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Online Courses

We’re excited to offer online courses in Buddhism, Yoga, and healing in an accessible, culturally literate, and affordable format. All courses hosted on this site are offered on a Gift Economy model, which you can read more about here. Please reach out if you have any questions.

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Intro to the History of Yoga summer cohort: June 21 - Aug 13

All Courses

History of Yoga Course

Intro to the History of Yoga: Philosophy, Practice, Transformation

Dive into the ocean of ideas, practices, and culture that evolved into modern yoga. Designed for serious students of yoga and meditation (and for use in YTT programs), this is a university-level introduction to Yoga history from an engaging scholar-practitioner.

The Heart Sūtra: Refuge, Liberation, & the Perfection of Wisdom

Hosted by our friends at The Sutra Project, this course features a new translation of the Heart Sūtra, one of the beloved and evocative texts of the Mahāyāna tradition, by Dr. Oakes and Dr. Christopher Wallis.

The Refuge of Dhamma: A Pāli Canon study series

An introduction to the beauty and richness of the Pāli Canon, interwoven with instruction on basic practices, and culminating in an exploration of the ritual of going for refuge that traditionally marks the turning of one’s life toward liberation and the specific path described by the Buddha and developed by his disciples.

Sutta: One who dwells in the Dhamma

Then a certain monk went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One, “‘One who dwells in the Dhamma, one who dwells in the Dhamma’: thus it is said, lord. To what extent is a bhikkhu one who dwells in the Dhamma?”

“Monk, there is the case where a monk studies the Dhamma: dialogues, narratives of mixed prose and verse, explanations, verses, spontaneous exclamations, quotations, birth stories, amazing events, question & answer sessions. He spends the day in Dhamma-study. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on study, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

“Then there is the case where a monk takes the Dhamma as he has heard & studied it and teaches it in full detail to others. He spends the day in Dhamma-description. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on description, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

“Then there is the case where a monk takes the Dhamma as he has heard & studied it and recites it in full detail. He spends the day in Dhamma-recitation. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on recitation, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

“Then there is the case where a monk takes the Dhamma as he has heard & studied it and thinks about it, evaluates it, and examines it with his intellect. He spends the day in Dhamma-thinking. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on thinking, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

“Then there is the case where a monk studies the Dhamma: dialogues, narratives of mixed prose and verse, explanations, verses, spontaneous exclamations, quotations, birth stories, amazing events, question & answer sessions. He doesn’t spend the day in Dhamma-study. He doesn’t neglect seclusion. He commits himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who dwells in the Dhamma.

“Now, monk, I have taught you the person who is keen on study, the one who is keen on description, the one who is keen on recitation, the one who is keen on thinking, and the one who dwells in the Dhamma. Whatever a teacher should do—seeking the welfare of his disciples, out of sympathy for them—that have I done for you. Over there are the roots of trees; over there, empty dwellings. Practice jhana, monk. Don’t be heedless. Don’t later fall into regret. This is our message to you.”

(AN 5.73, tr. Thanissaro)

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