8:00am CT (60 minutes with an optional 15 minutes to chat in small groups at the end), Thursdays
2 - 30 December 2021
Karuna’s friend Manny once told her, “We’re all on the Path of the Diamond.” In this short five-week wrap up of The Source of All My Good, we will explore what that means and how to apply the Path of the Diamond to our daily life in potent ways.
Exiting the 6-Sided Room, you’ll enter into a courtyard filled with all the things in nature you love the most and there you will find your personal throne on which to sit to contemplate your perfect diamond path.
What a journey it will have been!
Week One: The Diamond Path and becoming a Worthy Vessel
Week Two: Trusting Your Path is Perfectly Your Path
Week Three: The Ultimate F*ck Yes: What it really means to eat it all for breakfast.
Week Four: You are the Keeper of the Diamond
Week Five: It's a wrap!
“If one keeps even a drop of the nectar of the name of this holy being Lama Tsongkhapa in a devotional heart, it plants the seed of liberation and one receives the fortune to practice and enjoy happiness from this life up to enlightenment.” - Lama Zopa Rinpoche
The Source of All My Good ("The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment") is a 14-verse instructional on how to find happiness and freedom. In short, it is 14 verses on how to live a good life from birth to death.
The Lam Rim Chen Mo, authored by the great Lama Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419), is regarded as the father of the Gelugpa lineage – that of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Lam means Path and Rim means steps/stages. The Lam Rim Chen Mo is a complete instructional on how to live a good spiritual life from A to Z. Originally written in a three-volume teaching, this distilled version is said to perfectly contain every instruction necessary to live a wholehearted and worthwhile life. As we turn toward 2021, what could be a better undertaking?
In this year-long study, we will explore the many elements of a spiritual path in great detail. We shall discover how these many concepts from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective based on this important and beautiful work are applicable in every moment and decision in our life. Though based on the teachings of the Buddha, we will explore how to apply this wisdom to our everyday life from many perspectives – regardless of faith, philosophy, or religion. In other words, we will bring this gorgeous poem to life, finding applicability in each moment and circumstance in our daily life regardless your faith, spiritual practices, or religion.
This is the second time Karuna has taught this precious text on Mind Oasis. Joining her on this good road will plant many good seeds in your heart for living an enlightened life (whatever that might mean to you).
You are invited to join us for the whole year; however, each segment can be studied “stand alone” and therefore you can join us for a particular module if you prefer.
You can expect Dharma talks, meditation practices, a fun thoughtful and somewhat zany community, and a stellar poetry selection.
Leaning on the stellar instruction she has received from her teachers -- Hector Marcel, Kelly Lindsey, Denise Deniger, Michael Hewett, and Keith Kachtick, and Life Itself, Karuna designs her classes to create the type of reflection from which you can find a meaningful and enriching life.
Sassy, fun, and knowledgeable, class with Karuna is sure to inspire. You can expect to learn exactly what you need to create a joyful and curious life. Expect your paradigm to shift in playful and potent ways.
Karuna has studied Tibetan Buddhism extensively. She has taught and guided hundreds of hours of meditation sessions. It is her greatest desire that all beings be happy and free.
When she isn't guiding meditation, working on writing a book, teaching a Dharma class, or trail running, you will find Karuna hiking with her husband Joseph and two dogs, Ruby Rose and Stella Bean in the mountains of ColoRocky.