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A Master Key to Being Human – Dharma College Annual Practice Retreat

With Bob Dozor, MD, Abbe Blum, Ph.D., Richard Dixey, Robin Caton, Wangmo Dixey and Dr. Richard Kingsland

July 19 - 23, 2021

A Nyingma Mandala Retreat at Ratna Ling

We are happy to announce the first of a series of special Nyingma Mandala retreats this year – in person – at Ratna Ling- the Dharma College Annual Practice Retreat: A Master-Key to Being Human by Dharma College in Berkeley.

What a year we have had to face the Corona pandemic. Each of us has had to endure huge challenges that have allowed us to be more resilient and compassionate.

This retreat will be focused on bringing together the major themes presented at Dharma College, with a focus on retreat and practice. There will be two morning sessions, an activity in the afternoon, and one evening session which brings us together again. Those of you who cannot attend in person and would like to join us by Zoom will be able to share every opportunity with the exception of our afternoon programs which will be held outside.

Dharma College has a great lineup of retreat faculty including senior instructors Abbe Blum, Robin Caton, Richard Dixey, Wangmo Dixey, as well as new associate instructors Bob Dozor, Jonathan Clewley, Diane Kepner, and Ron Purser, whom we are proud to introduce in this retreat.

Since space is limited. Please reserve your retreat space soon.


Bob Dozor, MD
Dr. Bob Dozor  is the founder of the Integrative Medical Clinic and has practiced Family Medicine for over thirty years in Napa and Sonoma counties. Even before attending medical school, he has held a consistent vision of building a healthy life style as the core of our best health, and applies this in both his professional practice and personal life. With his wife Ellen Barnett they have three children and three granddaughters.
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Abbe Blum, Ph.D.
Abbe Blum, Ph.D., teaches Tibetan yoga, contemplation, and mind courses at the Nyingma Institute and Dharma College in Berkeley, California, and has helped to edit some of Tarthang Tulku’s books for Westerners. She is also a faculty member in the Psychology program at Saybrook University. She is part of a team that will be offering Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga teacher training for the first time through the Nyingma Institute, based in Berkeley, CA, and offered online…
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Richard Dixey
Richard Dixey holds a Ph.D in Biophysics from London University, an M.A. with distinction in the history and philosophy of science from London University, and a B.A in Cell Biology from Oxford. In 1979, he was appointed the Director of the Bioelectronic Research Unit at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London, a position he held for fourteen years before founding and becoming the Chief Executive of Phytopharm PLC, a biotechnology company that listed on the London…
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Robin Caton
Robin holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and an MFA in creative writing from Saint Mary’s College of California. She is an attorney, poet and teacher who has studied Buddhism for many years, both at the Nyingma Institute and under the direction of Founding Head Lama Tarthang Tulku. Her published works include a volume of poetry, The Color of Dusk. Robin was the Director of Dharma College from 2010 to 2017.
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Wangmo Dixey
Wangmo Dixey, born in Berkeley, California, in 1969, is the eldest daughter of Venerable Tarthang Tulku. In addition to her role to as Director of the College, she is Executive Director of the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International and President of the International Buddhist Association of America. She has been awarded many international accolades for her work in Asia. She holds a BA in International Relations from UCLA and an MA in International Development from…
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Dr. Richard Kingsland
Education: Graduated from Stanford University in 1971 (became a TNMC student at Webster Street then Padma Ling starting in 1970). Went to graduate school in Psychology at UC Davis beginning in 1971. Received Master’s in 1974, PhD in 1981 in Social Psychology. Subsequently went to medical school at University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1985, received MD with honors in 1989. Went to Univ of Calif San Diego for residency in Emergency Medicine in1990, completed in…
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