Mastering Successful Work

    How do we achieve our professional goals without losing focus on our work-life balance? How do we use our work as a spiritual path to mastering our own qualities of concentration, energy, and joy? We will set each day with daily meditation and use a daily journal to create goals and see where we have blockages to directing our fullest potential. Students have commented on this class as achieving noticeable results when we share our direct experiences and bring accountability in a group for working on specific individual projects.

    We will be using readings from Mastering Successful Work and Patterns for Sucess in our daily meditations.

November 2, 2021
  • Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Section V) Enroll

    November 2, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits

    Open to all those who have studied Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (4). This course will complete the commentary on Revelations of Mind.

November 3, 2021
  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)

    November 3, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time

    Since the Age of Enlightenment, modernity has inculcated a view of identity that separates the mind from the world, and in which space and time are considered
    nothing more than convenient maps and background mediums for human affairs. This separation from both the natural world and our natural intelligence has
    resulted in increasing alienation, spatial crowding and temporal acceleration, culminating in a climate crisis with its destabilizing effects on economies and the
    potential for civilizational collapse. It’s almost as if space and time and even knowledge have turned against us. While mindfulness techniques have helped
    people to reduce their stress and anxiety in a world out of balance, we need more than palliatives and coping skills. The meta-crisis that we face is partly due to a
    failure in our ability to see how our ways of knowing, being and acting are short-sighted and have bound us to repetitive cycles of suffering. We lack a vision that
    can helps us to use knowledge to embody space and time in ways that promote the growth of freedom.

    In this course, we will engage in a new kind of inquiry, using Tarthang Tulku’s seminal book, Time, Space, and Knowledge. We will explore Space, Time and
    Knowledge as fundamental facets of human experience, offering visionary pathways for expanding our natural intelligence, intrinsic freedom, and direct
    nourishment of our humanity. The course will utilize weekly readings, discussions and practice of exercises.

    There will be one week off during Thanksgiving Break (Week of November 22nd-26th).

November 5, 2021
  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)

    November 5, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Lotus Language, Part 1   Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human

    How we understand our objects—and how we understand ourselves as subjects—will be strongly dependent on how we work with language, and how language works with us.

                                        The Lotus’ Many Petals xxxiv

     

    This class is an ongoing exploration of how language influences our inner experience, conditions our senses, and is foundational to our identity. Tolerance and understanding are cultivated through the spirit of language, and we can develop our human potential to express the openness of knowledge.

     Instructor: Abbe Blum

November 6, 2021
  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll

    November 6, 2021  10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Practicing Embodiment

    Maybe at first, you will just be staying in this beautiful space for a short time, as if it were a hotel room. But eventually, as you settle in, you could make your life here. Once we are at home in knowledge, we may discover many opportunities to help others.

                                                    Afterword, Lotus Mind, 221

    During this one-hour weekly class, students of Rinpoche’s Lotus Trilogy engage in contemplations and activities that help unbind and unwind the regime of mind’s production process. What is it like to settle into a home in which knowledge is integrated into our lives? As we activate wide-angle seeing, as deeper senses open up, changes in understanding and experience materially affect our conduct. If you have taken courses in the Trilogy and are looking for how to continue this study, you are welcome to join this practice. Each semester takes up one of the Lotus books: Lotus Language practice starts on October 23.

    Saturdays, October 23 - December 11  10:30-11:30 AM Pacific 

November 10, 2021
  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)

    November 10, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time

    Since the Age of Enlightenment, modernity has inculcated a view of identity that separates the mind from the world, and in which space and time are considered
    nothing more than convenient maps and background mediums for human affairs. This separation from both the natural world and our natural intelligence has
    resulted in increasing alienation, spatial crowding and temporal acceleration, culminating in a climate crisis with its destabilizing effects on economies and the
    potential for civilizational collapse. It’s almost as if space and time and even knowledge have turned against us. While mindfulness techniques have helped
    people to reduce their stress and anxiety in a world out of balance, we need more than palliatives and coping skills. The meta-crisis that we face is partly due to a
    failure in our ability to see how our ways of knowing, being and acting are short-sighted and have bound us to repetitive cycles of suffering. We lack a vision that
    can helps us to use knowledge to embody space and time in ways that promote the growth of freedom.

