Living Wisdom Membership
Living Wisdom membership ($50/month) allows you to take an unlimited number of classes including yoga, chigong, and meditation, and Skillful Means classes. Classes are offered throughout the week (Monday-Saturday) at convenient times during the day. At the moment, we have three meditation classes, a body alignment class, chigong, and yoga class.
All of the classes listed below are included in the Living Wisdom Membership unlimited package.
Direct Knowing Yoga
We will use yoga and breath to become more intimate with our Body, Mind, and other senses as we move through the practice. The class will finish with a short meditation, including meaningful quotes from the secular writings of Venerable Tarthang Tulku. This is Dharma College's signature yoga method.
Qigong is a self-healing system that aims to balance and stimulate Qi, the life force of the body. This promotes health, calms the mind, and increases spiritual awareness.
Qigong is a synthesis of Buddhism, Taoism, martial arts, and traditional Chinese medicine; due to its diverse origins, hundreds of styles have evolved. The most important objectives of most Qigong styles are these: to enhance physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being through mental concentration, breathing, movement, body position, relaxation, and philosophy.
We have a weekly class for beginners and is now being taught by an instructor who has trained since 2005 in Qigong.
Gathering Energy – Kum Nye
Kum Nye is a Tibetan Subtle Energy Practice. Kum refers to the body in the sense of embodied being. Nye refers to massage, postures or exercises. Enjoy a sequence of exercises that promote healing, integration, and invigoration in the body-a perfect preparation for meditation. Open to all levels.
Introduction to Meditation
Dharma College’s signature meditation class offered throughout the week. A meditation practice that supports active relaxation through Tibetan subtle energy exercises, insightful texts, and active stillness.
We have three classes during the week which is taught by all senior instructors.
Open to all levels
Skillful Means: Working with Meaning and Purpose
All of us would like to experience greater satisfaction in our everyday work. Can we make work enjoyable, meet our goals, and find creative accomplishment? Using practical techniques for transforming awareness, concentration, and energy, Skillful Means training helps students use their work to discover fulfillment, calm, and deeper self-knowledge. Offering training in Skillful Means is an integral part of Coworking with wisdom.
Supervising those working on his projects in the 1970s, Tarthang Tulku observed that many Westerners see work as a burden or simply as a means to an end, rather than as a meaningful expression of knowledge and energy. He, therefore, developed methods for teaching students to transform these attitudes while actually at work. Work itself becomes an education, by which workers achieve a powerful interplay of increasing satisfaction and increasing effectiveness.
This is offered as a daily challenge.
Caring for Oneself and For Others
"The hassled, often chaotic character of an ordinary working day, with its major and minor disruptive irritations, is like a constant, low-grade ache. That ache is a quiet cry for taking better care of ourselves and of others". Caring, p.141
"We know caring is genuine when we encounter an encouraging atmosphere, a delicious flavor, an indefinable feeling of peace. We respond to it the way plants respond to moisture." Caring, pp. xxix-xxx
Come share an exploration of active caring. Discussion, exercises, and contemplation lead us to savor caring’s appetizing flavor as we increase and deepen our capacity to nourish our inner and outer environment. We work with Tarthang Tulku’s new book, Caring, activating positive experiences, developing authentic understanding of our mind, and progressing in skillful communication in both our personal and our working lives.
It happens weekly and at the end of the week to wrap up our working with wisdom week.