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October 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Lotus Body III
  • Meditation Six Minutes a Day
  • Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of COVID
2
  • Practicing Embodiment
3
4
  • The Art of Letting Go
5
  • Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Section IV)
6
  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)
7
  • Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1
8
  • Lotus Body III
  • Meditation Six Minutes a Day
  • Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of COVID
9
  • Abhidhamma and Mind
  • Practicing Embodiment
10
11
  • The Art of Letting Go
12
  • Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Section IV)
13
  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)
14
  • Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1
15
  • Meditation Six Minutes a Day
  • Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of COVID
16
17
18
  • The Art of Letting Go
19
  • Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Revision Course by Teacher Assistants-Section IV)
20
21
  • Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1
22
  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)
  • Meditation Six Minutes a Day
  • Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of COVID
23
  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll
24
25
26
  • Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Revision Course by Teacher Assistants-Section IV)
27
  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)
28
  • Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1
29
  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)
  • Meditation Six Minutes a Day
  • Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of COVID
30
  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll
31
October 1, 2021
  • Lotus Body III

    October 1, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Fridays, 10-11:30 AM, September 3- October 8, 2021

     

    Body is not the enemy, not the obstacle – we don’t have to be at the mercy of what we automatically think, feel, and perceive. This class is an ongoing exploration of how body and mind interact. In Part 3 we explore the last section of Lotus Body. Turning the telescope around, it’s possible to open a deeper, authentic and practical understanding of our embodiment and potential. 

  • Meditation Six Minutes a Day

    October 1, 2021  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Fri Sep 10, 12:00 PM - Fri Oct 29, 12:30 PM (PDT) 

    For anyone who wishes to begin meditation or deepen their meditation practice, this focused course develops a simple 3-minute meditation approach building on a practice of calm awareness. Short focused sessions are extremely effective in developing a base for self-awareness which will be explored in a second eight-week course in November. 

    This is a donation-based class.

  • Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of COVID

    October 1, 2021  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Promoting well-being during the time of COVID

    Fri Oct 1, 5:00 PM - Fri Nov 5, 6:00 PM (PDT) 

    Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of Covid.
    How to keep a healthy body and mind with Lotus Healing. 
    This class, taught by two physicians and long term students of Tarthang Tulku, will focus on updates and advice on how to stay healthy in mind and body during this time of Covid, including notes on supplements and nutrition to maintain a healthy immune system, the importance of exercise and good sleep practices, as well as quotes and readings on caring and healing from the Lotus Healing series of books. Each hour will also include a short period of Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) or basic meditation practice. All are welcome.

October 2, 2021
  • Practicing Embodiment

    October 2, 2021  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Sat Sep 4, 10:30 AM - Sat Oct 9, 11:30 AM (PDT) 

    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 will take up one of the Lotus books: Lotus Body practice starts this Fall. 

October 4, 2021
  • The Art of Letting Go

    October 4, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    The Art of Letting Go

    Mon Sep 20, 10:00 AM - Mon Oct 25, 11:00 AM (PDT)

    There is an art of letting go. Work with our direct experience to move through pain and challenging circumstances. These are perfect opportunities for us to practice letting go. 

    "We can celebrate our own innate freedom. We are free from what religious traditions would call suffering at the social level of conditions and situations, and at the personal level, where we have learned to live with feelings of inadequacy, incompleteness, and anxiety. I commit to freedom when I commit to a path of inquiry that sets no boundaries." Light of Lotus Master

    We will be reading from Openness Mind and Gesture of Balance. This class is open to anyone interested in cultivating a spiritual path and connecting with a virtual community of spiritual friends.

October 5, 2021
  • Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Section IV)

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

    Tue Sep 7, 10:00 AM - Tue Oct 12, 11:30 AM (PDT) 

    For all those who took Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Sections 1-3) this new course based on the second volume of the commentary will cover Revelations of Mind (section 4).

    Book to be purchased separately through Dharma Publishing or Amazon (mid-July launch). It is available at www.dharma-publishing.com

    Live on zoom and recorded for all registrants.

October 6, 2021
  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)

    October 6, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and TimeSEPT 8 th – OCT.13/ Nov 10-DEC 22 (10-11:30am)Two six week sessions (Part 1 & Part 2)

    Instructors 
    Dr Ron Purser

    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.

