Online Training

Dharma Institute

Living Dharma Program

Experience the profound wisdom of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path in this dynamic program designed for devoted meditators and Buddhist practitioners. This training invites us to connect with the transformative teachings of sīla, samādhi, and pañña (ethics, meditation, and wisdom) as we consider how to cultivate mindfulness, kindness, and balance given the mounting stresses of modern life that impact us on both individual and global levels.  Together we will explore the eight limbs of the Dharma path: Wise Understanding, Wise Motivation, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Communication, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness, and Wise Concentration. Then, supported by these key Buddhist teachings, we will consider how we’d like to live and respond to today’s pressing challenges—from increasing social inequity to the climate crisis—with awareness, wisdom, and compassion. Our meditation practice is deeply intertwined with the world around us—socially, politically, and globally. Throughout this practical and experiential program, we will cultivate a vibrant learning community where we will learn, practice, and integrate these 2600-year-old teachings into our contemporary lives. Join us and transform your practice while fostering a life rooted in the gifts of mindfulness, resilience, and purpose.

Teaching Team

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

Teacher

Mark has trained extensively in the Buddhist tradition. He is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock, an author and has taught insight meditation since 1997.

Mark has led wilderness nature retreats worldwide for two twenty decades and leads leads year long nature meditation teacher trainings in the US and Europe.

Dawn Mauricio

Dawn Mauricio

Teacher

Dawn Mauricio has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005, and has graduated from several Buddhist programs, including Spirit Rock's 4-year Teacher Training. She teaches with a playful, dynamic, and heartfelt approach in Canada and the US, to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and folks of all backgrounds.

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