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Student Agreement and Liability Waiver (for Live and Online Courses Provided by Dharma Moon / David Nichtern)

I hereby agree to the following:
1. I am participating in classes, series, workshops or retreats during which I will receive information and instruction about meditation. I understand that the practice of meditation may bring awareness to bodily sensations, thoughts, and feelings, including those that may feel familiar/comfortable and those that may feel unfamiliar/uncomfortable.

2. I understand that it is my personal responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in any physical fitness program, including meditation. I represent and warrant that I have no medical, psychological or physical conditions that would prevent my participation in physical fitness/meditation activities. If I experience pain or difficulty that is cause for concern during or after practicing the meditation exercises, I understand that I should stop immediately and consult my healthcare provider before continuing on with the meditation exercises. I recognize that I may also choose to do physical movement, such as sitting, standing and walking meditation. I represent and warrant that I will make the instructor aware of any medical conditions or physical limitations before class. If I am pregnant, become pregnant or I am post- natal or post-surgical, my signature below verifies that I have my physician’s approval to participate.

3. In consideration of being permitted to participate in the meditation classes, series, workshops and retreats, whether in-person or online, I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known and unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating. I knowingly, voluntarily, and expressly waive any claim I may have against Dharma Moon, David Nichtern and any of their owners, instructors, representatives, agents, staff, employees and independent contractors, for injuries or damages that I may sustain as a result of participating in classes, series or retreats, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.

4. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. In attending in- person classes, series or retreats, I voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

5. I am aware that my image may be included in photographs/videos taken at a class, series, workshop or retreat that may be used on your websites, online presentations and associated social media sites, and hereby give permission for my image to be used for education and promotion purposes.

6. I agree not to forward, share, copy or reproduce any intellectual property, product or technology loaned to me as part of my participation in any class, series, training, workshop or retreat or to use it for any other purpose than for my participation in such contexts.

7. I agree to receive emails regarding this course and future programs.

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WHEEL OF LIFE

Led by David Nichtern and based on his book, Awakening From The Daydream, this unique weekend workshop will present a contemporary look at Buddhist teachings based on The Wheel of Life. Commissioned by the Buddha himself, this ancient painting illustrates the cycles of existence (samsara) that we pass through day after day, lifetime after lifetime. 

The Wheel of Life also illustrates how karma works in our lives—how we get trapped in confusing, painful, and repetitive patterns, and how we can liberate ourselves from those patterns. 

Together we will explore the moods, challenges, aspirations and obstacles that each of us experience every day of our lives. The journey we take in samsara is based on seeking pleasure and comfort while avoiding pain and uncertainty as we wander through six realms— gods, jealous gods, humans, animals, hungry ghosts and hell—all the time fundamentally bewildered about our own true nature.