October 7, 2021
  • Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1

    October 7, 2021  9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1 (Every Thursday)

    Thu Sep 23, 9:00 AM - Thu Oct 28, 10:30 AM (PDT) 

    For entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds looking to build sustainable organizations.  

    Each participant will use their organization as a learning lab to create sustainable structures for leading mission critical initiatives, opening to creativity and honing resilience, aligning vision with practical execution. This course will be highly experiential. Come to the course with a positive change you want to make in your organization or a project you want to launch that has the potential to be of great value to yourself, your team, your clients, customers or constituents. 

    Participants will have the opportunity weekly to share in real time how they are applying what they are learning and receive feedback and coaching. Prepare to discover a new way to engage in business that fully integrates your highest values and calling with your company's goals and the needs of your team. 

    Class size is limited to twelve. 

    Readings from Mastering Successful Work Master Work. They can be bought from Lotus Bookstore. 

October 8, 2021
  • Lotus Body III

    October 8, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Fridays, 10-11:30 AM, September 3- October 8, 2021

     

    Body is not the enemy, not the obstacle – we don’t have to be at the mercy of what we automatically think, feel, and perceive. This class is an ongoing exploration of how body and mind interact. In Part 3 we explore the last section of Lotus Body. Turning the telescope around, it’s possible to open a deeper, authentic and practical understanding of our embodiment and potential. 

  • Meditation Six Minutes a Day

    October 8, 2021  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Fri Sep 10, 12:00 PM - Fri Oct 29, 12:30 PM (PDT) 

    For anyone who wishes to begin meditation or deepen their meditation practice, this focused course develops a simple 3-minute meditation approach building on a practice of calm awareness. Short focused sessions are extremely effective in developing a base for self-awareness which will be explored in a second eight-week course in November. 

    This is a donation-based class.

  • Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of COVID

    October 8, 2021  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Promoting well-being during the time of COVID

    Fri Oct 1, 5:00 PM - Fri Nov 5, 6:00 PM (PDT) 

    Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of Covid.
    How to keep a healthy body and mind with Lotus Healing. 
    This class, taught by two physicians and long term students of Tarthang Tulku, will focus on updates and advice on how to stay healthy in mind and body during this time of Covid, including notes on supplements and nutrition to maintain a healthy immune system, the importance of exercise and good sleep practices, as well as quotes and readings on caring and healing from the Lotus Healing series of books. Each hour will also include a short period of Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) or basic meditation practice. All are welcome.

October 9, 2021
  • Abhidhamma and Mind

    October 9, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Chapter 7: Defilements, aids to enlightenment, and factors of experience.

    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

    October 9, 2021  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Sat Sep 4, 10:30 AM - Sat Oct 9, 11:30 AM (PDT) 

    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 will take up one of the Lotus books: Lotus Body practice starts this Fall. 

October 11, 2021
  • The Art of Letting Go

    October 11, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    The Art of Letting Go

    Mon Sep 20, 10:00 AM - Mon Oct 25, 11:00 AM (PDT)

    There is an art of letting go. Work with our direct experience to move through pain and challenging circumstances. These are perfect opportunities for us to practice letting go. 

    "We can celebrate our own innate freedom. We are free from what religious traditions would call suffering at the social level of conditions and situations, and at the personal level, where we have learned to live with feelings of inadequacy, incompleteness, and anxiety. I commit to freedom when I commit to a path of inquiry that sets no boundaries." Light of Lotus Master

    We will be reading from Openness Mind and Gesture of Balance. This class is open to anyone interested in cultivating a spiritual path and connecting with a virtual community of spiritual friends.

October 12, 2021
  • Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Section IV)

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

    Tue Sep 7, 10:00 AM - Tue Oct 12, 11:30 AM (PDT) 

    For all those who took Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Sections 1-3) this new course based on the second volume of the commentary will cover Revelations of Mind (section 4).

    Book to be purchased separately through Dharma Publishing or Amazon (mid-July launch). It is available at www.dharma-publishing.com

    Live on zoom and recorded for all registrants.

