03/29 - 30th/2024

6 pm - 8 pm PDT

Dharma College

Doorways to New Perception


Join us for this interactive presentation with Monique Fay and her extraordinary photographs taken over 40 years.

The images will come alive to reveal the classical archetypal elements embedded in Nature, knowable to us.

With bodily expression, sound, taste, smell, and spontaneous movement, we enter experience directly and bring the five healing energies to life.


10 am - 6 pm PDT

Dharma College

3rd Asian Cultural Festival in Berkeley


On April 20th, we have a public event to celebrate the Asian Cultural Festival with world-class performances from Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia (Khmer Krom), Tibet, India, Indonesia, and Japan being shown in the heart of Downtown Berkeley at the Civic Park. This will be from 10-5 pm. There will be an Asian Street Fair of food stalls and handicrafts as well. We will be partnering with many Asian communities along with our primary collaborator, the Downtown Berkeley Association.

Please register here so we can know how many will be attending on each day.

If you have any questions, please contact the organizer Wangmo Dixey at 510 847 2966.


5 pm - 6.30 pm PST

Dharma College

Working with Wisdom: What is Right Livelihood?


In this evening talk, Della Duncan, a Renegade Economist, Right Livelihood Coach, and the host of the Upstream Podcast will offer us invitations and a guided practice to better align our spiritual lives and deeper purpose with our work in the world. Wherever you are on your livelihood journey, this special time will allow you to pause and reflect, reconnect with what’s most important to you, and go forth with tools, insights, and next steps to help nourish you, make your dreams come to life, and contribute more effectively to regeneration, renewal, and hope in the world.


6 pm - 8 pm PST

Dharma College

The Power of Compassion to Change Lives


A brief discussion of the reality that compassion is a central component of almost every religion. How neuroscience and neurophysiology have demonstrated the beneficial effects of both compassion for others and compassion for self. Why compassion is needed more than ever in modern Western society. 

Dr. James R. Doty

James R. Doty, M.D., is a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who has had a faculty position at Stanford University since 1997. He is the founder and director of the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. Dr. Doty is also the senior editor of the Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science. Through CCARE, he has developed programs, techniques and interventions that are taught throughout the world to promote connection, mental health and to decrease stress and anxiety including the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) and Applied Compassion Training Programs that are taught throughout the world. His research is cited extensively in the lay press, textbooks, and peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Doty is also the New York Times and international bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart and the soon to be released book, Mind Magic: The Neuroscience of Manifestation and How It Changes Everything. He is the former chairman of the Dalai Lama Foundation, vice-chairman of the Charter for Compassion and has been a senior advisor to the Council of the Parliament of the World’sReligions. 

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