Dharma College Annual Practice Retreat: A Master Key to Being Human

From $300 usd
Mon Jul 19, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 23, 12:30 PM (PDT)
Ratna Ling, 35755 Hauser Bridge Rd, Cazadero, CA  

“The mind’s reflections open into a dimension of depth. If we can follow them into this depth, we may discover an unknown language and a new way of knowing. This is not mysterious; it just depends on the feedback we receive when we look at what is really happening….The kind of knowledge we’re talking about is also a different way of being. It’s a master key to being human; it lets us enter the storehouse where vast treasures are found every day. We can investigate mind activities and thought activities and sense activities. New knowledge leads to new abilities.” Venerable Tarthang Tulku, Dimensions of Mind pg. 170

What a year we have had to face with the Corona pandemic. Each of us has had to endure huge challenges that have allowed us to be more resilient and compassionate. Many of you have dived into more online classes than ever with us at Dharma College. Now we offer an opportunity to spend four days together at our sister organization, Ratna Ling. This retreat will be focused on bringing together the major themes presented at Dharma College, with a focus on retreat and practice. There will be two-morning sessions, activity in the afternoon, and one evening session which brings us together again. Those of you who cannot attend in person and would like to join us by Zoom will be able to share every opportunity to with the exception of our afternoon programs which will be held outside.
Retreat faculty will include senior instructors Abbe Blum, Robin Caton, Richard Dixey, Wangmo Dixey, as well as our new associate instructors Bob Dozor, Jonathan Clewley and Ron Purser, whom we are proud to introduce in this retreat.

Retreat Schedule (Pacific Standard Time):

Monday afternoon arrival-Welcome and Introductions to Dharma College Retreat
The retreat schedule from Tuesday through Thursday will be as follows:

Breakfast in your cottage

9-10:30 am First teaching session

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45-12:15 pm Second teaching session

12:30 pm Lunch

2-5 pm Group outdoor activity/silent practice (optional)

6 pm dinner

7-8:30 pm Third teaching session (with some outside evening practice)

Since space is limited, we ask that you reserve your retreat space soon. We would ask that all participants have been vaccinated before arriving to the retreat to keep in line with COVID safety.

Dr. Abbe Blum

Senior Instructor

Dr. Bob Dozor

Associate Instructor

Dr. Richard Dixey

Senior Instructor

Dr. Richard Kingsland

Associate Instructor

Jonathan Clewley

Associate Instructor

Robin Caton

Senior Instructor

Wangmo Dixey

Executive Director
Ratna Ling, 35755 Hauser Bridge Rd, Cazadero, CA
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