October 13, 2021
  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)

    October 13, 2021  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and TimeSEPT 8 th – OCT.13/ Nov 10-DEC 22 (10-11:30am)Two six week sessions (Part 1 & Part 2)

    Instructors 
    Dr Ron Purser

    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.

October 14, 2021
  • Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1

    October 14, 2021  9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1 (Every Thursday)

    Thu Sep 23, 9:00 AM - Thu Oct 28, 10:30 AM (PDT) 

    For entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds looking to build sustainable organizations.  

    Each participant will use their organization as a learning lab to create sustainable structures for leading mission critical initiatives, opening to creativity and honing resilience, aligning vision with practical execution. This course will be highly experiential. Come to the course with a positive change you want to make in your organization or a project you want to launch that has the potential to be of great value to yourself, your team, your clients, customers or constituents. 

    Participants will have the opportunity weekly to share in real time how they are applying what they are learning and receive feedback and coaching. Prepare to discover a new way to engage in business that fully integrates your highest values and calling with your company's goals and the needs of your team. 

    Class size is limited to twelve. 

    Readings from Mastering Successful Work Master Work. They can be bought from Lotus Bookstore. 

October 15, 2021
  • Meditation Six Minutes a Day

    October 15, 2021  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Fri Sep 10, 12:00 PM - Fri Oct 29, 12:30 PM (PDT) 

    For anyone who wishes to begin meditation or deepen their meditation practice, this focused course develops a simple 3-minute meditation approach building on a practice of calm awareness. Short focused sessions are extremely effective in developing a base for self-awareness which will be explored in a second eight-week course in November. 

    This is a donation-based class.

  • Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of COVID

    October 15, 2021  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Promoting well-being during the time of COVID

    Fri Oct 1, 5:00 PM - Fri Nov 5, 6:00 PM (PDT) 

    Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of Covid.
    How to keep a healthy body and mind with Lotus Healing. 
    This class, taught by two physicians and long term students of Tarthang Tulku, will focus on updates and advice on how to stay healthy in mind and body during this time of Covid, including notes on supplements and nutrition to maintain a healthy immune system, the importance of exercise and good sleep practices, as well as quotes and readings on caring and healing from the Lotus Healing series of books. Each hour will also include a short period of Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) or basic meditation practice. All are welcome.

October 18, 2021
  • The Art of Letting Go

    October 18, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    The Art of Letting Go

    Mon Sep 20, 10:00 AM - Mon Oct 25, 11:00 AM (PDT)

    There is an art of letting go. Work with our direct experience to move through pain and challenging circumstances. These are perfect opportunities for us to practice letting go. 

    "We can celebrate our own innate freedom. We are free from what religious traditions would call suffering at the social level of conditions and situations, and at the personal level, where we have learned to live with feelings of inadequacy, incompleteness, and anxiety. I commit to freedom when I commit to a path of inquiry that sets no boundaries." Light of Lotus Master

    We will be reading from Openness Mind and Gesture of Balance. This class is open to anyone interested in cultivating a spiritual path and connecting with a virtual community of spiritual friends.

October 19, 2021
  • Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Revision Course by Teacher Assistants-Section IV)

    October 19, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am

     (Free) Tue Oct 19, 10:00 AM - Tue Oct 26, 11:00 AM (PDT)

    Open to all those who have taken the class on Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits, Part IV. Two one-hour revision classes will be offered by the Teacher Assistants.

October 21, 2021
  • Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1

    October 21, 2021  9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1 (Every Thursday)

    Thu Sep 23, 9:00 AM - Thu Oct 28, 10:30 AM (PDT) 

    For entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds looking to build sustainable organizations.  

    Each participant will use their organization as a learning lab to create sustainable structures for leading mission critical initiatives, opening to creativity and honing resilience, aligning vision with practical execution. This course will be highly experiential. Come to the course with a positive change you want to make in your organization or a project you want to launch that has the potential to be of great value to yourself, your team, your clients, customers or constituents. 

    Participants will have the opportunity weekly to share in real time how they are applying what they are learning and receive feedback and coaching. Prepare to discover a new way to engage in business that fully integrates your highest values and calling with your company's goals and the needs of your team. 

