Lesson series

Awakening to Health  

Level 100
Mondays, January 28th - March 18th, 2024, 9:00-10:00 AM PST
All videos are recorded, allowing you to view them at your convenience.
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"We may think of caring for ourselves as a selfish act, assuming that any care we extend ourselves takes away from the caring we can offer others. But this is not true. Rather, a willingness to care for ourselves expands our ability to care for others because our hearts are open to the warmth of what is precious in each of us. We grow in our ability to care when we practice opening our hearts to all beings, including ourselves."
Tarthang Tulku. Caring. xxi

Eat your veggies, shake your booty and get over it! Nutrition, Exercise and Stress Management are the keys to Awakening to Health, which is a precondition to caring for others.
  • The Awakening to health Program will consist of 60-minute meetings on a regular basis.

The curriculum will be presentations on Nutrition, Exercise and Stress Management, with an emphasis on meditative and contemplative practices derived from Tarthang Tulku’s books, mainly – Gesture of Great Love, Caring and Joy of Being.


Dr. Bob Dozor

Bob Dozor is the Medical Director of the Integrative Medical Clinic of Santa Rosa and the Nyingma Senior Retreat Center at Ratna Ling. He holds a BA from the University of Chicago in the history and philosophy of science and an MD from the University of California, San Francisco. He has been a student of Buddhism since the 1960’s and a student of Venerable Tarthang Tulku since 1972.