Understanding Dharma: Bringing the Buddha’s Deepest Teachings Alive in Your Own Life

Half Day Workshop with Chris Crotty

December 3, 2016

10am – 2pm 

Santa Monica 


The challenge of practicing the dharma is to discover how to establish the optimal conditions under which a human life can flourish from its ground.

– Stephen Batchelor

This workshop explores the concept of dharma as idea, direct experience, and way of being available to everyone.  When we understand the meaning of dharma, our own deepest wisdom reveals a path that is as practical as it is magnificent.

This program challenges the idea that spiritual life only occurs in meditation, in solitude or on retreat.  Drawing upon traditional Buddhist texts and the 2000 year-old Bhagavad Gita, and using personal reflection, discussion, and meditation, we will develop strategies to bring spiritual practice to the entirety of our life: relationships, work, health, and future aspirations.

Cost: Sliding Scale: $25-$60 and the offering of dana to the teacher. Please click here for information on the tradition of dana. Scholarships and work-study are available. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Chris Crotty is a Buddhist teacher and adjunct professor in alternative medicine.  He is the guiding teacher at Against the Stream Boston.  Chris completed teacher training with Noah Levine and Vinny Ferraro in 2015 and was endorsed to teach metta and vipassana by Sayadaw U Indaka in 2016.  Chris currently studies clinical pastoral education at The Center for Spiritual Care & Pastoral Formation. contemplativewellness.org  –  againstthestreamboston.org