    Class size is limited to twelve. 

    Readings from Mastering Successful Work Master Work. They can be bought from Lotus Bookstore. 

October 22, 2021
  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)

    October 22, 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

  • Meditation Six Minutes a Day

    October 22, 2021  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Fri Sep 10, 12:00 PM - Fri Oct 29, 12:30 PM (PDT) 

    For anyone who wishes to begin meditation or deepen their meditation practice, this focused course develops a simple 3-minute meditation approach building on a practice of calm awareness. Short focused sessions are extremely effective in developing a base for self-awareness which will be explored in a second eight-week course in November. 

    This is a donation-based class.

  • Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of COVID

    October 22, 2021  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Promoting well-being during the time of COVID

    Fri Oct 1, 5:00 PM - Fri Nov 5, 6:00 PM (PDT) 

    Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of Covid.
    How to keep a healthy body and mind with Lotus Healing. 
    This class, taught by two physicians and long term students of Tarthang Tulku, will focus on updates and advice on how to stay healthy in mind and body during this time of Covid, including notes on supplements and nutrition to maintain a healthy immune system, the importance of exercise and good sleep practices, as well as quotes and readings on caring and healing from the Lotus Healing series of books. Each hour will also include a short period of Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) or basic meditation practice. All are welcome.

October 23, 2021
  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll

    October 23, 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 

October 26, 2021
  • Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Revision Course by Teacher Assistants-Section IV)

    October 26, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am

     (Free) Tue Oct 19, 10:00 AM - Tue Oct 26, 11:00 AM (PDT)

    Open to all those who have taken the class on Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits, Part IV. Two one-hour revision classes will be offered by the Teacher Assistants.

October 27, 2021
  • Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Freedom in Space and Time (Every Wednesday)

    October 27, 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).

October 28, 2021
  • Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1

    October 28, 2021  9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Mastering Successful Work: Bringing Ease and Clarity to Your Start-Up Organization and Projects. Part 1 (Every Thursday)

    Thu Sep 23, 9:00 AM - Thu Oct 28, 10:30 AM (PDT) 

    For entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds looking to build sustainable organizations.  

    Each participant will use their organization as a learning lab to create sustainable structures for leading mission critical initiatives, opening to creativity and honing resilience, aligning vision with practical execution. This course will be highly experiential. Come to the course with a positive change you want to make in your organization or a project you want to launch that has the potential to be of great value to yourself, your team, your clients, customers or constituents. 

    Participants will have the opportunity weekly to share in real time how they are applying what they are learning and receive feedback and coaching. Prepare to discover a new way to engage in business that fully integrates your highest values and calling with your company's goals and the needs of your team. 

    Class size is limited to twelve. 

    Readings from Mastering Successful Work Master Work. They can be bought from Lotus Bookstore. 

October 29, 2021
  • Framed by Language: What it Means to be Human (Lotus Language, Part 1)

    October 29, 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

  • Meditation Six Minutes a Day

    October 29, 2021  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Fri Sep 10, 12:00 PM - Fri Oct 29, 12:30 PM (PDT) 

    For anyone who wishes to begin meditation or deepen their meditation practice, this focused course develops a simple 3-minute meditation approach building on a practice of calm awareness. Short focused sessions are extremely effective in developing a base for self-awareness which will be explored in a second eight-week course in November. 

    This is a donation-based class.

  • Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of COVID

    October 29, 2021  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Promoting well-being during the time of COVID

    Fri Oct 1, 5:00 PM - Fri Nov 5, 6:00 PM (PDT) 

    Promoting inner resilience and well being during the time of Covid.
    How to keep a healthy body and mind with Lotus Healing. 
    This class, taught by two physicians and long term students of Tarthang Tulku, will focus on updates and advice on how to stay healthy in mind and body during this time of Covid, including notes on supplements and nutrition to maintain a healthy immune system, the importance of exercise and good sleep practices, as well as quotes and readings on caring and healing from the Lotus Healing series of books. Each hour will also include a short period of Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) or basic meditation practice. All are welcome.

October 30, 2021
  • Practicing Embodiment (Every Saturday) Enroll

    October 30, 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