    In this course, we will engage in a new kind of inquiry, using Tarthang Tulku’s seminal book, Time, Space, and Knowledge. We will explore Space, Time and
    Knowledge as fundamental facets of human experience, offering visionary pathways for expanding our natural intelligence, intrinsic freedom, and direct
    nourishment of our humanity. The course will utilize weekly readings, discussions and practice of exercises.

    There will be one week off during Thanksgiving Break (Week of November 22nd-26th).

November 12, 2021
  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)

    November 12, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Lotus Language, Part 1   Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human

    How we understand our objects—and how we understand ourselves as subjects—will be strongly dependent on how we work with language, and how language works with us.

                                        The Lotus’ Many Petals xxxiv

     

    This class is an ongoing exploration of how language influences our inner experience, conditions our senses, and is foundational to our identity. Tolerance and understanding are cultivated through the spirit of language, and we can develop our human potential to express the openness of knowledge.

     Instructor: Abbe Blum

November 13, 2021
  • Abhidhamma and Mind

    November 13, 2021

    Chapter 8: Dependent origination and conditional relations.

    Each class will be given in two sessions, from 10 am to 12 noon, and from 2 pm to 4 pm PT = 1 pm to 3 pm, and 5 pm to 7 pm. These times are according to Pacific Standard-Times (PST). The two sessions are sequential, not repetitions of the same class.

  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll

    November 13, 2021  10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Practicing Embodiment

    Maybe at first, you will just be staying in this beautiful space for a short time, as if it were a hotel room. But eventually, as you settle in, you could make your life here. Once we are at home in knowledge, we may discover many opportunities to help others.

                                                    Afterword, Lotus Mind, 221

    During this one-hour weekly class, students of Rinpoche’s Lotus Trilogy engage in contemplations and activities that help unbind and unwind the regime of mind’s production process. What is it like to settle into a home in which knowledge is integrated into our lives? As we activate wide-angle seeing, as deeper senses open up, changes in understanding and experience materially affect our conduct. If you have taken courses in the Trilogy and are looking for how to continue this study, you are welcome to join this practice. Each semester takes up one of the Lotus books: Lotus Language practice starts on October 23.

    Saturdays, October 23 - December 11  10:30-11:30 AM Pacific 

November 17, 2021
  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)

    November 17, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time

    Since the Age of Enlightenment, modernity has inculcated a view of identity that separates the mind from the world, and in which space and time are considered
    nothing more than convenient maps and background mediums for human affairs. This separation from both the natural world and our natural intelligence has
    resulted in increasing alienation, spatial crowding and temporal acceleration, culminating in a climate crisis with its destabilizing effects on economies and the
    potential for civilizational collapse. It’s almost as if space and time and even knowledge have turned against us. While mindfulness techniques have helped
    people to reduce their stress and anxiety in a world out of balance, we need more than palliatives and coping skills. The meta-crisis that we face is partly due to a
    failure in our ability to see how our ways of knowing, being and acting are short-sighted and have bound us to repetitive cycles of suffering. We lack a vision that
    can helps us to use knowledge to embody space and time in ways that promote the growth of freedom.

    In this course, we will engage in a new kind of inquiry, using Tarthang Tulku’s seminal book, Time, Space, and Knowledge. We will explore Space, Time and
    Knowledge as fundamental facets of human experience, offering visionary pathways for expanding our natural intelligence, intrinsic freedom, and direct
    nourishment of our humanity. The course will utilize weekly readings, discussions and practice of exercises.

    There will be one week off during Thanksgiving Break (Week of November 22nd-26th).

November 19, 2021
  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)

    November 19, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Lotus Language, Part 1   Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human

    How we understand our objects—and how we understand ourselves as subjects—will be strongly dependent on how we work with language, and how language works with us.

