Balance, self-care and the healing power of ease

Every Wednesdays, Starting September  14th - October 19th, 10-11:00 AM (Pacific Time)

Robin Caton · July 6, 2022


So many people today are lonely, frustrated, and out of balance. Whatever the cause, the result is the same: bodies are full of stress; speech is often harsh and reactive; and thoughts are confused—dull and sluggish one moment, excitable and out of control the next. If this sounds familiar, please know that there is a way to transform your way of thinking and feeling; this is a series of five courses that each show a way to become more inspired and live a meaningful life. Balance, Self-Care, and the Healing Power of Ease, the first course in the Life, Reimagined program, is based on ancient Tibetan wisdom that has been translated into non-religious terms for the times we live in. The class is designed for everyone no matter what age, background, or prior spiritual study. You’ll learn effective tools for developing calmness and bringing more clarity to thoughts and feelings, and you’ll meet others online who are searching in the same way for balance and connection. We invite you to join us for this introductory Dharma College class and take the first step on the path to becoming an artist of living.


Classes meet online for six weeks, for one hour a week. Classes are recorded and you will have access to the recordings for your personal use only. Each week, there will be a short lecture followed by experiential practices and discussion. Weekly handouts will provide inspirational readings and the instructions you need to continue your experiential learning at home. An online chat room gives you the optional ability to meet and dialog with your fellow students.

Weekly Topics

Week One: Life, Reimagined
Week Two: The Power of Ease
Week Three: Connecting to Our Hearts
Week Four: Balancing Body, Breath, and Mind
Week Five: Self-Observation
Week Six: A New Way of Understanding Mind

Readings From

Gesture of Balance, Hidden Mind of Freedom, Revelations of Mind

All materials will be provided by the instructor in a weekly email/post.

Reading Companions:

Hidden Mind of Freedom


Gesture of Balance


Revelations of Mind



About Instructor

Robin Caton

Robin holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and an MFA in creative writing from Saint Mary’s College of California. She is an attorney, poet, and teacher who has studied Buddhism for many years, both at the Nyingma Institute and under the direction of Founding Head Lama Tarthang Tulku. Her published works include a volume of poetry, The Color of Dusk. Robin was the Director of Dharma College from 2010 to 2017.

1 Course

Not Enrolled
or $170 / 2 month(s)

Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate