with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
Dharma—to live with higher purpose—is one of the four Vedic goals of life which includes artha (to prosper), kama (to enjoy life), and moksha (to experience liberation of consciousness). Dharma is the foundation for all other life goals. With the key of dharmic living, the door to a truly meaningful and soul-satisfying life opens to us.
We each have the innate capacity to discover our relationship with the Infinite and realize our full potential in this lifetime. Begin now; there is no better time.
Who would set sail without a compass? Discovering your dharma is discovering your north star—the sure guide to living with higher purpose every day.
There is a reason why we dream—we are made of possibility. Our essential Self is unbounded, infinitely creative, and resourceful. Your divine destiny awaits.
Living a dharmic life is living in harmony with spiritual and natural law. We learn how to live and how to give in ways that promote peace and well-being.
Begin by exploring your dharmic life—its ultimate purpose and profound potential. Find encouragement to answer the innate call to bring forth what is within you.
Find freedom from debilitating fear and doubt, develop clarity of purpose, strength of character, power of will, and realize your innate connection to all of life.
Focus on your personal plan for complete well-being. Learn how to develop faith, let go of struggle, and live from the inside-out rather than the outside-in.
Discover how to have everything you need to live a spontaneously delightful life now. Live in accord with the time in your life and turn your work into worship.
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian (Uma) is a western woman who teaches the riches of Indian philosophy in a fully accessible and inspiring way for newcomers and longtime practitioners alike. Ordained by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, she has been teachings for more than four decades.
She is a Kriya Yoga teacher, writer, poet, and the spiritual director of Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya Yoga Meditation Center with headquarters in San Jose, California. She teaches nationally and internationally and has received several community service awards, including the Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism.
Along with her service as a meditation teacher and esteemed Yogacharya, Ellen Grace O’Brian is the Founder of Carry the Vision, a community nonviolence educational project bringing meditation instruction to staff and children in schools, the prison population, and other segments of society.
For an entire year, you'll weekly get an inspirational lesson with spiritual wisdom and practical information about how to apply dharmic principles for a spiritually awakened, fulfilled life. Each lesson comes with a reflective journal with contemplative questions, allowing you to explore the themes that are most meaningful for you.
Monthly practice videos and step-by-step instructions for time-tested, universally applicable spiritual practices to awaken your heart, purify your mind, and enhance your well-being will guide you throughout the year to establish a vibrant spiritual foundation for your life.
365 inspirations, one for each day of the year, will support steadfast focus on your goal to live with higher purpose and lift your vision to spiritual horizons.
"I appreciate being encouraged to bring my entire self to meditation, even that part of me that would rather get another task done. This approach strengthens my commitment, eases my practice, and focuses my energy towards Self- and God-realization. Thank you!"
"As my attention and focus flows overly toward the outer it is takes my life energy into circumstance where I am left parched. When I connect to the inner source, the well is deep and vast. Thank you for the reminder to turn to the source."
"Thank you. Gratitude has been so supportive. Every time I begin my practice I begin with gratitude and each day the universe shows me more things to be thankful for."
Enrich your life with a deeper embodiment of meaning and purpose in 12 months.
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Your course enrollment gives you lifetime access to all course content. You will have easy access to an archive of all your content. In addition, the course materials are all downloadable — you can save lessons, practices, and study guides to your computer if you would like to. Once you access your course materials, they are yours to keep and use.
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The philosophy and practices offered in this course are inspired by the Vedas, the most ancient scriptures known to humanity. You will find specific references to the Rig Veda; three systems of Indian philosophy that arose from the Vedas—Samkhya, Yoga, and Vedanta; as well as teachings from the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, and the Upanishads which offer great clarity regarding dharma. The entire content of this course was exclusively created by Yogacharya O’Brian and specifically crafted for those ready to explore their path of purposeful living.
Not at all. Anyone interested in studying dharma — the intentional way to live with higher purpose — can benefit from this course. While it is principally drawn from the wisdom of the East, it is universal in its approach and outlook. You will discover inspiration from the treasure trove of the world’s wisdom traditions as well as the works of mystics and masters from many different paths.
Dharma 365! has been carefully designed to support you every step of the way. Each lesson provides detailed instructions and guidance to help you stay engaged and make steady progress. You will be notified by email when new lessons become available. You also get access to the private Dharma 365 community, allowing you to post questions and comments, and get help from the community and faculty. You can also contact us directly with comments or questions at any time. We’re here to help you get the maximum benefit from the course!
Yes. Yogacharya O’Brian and our team will stay tuned to the course posts as well as respond to your questions.
No. The course is carefully designed for newcomers as well as experienced spiritual practitioners. It is self-paced and has no requirements other than your own engagement!
Your tuition for this course directly benefits others by contributing to funding outreach activities of the nonprofit organization, Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (CSE). You are helping to provide free ‘Learn to Meditate Classes’ and free publications for people in need. Not only do you benefit from enrolling in the course, but your enrollment is a gift to someone else.
If you are not delighted with the course for any reason, just send us a message within 30 days of your enrollment and we will happily provide a full refund.
Dharma is the profound order that permeates all existence. Learning to recognize and cooperate with it is the secret to true happiness and success. Discover your dharma and find your North star — the sure guide to living with higher purpose every day.
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