                                        The Lotus’ Many Petals xxxiv

     

    This class is an ongoing exploration of how language influences our inner experience, conditions our senses, and is foundational to our identity. Tolerance and understanding are cultivated through the spirit of language, and we can develop our human potential to express the openness of knowledge.

     Instructor: Abbe Blum

November 20, 2021
  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll

    November 20, 2021  10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Practicing Embodiment

    Maybe at first, you will just be staying in this beautiful space for a short time, as if it were a hotel room. But eventually, as you settle in, you could make your life here. Once we are at home in knowledge, we may discover many opportunities to help others.

                                                    Afterword, Lotus Mind, 221

    During this one-hour weekly class, students of Rinpoche’s Lotus Trilogy engage in contemplations and activities that help unbind and unwind the regime of mind’s production process. What is it like to settle into a home in which knowledge is integrated into our lives? As we activate wide-angle seeing, as deeper senses open up, changes in understanding and experience materially affect our conduct. If you have taken courses in the Trilogy and are looking for how to continue this study, you are welcome to join this practice. Each semester takes up one of the Lotus books: Lotus Language practice starts on October 23.

    Saturdays, October 23 - December 11  10:30-11:30 AM Pacific 

November 24, 2021
  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)

    November 24, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time

    Since the Age of Enlightenment, modernity has inculcated a view of identity that separates the mind from the world, and in which space and time are considered
    nothing more than convenient maps and background mediums for human affairs. This separation from both the natural world and our natural intelligence has
    resulted in increasing alienation, spatial crowding and temporal acceleration, culminating in a climate crisis with its destabilizing effects on economies and the
    potential for civilizational collapse. It’s almost as if space and time and even knowledge have turned against us. While mindfulness techniques have helped
    people to reduce their stress and anxiety in a world out of balance, we need more than palliatives and coping skills. The meta-crisis that we face is partly due to a
    failure in our ability to see how our ways of knowing, being and acting are short-sighted and have bound us to repetitive cycles of suffering. We lack a vision that
    can helps us to use knowledge to embody space and time in ways that promote the growth of freedom.

    In this course, we will engage in a new kind of inquiry, using Tarthang Tulku’s seminal book, Time, Space, and Knowledge. We will explore Space, Time and
    Knowledge as fundamental facets of human experience, offering visionary pathways for expanding our natural intelligence, intrinsic freedom, and direct
    nourishment of our humanity. The course will utilize weekly readings, discussions and practice of exercises.

    There will be one week off during Thanksgiving Break (Week of November 22nd-26th).

November 26, 2021
  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)

    November 26, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Lotus Language, Part 1   Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human

    How we understand our objects—and how we understand ourselves as subjects—will be strongly dependent on how we work with language, and how language works with us.

                                        The Lotus’ Many Petals xxxiv

     

    This class is an ongoing exploration of how language influences our inner experience, conditions our senses, and is foundational to our identity. Tolerance and understanding are cultivated through the spirit of language, and we can develop our human potential to express the openness of knowledge.

     Instructor: Abbe Blum

November 27, 2021
  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll

    November 27, 2021  10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Practicing Embodiment

    Maybe at first, you will just be staying in this beautiful space for a short time, as if it were a hotel room. But eventually, as you settle in, you could make your life here. Once we are at home in knowledge, we may discover many opportunities to help others.

                                                    Afterword, Lotus Mind, 221

    During this one-hour weekly class, students of Rinpoche’s Lotus Trilogy engage in contemplations and activities that help unbind and unwind the regime of mind’s production process. What is it like to settle into a home in which knowledge is integrated into our lives? As we activate wide-angle seeing, as deeper senses open up, changes in understanding and experience materially affect our conduct. If you have taken courses in the Trilogy and are looking for how to continue this study, you are welcome to join this practice. Each semester takes up one of the Lotus books: Lotus Language practice starts on October 23.

    Saturdays, October 23 - December 11  10:30-11:30 AM Pacific