Dharma 365!

Live Your Higher Purpose.

A Life-Changing Yearlong Online Course with Yogacharya O’Brian

Live your higher purpose with heart and meaning. Every day.

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.
In this yearlong online course, you will: Learn what dharma means for your life and how to cooperate with it. 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. Discover a way to live your higher purpose every day. 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. Gain life-changing insight into who you are and what is yours to do. 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. Illumine your connection to all of life. 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.
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Capture the vision of your extraordinary life, then live it – thought by thought, word by word, action by action.

Dharma 365 guides you through 12-months of immersive dharma realization and practice:

Module 1: Your Extraordinary Life

Duration: 3 Months

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.

Module 2: Transforming Your Relationships

Duration: 3 Months

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.

Module 3: Realize Your True Self

Duration: 3 Months

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.

Module 4: Everyday Dharma

Duration: 3 Months

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.

About the Teacher

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian 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 leading meditation retreats for more than three decades.

She is a spiritual 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.

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

What you get with your Dharma 365! course enrollment:

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Weekly Lessons

Every week for an entire year you will receive an inspirational lesson with spiritual wisdom and practical information about how to apply dharmic principles for a spiritually awakened, fulfilled life. A private reflection journal with questions for contemplation accompanies every lesson providing the opportunity to explore the themes that are most meaningful for you.

FREE Sample Lesson

Dharma 365 Monthly Practices

Monthly Practices

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.

Dharma 365 Daily Inspirations

Daily Inspirations

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.

Learning Community
Participate in an exclusive private forum with faculty and other Dharma 365 learners to support and enrich your journey.
Make a Difference

Your tuition for the course provides funding for free How to Meditate classes for others in need through the nonprofit organization, Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Your enrollment will bless others in infinite ways.

Study Anytime Anywhere

Work comfortably at your own pace, on any device through your private dashboard. Or, download lessons as PDF docs for offline study. It's up to you!

What students are saying:

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“I love the invitation to bring ALL of me to the meditation cushion, even that part of me that would rather get another task done and checked off my perpetual list. I realize that bringing my whole self to the cushion in a compassionate and loving way supports my practice, builds my commitment, and makes being steadfast on the path a little easier. Then, my energy is focused in one direction (i.e., Self- and God-realization) rather than going off in different directions. Thank you!”
Bev Kam (therapist)

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“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.”
Devin Sodt (Morro Bay, California)

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“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. ”
Kathy McFadden (Senior HR Manager & Executive Coach)

course-landing-guarantee-seal Enrich your life with a deeper embodiment of meaning and purpose in 12 months.

The Dharma 365 program has been carefully created using time-tested methods developed by Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian over many years of teaching students from all walks of life to live their best lives. You are invited to try this online course risk-free for 30 days. If you are not delighted with the results for any reason, just send us a message and we'll refund your tuition, no questions asked.

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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

What is the source of the teachings?

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.

Do I need to be familiar with eastern philosophy to benefit from this course?

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.

Are there any prerequisites or requirements for this course?

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!

What happens next?

Simply select your preferred enrollment option, and you will be taken to the checkout page to complete payment. You will then receive a welcome email with instructions to access your course. Easy!

How can I get a refund?

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.

What kind of support can I expect?

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!

Will I be able to contact the course instructor?

Yes. Yogacharya O’Brian and our team will stay tuned to the course posts as well as respond to your questions.

How is my course tuition used?

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.

How long do I have access to the course?

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.

“Remembering who we are–Self-realization—is the great purpose of life. As we fulfill this purpose of awakening, each of us has a unique and significant part to play in the awakening of the world.”
– Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

Begin your year of purposeful living today!

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.

© 2023 Ellen Grace O’Brian