Lesson series

Searcher Reaches Land's Limits (Part 2 of 5)

Level 200 | Understanding
Wednesdays, March 6th to April 17th 2024, 11:00-12:30 AM PST

All videos are recorded, allowing you to view them at your convenience.
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Description

This one year course works through Tarthang Rinpoche’s Revelations of Mind, using the commentary, Searcher Reaches Lands Limits. There are five six week terms, totaling 30 classes overall, with a revision class at the end of each term.

Mind itself has rarely been the subject of serious observation and sustained inquiry. This can reveal a way of understanding that dissolves our problems and blossoms into creative freedom. As it is, beset by misunderstanding, our world staggers from one crisis to the next. Imprisoned by our own concepts, blind to the effects they have on our behaviors, it’s hard to find a way forward. The path of understanding addresses these problems directly. We’ll begin with how mind can examine mind, then explore inner narratives. We explore how cognition is structured, leading to a new appreciation of how we construct our experience. Closely coupling classes with meditation exercises, we deepen our understanding of the ongoing relationship between what we see and what we think, revealing a powerful freedom within mind that is totally unexpected. This new freedom is deepened until it can be accessed at any point, awake or asleep - a true Revelation of Mind.

Testimonials

“These classes the teacher, are of the highest calibre- not presenting a comfortable, feel good meditation but expertly presenting trusted tools to avoid getting trapped, tricked in the mind regime, the perspective we have all been presented…how to ‘thaw, to ‘cut through’, invite the dynamic interplay of Space, Time, Knowledge that is our true being, the only real reality…”
Morgan M.
“Really helpful in helping me understand my mind... answering questions I have had for many years.  Look forward to more learning and study and practice with Dharma College.”
Teri B.
“The course was wonderful - -  Searcher is an inspiring book enhanced by Kathleen's knowledge and passion for sharing the ideas contained within it.”
Jean D.

Format

Classes meet online for six weeks, for one and a half hours a week. Classes are recorded and you will have access to the recordings for six months. Each week, there will be a lecture (approximately one hour) followed by experiential practices and discussion. Experiential practices to enhance learning are provided to explore between classes. There will be a review class at the end of each term. An online community portal gives you the optional ability to meet and dialog with your fellow students.

Weekly Topics

Term 2
Week 1: Opening the path
Week 2: Finding the calm state
Week 3: A staff for the Taklamakan
Week 4: Going beyond the known
Week 5: Deeping our enquiry
Week 6: Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth
Week 7: Review class

Readings From

Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits, Volume I and Volume II  A Commentary on “Revelations of Mind by Dr. Richard Dixey

Senior Instructor

Dr. William Wright

William Wright holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and Computer Artificial Intelligence from the University of California at San Diego, and an M.S. in Artificial Intelligence from The University of Oregon. William has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and student of Tarthang Tulku since 1969, and a lifelong explorer in the Philosophy of Mind. For the last 22 years he has lived quietly in his remote forest home near the Summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. He has recently come back down to town and is now fully engaged in the urban world.