Mind itself has rarely been the subject of serious observation and sustained inquiry that can reveal a way of understanding that dissolves our problems and blossoms into creative freedom. Tarthang Tulku’s seminal book, Revelations of Mind, is a rare exception, a contemporary teaching for liberating the modern mind. This six-week course will work from Searcher Reaches Lands Limits, an in depth commentary on Tarthang Rinpoche’s Revelations of Mind.
This flagship course at Dharma College explores how we construct experience moment to moment, leading to a sense of constriction and alienation, and how we can allow our innate freedom to manifest in the center of experience. It is also a powerful call for action to heal our emotional and cognitive embodiment and so be released to help others in an increasingly fractured world. Combining core elements of Asian wisdom traditions with modern analytical insight, this seminal work is a life changing experience for all those who engage with it.
Classes meet online for six weeks for five terms, for one and half hours 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.
There is no homework.
Week 1: The Central Importance of Mind
Week 2: Understanding the Regime of Mind
Week 3: Language and the Framing of Reality
Week 4: Seeing the Reactivity of Mind
Week 5: Seeing Through the Loops of Mind/ Victims of our own display
Week 6: Questioning Identity
Searcher Reaches Land’s Limit Vol 1 (See course materials above)
P.S. First class is free! If you wish not to continue, let us know and we will reimburse you! (Programs@dharma-college.com)