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Michael “Mojo“ Tchudi has been studying and engaging in spiritual practice consistently for over 15 years. His formal education began with Daoist meditation and healing arts at Heartwood Institute, where he studied classical Chinese medicine, nutrition and herbs, and multiple bodywork modalities, as well as meditation and Chinese martial arts. While practicing as a natural health coach and tai chi instructor, his studies continued with formal yoga and Buddhist training under the personal guidance of experienced teachers, including Lama Sumati Marut and Mira Shani. He has participated in multiple spiritual “families,” lived in spiritual residential communities, and practiced several retreats, including a 30-day solitary retreat in his hand-built cabin on his family’s farm in rural northern California. Most recently he completed a Master of Arts in Buddhist Classics with an emphasis in Sanskrit translation at Dharma Realm Buddhist University in 2019. He taught two years of ethics and world religion at Developing Virtue Secondary School at City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah, California—the largest Buddhist monastery in the western hemisphere. He is currently pursuing his second postgraduate degree, a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, at Saybrook University. Mojo also teaches Buddhist philosophy and practice at Diamond Light Tibetan Buddhist Group. Mojo is dedicated to the helping professions, and enjoys teaching and coaching people one-on-one, in couples, and with small groups.

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Michael “Mojo“ Tchudi has been studying and engaging in spiritual practice consistently for over 15 years. His formal education began with Daoist meditation and healing arts at Heartwood Institute, where he studied classical Chinese medicine, nutrition and herbs, and multiple bodywork modalities, as well as meditation and Chinese martial arts. While practicing as a natural health coach and tai chi instructor, his studies continued with formal yoga and Buddhist training under the personal guidance of experienced teachers, including Lama Sumati Marut and Mira Shani. He has participated in multiple spiritual “families,” lived in spiritual residential communities, and practiced several retreats, including a 30-day solitary retreat in his hand-built cabin on his family’s farm in rural northern California. Most recently he completed a Master of Arts in Buddhist Classics with an emphasis in Sanskrit translation at Dharma Realm Buddhist University in 2019. He taught two years of ethics and world religion at Developing Virtue Secondary School at City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah, California—the largest Buddhist monastery in the western hemisphere. He is currently pursuing his second postgraduate degree, a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, at Saybrook University. Mojo also teaches Buddhist philosophy and practice at Diamond Light Tibetan Buddhist Group. Mojo is dedicated to the helping professions, and enjoys teaching and coaching people one-on-one, in couples, and with small groups.

    How Karma Works part 6

    How Karma Works part 6

    Karma: all of our actions and thoughts have inevitable results, both positive and negative, for better or for worse. Navigating our lives—and future rebirths—depends on understanding causality: how karma works. Understanding karma is crucial to reaching our goals, both material and spiritual.
    In class 6 we discuss:


    Strategic karmic management.
    The karma of Buddhahood.
    The two bodies of a Buddha.
    How to maximize virtuous karma.

    Video and class materials.

    • 48 min
    How Karma Works part 5

    How Karma Works part 5

    Karma: all of our actions and thoughts have inevitable results, both positive and negative, for better or for worse. Navigating our lives—and future rebirths—depends on understanding causality: how karma works. Understanding karma is crucial to reaching our goals, both material and spiritual.
    In class 5 we discuss:

    Virtuous, non-virtuous, and neutral karma.
    Four aspects of creating new karma.
    How to create powerful karmas—for better or worse.
    Mitigating the effects of non-virtuous karma.

    Video and class materials.

    • 52 min
    How Karma Works part 4

    How Karma Works part 4

    Karma: all of our actions and thoughts have inevitable results, both positive and negative, for better or for worse. Navigating our lives—and future rebirths—depends on understanding causality: how karma works. Understanding karma is crucial to reaching our goals, both material and spiritual.
    In class 4 we discuss:


    How karma is stored in the mind.
    How karmic causes are created, and how karmic results emerge.
    Comparing Mind-Only and Middle-Way schools description of karma.

     

    Video and class materials.

    • 57 min
    How Karma Works part 3

    How Karma Works part 3

    Karma: all of our actions and thoughts have inevitable results, both positive and negative, for better or for worse. Navigating our lives—and future rebirths—depends on understanding causality: how karma works. Understanding karma is crucial to reaching our goals, both material and spiritual.
    In class 3 we discuss:


    When karma created in the present can ripen in the future
    The four different types of ripened results
    Karmic correlations—the types of ripened results that come from specific actions

    Video and class materials.

    • 54 min
    How Karma Works part 2

    How Karma Works part 2

    Karma: all of our actions and thoughts have inevitable results, both positive and negative, for better or for worse. Navigating our lives—and future rebirths—depends on understanding causality: how karma works. Understanding karma is crucial to reaching our goals, both material and spiritual.
    In class 2:


    Examine "old" karma and "new" karma.
    Explore virtuous, non-virtuous, and neutral karma.
    Go through the ten main ways to create non-virtuous karma, and their positive counterparts.

    Video and class materials.

    • 51 min
    How Karma Works part 1

    How Karma Works part 1

    Karma: all of our actions and thoughts have inevitable results, both positive and negative, for better or for worse. Navigating our lives—and future rebirths—depends on understanding causality: how karma works. Understanding karma is crucial to reaching our goals, both material and spiritual.
    In class 1:


    Looking at the Buddhist texts we'll use as our source
    Logical proofs for how the universe works
    Mental vs physical karma

    Video and class materials.

    • 53 min

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