What is DHARMABRIDGE?
DharmaBridge is an Awareness Coaching Program led by Kelly Blaser. The purpose of the program is to support you in your spiritual life so that you are grounded, centered, curious, and inspired to meet your life wholeheartedly and with a root willingness.
When you walk through the world with willingness, you gain access to resilience, joy, contribution, and purpose.
The program is designed around the teachings of the Dharma, from Buddhism and non-dual Shaiva and Shakta Tantra. We also incorporate teachings from modern transpersonal and somatic psychology, IFS, Therapy Improv, and eco-feminism.
You will be guided towards the creation of a committed sadhana, or spiritual practice, and will evolve in your understanding of the teachings of the wisdom traditions, collectively referred to as the Dharma.
You will receive group coaching and individual coaching, as well as being part of a sangha that learns to support and listen to each other. You will retrain your mind to return reflexively to curiosity and loving-kindness, and create the conditions around you that nourish and sustain an ever-evolving awakening.
Apply for DharmaBridge here.
* DharmaBridge CCLI is a DharmaBridge Certification Program for Coaches, Counselors, Leaders and Innovators. This program can serve anyone who is on the cusp of wanting to deeply expand their professional life and wishes to do so with a Dharma foundation. It will support any Counselors, Coaches, or Therapist who wish to bring Dharma teachings into the core of their practice, or any creative professional, academic, or entrepreneur looking to mastermind with a group of Dharma students and meditation practitioners. This program will also serve anyone wishing to serve in DharmaBridge in a coaching capacity or wanting to build the skill set of coaching from a non-dual perspective for their own practice.
EVERYTHING IS CHOICE
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What does DharmaBridge entail?
6 LIVE calls per month with teaching, group sharing and QA (vast majority are with Kelly, some w Guest or Mentor. DharmaBridge Calls led on Tuesdays, 12pm PT. DB Lotus also meets to practice on Fridays at 7:30am PT. CCLI meets to practice and mastermind on Thursdays at 11am PT.
Private Membership Site with resources and notes from each call
Additional meditation practices and occasional 'dharma talks' and yoga asana practices to enhance and accompany the content of the teachings
2 Options: DharmaBridge Lotus and DharmaBridge CCLI
Lotuses receive additional monthly group coaching with a mentor, and trimesterly coaching with Kelly.
CCLI members receive one-on-one sessions with Kelly and additional group mentor training every month
In addition to the one-on-one calls listed above for Lotus and CCLI, everyone will receive an initial assessment session with Kelly (1 hour), and a 1-hour session at the close of DharmaBridge to launch you into your next chapter.
Who is Kelly Blaser?
Kelly Blaser (LMFT) is a mom, a partner, and a therapist. Above all else, she is a human who is deeply interested in how the mind-heart processes, and thus a dedicated student and teacher of the Dharma.
Thanks largely to the early influence of her magical mother, Kelly Blaser is dedicated to the power of self-love as the driver of true transformation and the key to radical social change.
Kelly began yoga and sitting practice in 1989 and began counseling in various contexts in 1992. She has worked in domestic violence shelters, prisons, recovery centers, and community counseling centers. She worked extensively with Autistic young adults. She has taught yoga and meditation since 1997 and has been a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist since 2014.
She considers the wildness of nature to be her principal guide, and is grateful for the Zen, Vipassana, Vajrayana and Shaiva/Shakta traditions as well as the teachings inside movements for social justice.
Kelly is a stand for compassionate self-inquiry, freedom from the suffering of conditioned mind, and the possibility of a radically equitable world.
What might you Ask yourself,
If YOu are Considering DharmaBridge?
The Question is:
Will THE PATH YOU'vE BEEN ON TAKE YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO?
OR DO YOU NEED ANOTHER ROUTE?
This program is called a BRIDGE
because though every present moment is perfect,
we also do best when we have a vision that carries us forward.
A bridge can carry you
from where you are to where you want to BE.
When you get there, you'll realize you already had everything you need.
But the journey is important.
DharmaBridge will Grow You.
You will step into a different experience of who you are. You'll relate differently with yourself and others. For those ready to deeply engage the work, this process will radically uplevel their ability to take leadership in life, vis-a-vis personal habits, relationships, and within their work, whether that be artistic work, social change movements, or career.
Through new self-understanding, we find we make decisions more easily, more cleanly. This work doesn't preclude breakdowns, but teaches us to engage with breakdowns differently, so that every breakdown evolves us. We'll learn to come back to center, because you will know that place intimately.
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READY TO DIVE IN?
If you are interested in applying for the 8th annual round of DharmaBridge, beginning in February 2024, book a discovery call and answer application questions. Applying will initiate the DharmaBridge Discovery process.
Space will be very limited so inquiring early to save your spot is a good idea.
There is additional information about DharmaBridge here.