Discover the Dharma Way

Dear Dharma College Community,

It is truly a blessing to bring the dharma into our daily lives. Yet, how can we ensure it becomes an integral part of our modern livelihood? At Dharma College, our aim is for everyone to embrace dharma as a backdrop to their living experience, particularly during times of stress and unease.

Our founder, Venerable Tarthang Tulku, one of the last living Dzogchen masters fully trained in Tibet in this century, dedicated Dharma College with a profound vision. In his opening remarks, he shared his reasons for establishing Dharma College. Since then, we have diligently sought out professors and students who can engage deeply with the dharma, allowing this timeless knowledge to grow and expand like a full lotus. Just have a look at our core faculty here.  We have some exciting news to share of new teachers who will be joining us in 2025. 

As we enter our seventh year under my directorship, I would like to remind you of our mission and vision. I encourage each of you to sign up for a fresh year of new classes, starting Fall 2024. Give yourself the best gift—the gift of dharma. Have a look and sign up today! You may even feel inspired to share this with a loved one.Our student feedback continues to be exceptional, with most classes consistently receiving a 5/5 rating. You can read them below each class.
Reimagining Wisdom for Modern Times 

Dharma College was founded in response to the yearning in our secular Western society for the transcendent -- for an authentic spiritual path deeply rooted in ancient wisdom -- yet free from the dogma and trappings of religious traditions.

To meet this challenge, Dharma College draws inspiration from an impeccable lineage of teachings from some of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist masters. We are dedicated to reimagining this wisdom, offering these timeless teachings in ways that are accessible and relevant for the modern world.

Living Well with Wisdom ◆ Thriving in Community 

At Dharma College, we are devoted to the nurturing and caring for the spiritual development of each individual. Our daily classes and workshopscoupled with professional mindful workspaces in a historic Berkeley building, foster a community of like-minded individuals. Our learning environment supports those in pursuit of deeper meaning, personal fulfillment and creativity, and a balanced, harmonious, growth-oriented life.  Our core value is grounded in that discovery of deep wisdom naturally leads to compassion and caring for others, as well as for the environment. 

How It Works 

Self-realization is a unique journey for each person. Dharma College offers a diverse range of classes, workshops, and public talks. Our educational approach emphasizes sustained investigation, coupled with meditative and contemplative practices, as a way of opening up a path of awakening. 

Classes integrate philosophy, psychology, and science-based insights, engaging students' reflective experiences through interactive and discussion-based formats. Dharma College programs are free from proselytizing, beliefs systems and religious dogmas, yet skillful guidance leads students to a profound understanding of nature of mind, rediscovering their own innate wisdom and capacity for great love, natural freedom and liberation from suffering.   

Your Journey at Dharma

We offer five distinct program areas across three levels, forming a cohesive pathway to inner transformation and lifelong spiritual growth. Newcomers to the College are encouraged to start with our six-week level 100 courses, available throughout the year. After completing a level 100 course, students can advance to our year-long level 200 programs. Upon completing one or more level 200 courses, the level 300 programs guide you to integrate the teachings into everyday life.For those interested in business training, our Urban Professional courses provide specialized development opportunities. 
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Start the School Year with a Weekend Retreat

Flowing with Time: Letting go with Ease
August 8-11th, 2024

Why Consider Taking This Retreat?

(Cost is less than three nice evening meals)
Deeper Connection: Are you seeking a deeper connection between your work life and your spiritual journey? Our annual summer retreat offers the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate your relationship with work and spirituality.

Inspiration: Be inspired by true stories of overcoming challenges and find new approaches to move forward on your path.

Self-Discovery: Become friends with your best friend: yourself!

Reignite Your Passion: Rediscover your sense of purpose, no matter where you are in your career.

Gain Clarity: Clarify your professional goals and align your work with your values and aspirations.

Empower Yourself: Learn practical tools and techniques to overcome obstacles and create a career that brings you joy and fulfillment while balancing multiple responsibilities.

What to Expect:
🌟 Interactive Workshop: Participate in hands-on exercises to clarify your values, identify strengths, and align your career goals with your deeper purpose. There will be time to journal and set the Fall term in motion.

🌟 Community Connection: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your desire for a meaningful and fulfilling work life. Share insights, experiences, and support as you embark on this transformative journey together. Form a support group to set your goals for the year.

🌟 Delicious Vegetarian Lunches: Enjoy healthy meals that bring us closer to eating well and focusing on good health tips.

🌟 Closing Sailing Trip: Conclude the retreat with a sailing trip on the Pacific Ocean, where we will let go of some of our inner baggage that may be holding us back and begin a new season with redefined goals and aspirations.

Don't miss this opportunity to invest in yourself and elevate your work life. Join Wangmo Dixey and Teri Beckman at our retreat and discover how to create a career that truly matters to you. As a special treat, we will conclude the retreat with a beautiful ship tour of the SF Bay, realizing our extraordinary unlimited potential.



We look forward to seeing you there!
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