Lesson series

Overcoming Workplace Burnout and Finding Satisfaction in Your 9-5

Level 100 | Living
Mondays, September 9th- October 14th 2024, 5-6pm PST

6 classes with a final practice review class.
Free cancellation after first class

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In today's fast-paced work environment, burnout is a common challenge faced by many professionals. This course, "Overcoming Workplace Burnout and Finding Satisfaction in Your 9-to-5” is designed to equip you with the tools and strategies needed to not only avoid burnout but to thrive in your professional life.

We will explore ancient wisdom techniques for managing stress, enhancing productivity, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Through interactive sessions and personal case studies, you will learn how to recognize the signs of burnout, implement effective coping mechanisms, and create a supportive work environment that promotes well-being and resilience.

You might also wonder how to incorporate work as a spiritual path.  This course offers you the opportunity to do just that.

When we are finished, you will have a personalized action plan to sustain energy, motivation, and job satisfaction, enabling you to perform at your best while enjoying a fulfilling career integrating your highest values.  Whether you are an employee, manager, or business owner, this course will provide valuable insights and skills to help you and your team thrive in the workplace.
Who is this course for?       
  • Suitable for everyone: Regardless of age, background, or prior study, this course is designed to be inclusive and accessible to all.
  • Ideal for: Individuals seeking deep relaxation, joy, and pathways to positive transformation in their professional and personal lives, particularly those looking to prevent the common workplace burnout prevalent today

What you will gain:

  • Transformative techniques: Learn effective methods to shift your thinking, feeling, and overall being towards a more positive state.
  • Deep relaxation skills: Develop the ability to relax profoundly and experience genuine joy.
  • Community support: Become part of an online community of like-minded individuals, providing mutual support and shared learning experiences.


“This class offers a wealth of everyday nourishing and practical ways to use our daily experiences at work to cultivate energy, awareness and concentration for transformation. The power of stillness is paramount.”
Cathleen E.

“Teri does a wonderful job. Well organized. Thoughtful. A great listener. Caring. First rate”.

Victoria R.
“I learned that awareness is the key to live a fulfilling life and how to operate my life mindfully. Now, I'm confident that I'm moving forward on the way I should go on!”
Keisuke G.


  • Duration: Six weeks of online classes.
  • Session Length: Each class is one and a half hours (90 minutes) per week.
  • Access to Recordings: Classes are recorded, and you will have access to these recordings for personal use for six months.
  • Weekly Structure: Each week features a short presentation, experiential practices, and discussion.
  • Community Engagement: An online community portal allows you to interact and dialogue with fellow students between classes.
  • Supplemental Readings: Students are encouraged to purchase The Gift of Work: Overcoming Workplace Burnout and Finding Satisfaction in Your 9-to-5 which provides the basis for the class.  Additional supplemental readings and articles will be available through the Dharma College Community Portal during the week for those who wish to deepen their understanding.

Weekly Topics

Week 1:  Inner Freedom:  Finding Ourselves Again
Week 2:  The Causes of Stress & Tools to Transform it into Well-Being Moment to Moment.
Week 3:  Working at the Gut Level:  Unleashing Energy and Creativity
Week 4:  Learning to Relax in Tension and Difficulty to Get Better Outcomes.
Week 5:  Working with Change: The Ultimate Challenge
Week 6:  Plan to Prevent Burnout and Thrive

Readings From

Gift of Work

Senior Instructors

Wangmo Dixey

Wangmo Dixey was born in Berkeley, California, in 1969, is the eldest daughter of Venerable Tarthang Tulku. In addition to her role as Director of the College, she is Executive Director of the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International and President of the International Buddhist Association of America. She has been awarded many international accolades for her work in Asia. She holds a BA in International Relations from UCLA and an MA in International Development from American University. Married to Dr. Richard Dixey, she has two children. She was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from Mahachulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya university in Bangkok in 2023.

Teri Beckman

Teri Beckman leads HIGOL, a boutique coaching and consulting company that works with mission-driven leaders to help them increase their community impact and revenue within their organizations by aligning their human, technical, financial resources with their vision.  She has studied and practiced Skillful Means and Buddhist psychology as presented by Tarthang Tulku for thirty years.  She has a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Chapel Hill and is a graduate of the Body Therapy Institute, Spirit of Learning Teacher Training.