Track 2 – Dharma Path

In 2024, this Track offers two Buddhist teachings —
the Five Wisdom Energies, and Mindfulness studies.

TRACK 2: Dharma Path • 10-month program

Embark on the Dharma Path to Deepen Buddhist Studies

The Dharma Path invites individuals to delve into the insights of the ancient Buddhist traditions, integrate them into their modern lives, and uncover the layers of truth that offer insights into the nature of reality, the mind, and the human experience.

WHAT: This year’s Dharma learning includes two teachings. First, to study and cultivate the Five Wisdom Energies. Then, delving into Mindfulness grounded in Buddhist principles, practices, and ethos of the Satipaṭṭhāna sutta.

WHO: Anyone already on the Path, who has studied, or is interested in a deeper understanding of the Dharma.

PREREQUISITES: Students must have completed learning in Track 1, other basic teachings in another course, and begun a regular meditation practice. If you are unsure of your qualifications, email


Course 1: Students are introduced to the Vajrayana notion of the subtle body and begin to recognize wisdom energies: how these energies interact with others and how they relate to our afflictions.

Course 2: Students will develop awareness of Mindfulness from the Buddhist principles, practices, and ethos and learn to apply the teachings in their lives.

Track 2 Tuition $550 can vary based on needs and payment modes.

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  • Registration is now OPEN.

  • DEADLINE is DECEMBER 19, 2023

Books and Authors


The Five Wisdom Energies: A Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions, and Relationships

THE FIVE WISDOM ENERGIES invites us to appreciate our strengths and work with our weaknesses by learning to identify and utilize five basic energies based on Tibetan Buddhist practices.


Irini Rockwell is a senior teacher in the Buddhist lineage of Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. As the director of the Five Wisdoms Institute, she offers training programs to enhance self-awareness, communication, and effectiveness.


Transformation and Healing: Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness by Thích Nhất Hạnh

The Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness is the foundation of all mindfulness practice. Thich Nhat Hanh was the first monastic to bring Mindfulness to the West. In this text, he guides readers to understand the basis of the Buddhist practice and encourages application in daily life.

In addition to the text, students will learn from a curated selection of podcasts by Joseph Goldstein, who has taught Mindfulness from the Buddhist principles for five decades.


  • Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926–2022) was​ a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, and peace activist and one of the most revered and influential spiritual teachers in the world.

  • Joseph Goldstein is one of the first American vipassana teachers. His podcasts are based on his decades of teaching the Satipaṭṭhāna sutta and his book, Mindfulness.

Supporting our Wisdom Community

Study Wisdom from Buddhist Psychology.

Faculty Bios


Tony is a wisdom coach, teacher, and mentor. He blends Buddhist psychology with Western learning methods to deepen presence and cultivate contemplative practices.

In addition to Tony’s conventional bio, click the link below for an extended bio of his Buddhist studies and practices.


Students must have completed learning in Track 1, other basic teachings in another course, and begun a regular meditation practice. If you are unsure of your qualifications, email


Over the last five decades, Mindfulness has become somewhat misunderstood. The American focus on “self-improvement” has obscured its original purpose to “awaken” us to our natural awareness and support enlightenment. The second part of Track 2 focuses on the original Satipaṭṭhāna sutta as translated by Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh and dharma teacher Joseph Goldstein. 

We offer this material to support your learning and practice.

BLOGEvolving Mindfulness Blog Series

BLOG Contemplative Learning to Access Innate Wisdom

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Below, find payment options for Track 2. Please review these closely.

Our fees are based on your needs, interests, and commitments.

  • Those interested in learning in community will pay the Base tuition.

  • We thank those who subsidize others’ learning by contributing at the Sustainer level.

  • We appreciate those supporting our sangha’s efforts and others’ learning by contributing at the Benefactor level.

  • If anyone has needs, please select Scholarship rate in the registration form and complete the subsequent questions.

Fee levels for CASH OPTION (We accept Zelle, checks, or ACH for cash):

1. Benefactor Level: $1000 (to subsidize and support Sangha activities).
2. Sustainer Level:
$750 (to subsidize others).
3. Base Tuition: $550
4. Scholarship Tuition: $350*

*ONLINE OPTION incurs a $25 transaction fee. 

Please select your preferred method on the registration form below.


Registration Deadline – December 19, 2023

If you receive any errors submitting registration form, please immediately contact Neil Ruiz at for support.



We prepared this schedule to illustrate how our programs unfold over the year. For learners taking multiple tracks, we’ve designed the learning to allow them to attend more than one track.

Please note the start and end dates for each course and breaks for each track. Also, note the books of each course, which are listed on each program’s information page.