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March 20 – June 25: Dharma.U Cycle 1


“… In order to free those who suffer at the hands of the three lords of materialism
And are afraid of external phenomena, which are their own projections,
I take this vow in meditation.”

The Three Lords of Materialism are constantly enticing us into traps of body, speech and mind. Take a quick look at any newsfeed or social media site and you will see the fruits of their labor. These tricksters of Samsara want us to believe we’ve got the answers — THE thing, idea or state of mind — that will solve it all for ourselves and others. What’s really happening is that we’re being duped again and again into repeating the same karmic cycles with the same klesha* eruptions that keep us enmeshed in the suffering of samsara.

This three-month cycle of dharma study will begin on March 20 with a one-day practice intensive and an introduction to the practices that help us see clearly what these tricksters are up to. It concludes with a week-long meditation retreat, June 19 – 25.

The subscription-based study cycle includes:

  • A Weekend Intensive on the Sadhana of Mahamudra
  • Book study, in small teacher-facilitated cohorts of:
    • “Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism”
    • “The Future Is Open: Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma”
    • Other book-study groups being developed
  • Regular online group practice
    • Shamatha/Vipashyana
    • The Sadhana of Mahamudra
    • Stroke Practice (for those who have received it)
  • Exclusive access to recorded teachings from the Karme Choling archives
  • Monthly one-day intensives to practice and discuss the teachings

Registration for Cycle 1 is not yet open.

*klesha, often translated as “defiled emotion,” is an emotional state that distorts our perception of our world. Anger, desire, frustration, dismissiveness — these can lead us into actions that harm ourselves and others.


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