Lesson series

Searcher Reaches Land's Limits (Part 4 of 5)

Level 200 | Understanding
Tuesdays, March 12th to April 23rd, 10:00-11:30 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 Richard Dixey’s 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, and a weekly movement class.  

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 freedom within mind that is totally unexpected. This new freedom is deepened until it can be accessed at any point- a true Revelation of Mind.

Testimonials

" This is a unique course about theory and practice of non-conceptual knowing/understanding. Richard Dixey is a clear and knowledgeable instructor and the content is grounded on conceptual, structured teachings. This series of classes have altered my view! "
Tania V.
" I’ve studied Buddhism for 40 years plus and the searcher course was a real eye-opener answering many questions that I'd puzzled over, all of this in my own language without any jargon. It really is a pleasure to take part in a course like this. A really interesting and unique course, a game changer and highly recommended. "
Andy W.
 " This is a superb class--referring to the entire Searcher Reaches Land's Limits series. Participants from widely different backgrounds engaged in careful, systematic reading of Revelations of Mind and the commentary, week by week, a few chapters at a time. The class is suitable for anyone who lives in a body and has a mind. It requires reading, contemplation, and engagement with the material to reap the benefits, but the support and guidance is there. This is extraordinary material and very, very well presented. "
Lauri H.

Format

Classes meet online for six weeks, for one and a half hours a week. Classes are recorded and accessible for six months. Each week, there will be a short lecture followed by experiential practices and discussion. Weekly handouts will provide inspirational readings and the instructions you need to continue your experiential learning at home. An online community portal gives you the optional ability to meet and dialog with your fellow students. A review class is offered at the end of each term, and an embodied movement practice class is offered weekly.

Weekly Topics

Term 4
Week 1: No characteristics, no expectations
Week 2: Stopping the world 
Week 3: A shift in the center of being 
Week 4: Connecting to a cause
Week 5: Working with reactivity
Week 6: Overcoming Stoicism
Week 7: Review class

Readings From

Senior Instructor

Dr. Richard Dixey

Richard Dixey holds a Ph.D. from London University, an M.A. with distinction in the history and philosophy of science from London University, and a B.A. Hons from Oxford. He was director of the Bioelectronic Research Unit at St Bartholomew's hospital in London for fourteen years before founding and becoming the Chief Executive of Phytopharm PLC, a biotechnology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Richard has been a student of Buddhism since 1972 and has traveled extensively in the Himalayas, India and South East Asia. He is currently an advisor to the Khyentse Foundation.

Assisted by :

Khandro Kunzang 

Khandro Kunzang has been a devoted student and follower of the Dharma and traveled to Nepal to pursue her practice of the Dharma, studying under eminent Nyingma Yogis, and completing traditional retreats. She was enthroned as a Lama in 2011. Since the passing of her late husband, Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche in 2017, Khandro Kunzang divides her time between teaching and leading retreats throughout Europe, Mexico and the US; serves as the Executive Director for Saraswati Bhawan and Phurba Thinley Ling in Lansing, Iowa; oversees the translations and publications of practice texts available on Saraswati Publications; heads the P’hurba Peace Mandala Project International; and offers teachings, guidance and support to students world-wide. She integrates the writings of Tarthang Tulku with her Dharma teachings, and became a certified Kum Nye Yoga instructor in 2019.