You might be wondering what “Dharana Coaching & Counseling” is. In this article I will explain the system, break down the structure and show you how it all works. This unique technology of coaching and mentoring has grown out of my work with our guests and clients over the past 10 years. The challenge of integrating deeper reflection and authentic spiritual training into a modern lifestyle is at the core of my endeavors. We live in a world where the pursuit of happiness often comes before happiness itself. Therefore, it is my mission to help you arrive.
Discover the System
Whenever we let go of stress, tension or suffering of any kind, we feel good. We are happy and at ease when suffering is absent. Happiness is like sunshine. Even though the sun always shines, it’s light can be covered up sometimes. In the same way, happiness and inner peace can be covered up. My coaching sessions enable you to gradually let go of those covers, so that your light may shine freely.
Whenever we work together, we will focus on the three areas of Structure, Meditation and Clarity. These three main components of the Dharana System all nourish and support one another. Developing skills in one area will always positively impact the other areas and life in general. I have designed the system to help my clients build skills gradually and learn to integrate them into their daily life more easily.
There’s so much information floating around these days. It’s truly a daunting, if not impossible, task to discover, analyze, practice and complete any given path or system. Books, Videos or Blogs may be good tools to help you advance on a chosen path. However, they are limited in the capacity to give you personalized guidance. They can’t point out your weaknesses or give you an individualized way to overcome them. They don’t hold you accountable or listen to you when you’re in trouble.
When I still studied in the Tibetan monastery, we learned that the best way to progress on a given path is through direct instruction from an experienced practitioner. That’s the main reason why these coaching sessions help our clients to progress swiftly and correctly on the path to a happier and more fulfilling life.
The Three Skills
The Dharana Coaching System is made to help you build three skills:
1. Structure: Organize yourself in such a way that it gives rise to genuine happiness. Structure yourself so that all forms of suffering may gradually fall away.
2. Meditation: Gradually allow the mind to sink into deeper layers of stillness. Stillness empowers and stabilizes the mind and gives rise to profound joy and bliss.
3. Clarity: Use the empowered mind to see deeply into the nature of reality. Such transformative insights will change your life in very beneficial ways.
As I mentioned above, these three skills or facets of cultivation are mutually conditioning one another. However, we are mostly moving through them gradually. Each facet contains a variety of tasks, exercises and steps that will lead you to achieve higher degrees of energy, peace, insight and wellbeing. I will guide you along this path and help you to find your personal “access points” or “gates” that lead to authentic experiences and personal, mental as well as spiritual growth.
The Impact of Dharana Coaching
The word “Dharana” means “concentration or collection of the mind”. While the body is nourished by movement, the mind is nourished by stillness. A well-nourished body is healthy and a well-nourished mind is happy. Inner stillness gives rise to profound experiences of joy, happiness and bliss. Here’s how Dharana Coaching impacts most of my clients and the people around them:
In the beginning, our sessions are mostly about creating space for transformation. We will work out structures to help you reduce clutter and build a space in which the inner practices have a real chance to produce long term results. Most of my clients experience this phase as both challenging and liberating at the same time. It’s a lot about working through harmful habits, old believe structures, daily behaviors that keep you stuck in the past etc.
Then, once we have created some space, we will slowly increase the energy on the level of mind. Allowing the mind to become still is the main focus on this stage. If you manage your daily structure well, this phase will change your reality significantly. Most clients begin to sense a deep sense of wellbeing and calm at their center. They are able to act more mindfully and become less impulsive. Their emotional being feels well balanced, fresh and joyful. A lot of people also report a gradual falling away of old negative emotions such as worry, anxiety or doubts.
Through the years I also had the fortune of seeing some of my students change their life completely. They have developed a solid practice which is honest and fruitful. They manage themselves with integrity and kindness. It is a great joy to see how this work may help human beings to drop the conditioned traits that cover up their light.
About The Author
Tobi Warzinek has been working as a spiritual guide and mentor since 2009. His journey started in early 2002 when he entered the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rabten Choeling. He spent approximately 7 years in the community and studied the Tibetan language, mind-training and various meditation methods. Additionally he trained in traditional monastic debate and Buddhist philosophy. In 2011 he subsequently began practicing within the “Forest Tradition” in Thailand. Altogether he has dedicated his life to the exploration and refinement of introspection throughout the past 18 years. You can connect with Tobi on his page or on facebook.
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