Revelations of Mind – Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits
Date: Every Tues. from Sept. 12, 2023 to June 18, 2024
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am PST
Cost: $99/ month (discounted to $65/mo for our Sangha)
Online via Zoom: Recordings are available on the Dharma College Portal after each session
We are very pleased to announce our continuing collaboration with Dharma College to offer a deep exploration of mind’s true nature. Based on Tarthang Tulku’s groundbreaking text, Revelations of Mind, Dr. Richard Dixey and Khandro Kunzang will guide us on a journey into discovering the inner workings and potential of our own mind.
The book ‘Revelations of Mind’ is a contemporary yet profound teaching for liberating the modern mind. This ten-month course, divided into five semesters, will work from Searcher Reaches Lands Limits, Vol 1 & 2; an in-depth commentary written by Dr. Dixey.
How is our ordinary consciousness constructed? Why is internal chatter and stress such a central part of our experience? How can we access non conceptual engagement when all we have is a web of words? In this course we will explore the structure of perception, the role language plays in self and other identity, and the roots of human suffering, leading to a new appreciation of how we construct our experience. Closely coupling classes with meditation exercises, we deepen our understanding of the ongoing relationship between what we see and what we think, revealing a freedom within mind that is totally unexpected. This new freedom is deepened until it can be accessed at any point- a true Revelation of Mind.
There are five six week terms, totalling 30 classes overall, with a revision class at the end of each term, and a weekly movement class. 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 community portal gives you the optional ability to meet and dialog with your fellow students. A review class is offered at the end of each term, and an embodied movement practice class is offered weekly.
Term 1- Sept. 12 to Oct. 24
Week 1: Ominpresence of Mind
Week 2: Regime of Mind
Week 3: The clarification of experience
Week 4: Mind on Automatic
Week 5: Victims of our own display
Week 6: Self identity closes the Regime of Mind
Term 2 – Nov. 7 to Dec. 12
Week 1: Opening the path
Week 2: Finding the calm state
Week 3: A staff for the Taklamakan
Week 4: Going beyond the known
Week 5: Deeping our enquiry
Week 6: Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth
Week 7: Review class
Term 3 – Jan. 9, 2024 to Feb. 18
Week 1: Transmigration
Week 2: The Maya of Time
Week 3: It’s labeling time
Week 4: Maya as creator; making a narrative
Week 5: Beginnings and endings
Week 6: Rushen
Week 7: Review class
Term 4 – March 12 to April 16
Week 1: No characteristics, no expectations
Week 2: Stopping the world
Week 3: A shift in the center of being
Week 4: Connecting to a cause
Week 5: Working with reactivity
Week 6: Overcoming Stoicism
Week 7: Review Class
Term 5 – May 14 to June 18
Week 1: Without foundation
Week 2: Seeing-knowing
Week 3: Tracking back the how
Week 4: Path advice for self
Week 5: Path advice for other
Week 6: Revelation of Mind
Week 7: Review class
This course is open to all who are interested in a deep dive into the nature of our mind and non-dual experience. It is especially suited for those who are studying the Khorde Rushen with Khandro Kunzag and is a continuation of the Mind Rushen.
From Khandro Kunzang:
Revelations of Mind, and the commentary Searchers Reaches Lands Limit, present profound contemporary approaches to traditional Buddhist teachings on the discovering our true nature. I found this course to be a perfect support for traditional Dzogchen practices as it illuminates profound concepts that can get lost in translation and cultural differences. Richard’s teaching style is engaging, thought provoking and frankly, ingenious. I am very excited to collaborate with Dharma College to make this course available to our students and highly encourage those who are taking the Khorde Rushen to enroll in this course to supplement your training.
You can add the coupon code for your discount at checkout. (When registering enter the discount code SaraPub65 for our Sangha’s discount ($65/month reduced from $99).)
Note: For those student’s who attended last year’s course and would like to review this year’s class, we are offering an additional discount ($50/ mo) Please use discount code SaraPub50.
Dr. Richard Dixey holds a Ph.D. and MSc. from London University, and a B.A. from Oxford University. Following 14 years as the director of the Bioelectronic Research Unit in London, he founded Phytopharm plc, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange that developed western pharmaceuticals based on traditional medicines.
Since 1972, through his interest in Buddhism, he has worked on the interface between scientific and spiritual perspectives and has travelled extensively in the Himalayas, India and South East Asia. He and his wife Wangmo, who is the eldest daughter of Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, are co-directors of the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International, which is dedicated to the rebuilding of the Buddhist culture of India. He is also on the faculty of Dharma College in Berkeley and is an advisor to the Khyentse Foundation.