Dharma College is the newest organization in the Nyingma mandala. Our mission not only brings together Eastern and Western wisdom traditions but introduces a new understanding of mind that is transformative on the personal and experiential levels. Students gain greater self-awareness and, as a result, make a more powerful connection to the world. Located in Downtown Berkeley, we are surrounded by a vibrant city and a University of California campus that are continuous sources of growth and inquiry.

Dharma College volunteers have the opportunity to live, study and work in a dynamic Buddhist community that has been actively engaged in Dharma work since the early 1970’s. Those who are full-time in our program receive room, board, a small monthly stipend, and are encouraged to take as many free classes as they wish. Volunteers should be willing to commit for 6 months to a year. Ideal volunteers are positive self-starters and also flexible team players, with open minds and an interest in exploring work as a spiritual practice. Skills such as data management, graphic arts, public relations, etc., are always needed, but more essential are people with a spirit of openness and generosity who want to learn and wish to give back. If you are interested in exploring a potential connection with us, please contact us. We look forward to meeting you soon!