Mindful Working

Learn ways to bring life to work and vice versa


Work can be more than mere livelihood. For the modern professional, it’s a chance to grow and learn more about ourselves. It can be a way to develop positive and healthy relationships. This program explores the many ways to bring awareness, concentration, and energy to everything we do. You may discover that devoting care to your work and improving your appreciation of life may be more similar than you think.
Mindful Working


28 Day Skillful Means Challenge:
Set priorities with more intention. For one month, we’ll meet for just 30 minutes each weekday to help bring clarity to each participant’s specific goals. This class aims to build daily balance and transform work into a spiritual practice.
Meditate: 3 Minutes is Enough
One does not need to sit for hours upon end to develop stability of mind. In this class, we’ll learn to generate insight through a concise, daily meditation practice.
Mastering Successful Work
Executive leaders will learn to re-define their organization’s direction, aligning vision with practical execution. Each class introduces tools for effective strategy and execution.
Right Livelihood
Discover ways to earn a living while staying true to a spiritual path. Classes explore how our job can be an expression of our deepest self. This translates the Dharma into relevance for any modern professional.

Upcoming Classes

Co-Working @Dharma College

Based in the heart of Downtown Berkeley, we’ve created a space where work can be balanced with ancient wisdom, mindful practice, and whole-person embodiment.
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  • “I loved the ease and simplicity of the course and the way it was taught it. It was manageable, even with my busy schedule, and I’m already applying the teachings to my daily life.”
    -Dharma College Student

Core Texts

Skillful Means: Patterns of Success
“Skillful Means: Patterns of Success”
“Mastering Successful Work”
“Mastering Successful Work”
“Gesture of Balance”
“Gesture of Balance”


Wangmo Dixey

Wangmo Dixey (Executive Director, Instructor), 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.

Teri Beckman

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.