Skillful Means Teacher Training: Module 2 – The Power of Time


Live Webinar and Retreat with Arnaud Maitland

Mindfulness at Work

Power of Time

October 20-25th, 2017

0830 – 1230 PST (California time)

Training led by Arnaud Maitland

Conducted via webinar and live in Amsterdam

For Skillful Means Trainers – $ 1295

For the Love of It – $ 595

Cost of the retreat program in Amsterdam and for more information, please contact or


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Discovering Time

As human beings, we can choose our way of being in the world. We have a consciousness; we are capable of responding creatively to our surroundings, to every situation. But, how well do we understand our potential? In order to begin to realize what is possible, we have to know the whole context of human life. Our lives unfold in time, our time is our energy and our life. All that is knowable is intimately connected to time.


Awakening to Time

The natural starting point for getting the most out of life is awakening to time. Human life is so closely linked to time that a meaningful life, fluid relations, and successful actions depend on our awareness of time. 

Usually time is an outside force, bearing down on us, always surprising us.

In the Skillful Means teachings on time, we are presenting in this training, we begin to thoroughly understand the nature, value, and energy of time. It provides a simple, clear path, transcending being a victim of time, short of time, and wasting time.

The basic matrix of Power of Time is to awaken to time, to control time and eventually to master time. The result will be a Timing Mind, never being too late or too early, but turning opportunities into realizing actual possibilities. 


Cycles of Time

Eventually, without being burdened by the past, or anxiously anticipating the future, there will be a presence of mind in which the dynamic of time is an intrical part of your life. You begin to discover the cycles of time, with its beginnings, middle, and endings and the appropriate mindset to get the most out of these stages. Attuning body and mind to time, the future is open and you begin to thrive on meaningful deadlines.


Abundance of Time

The creative interplay of time and awareness will bless you with abundance: vitality, knowledge, intimacy and love for life. Alignment with time will transcend all sense of scarcity or being trapped by limitations. You can work joyfully toward your most cherished goals, confident in your ability to achieve your aims. You discover that you have much more time than you ever imagined. 


 What patterns do we wish to imprint upon time? 

Tarthang Tulku, Knowledge of Freedom


The Time is Now

Each breath you take, gives you more time to live. When you breathe out for the last time, your life has come to an end. Time is the active force and the substance of life; in fact, time is all you have. This is your life. Your life is the time you have. The time is now! Join us in learning and discovering the union of body & mind with time. 


The quintessence of this course is to learn to get time on your side, to thrive on meaningful deadlines and to begin mastering time.

In this course you will learn:

  1. The nature, value, and energy of time; each must be embodied when taking time to heart.
  2. All actions/projections have a beginning, mid,dle and end, each requiring their own mind set. Multiple projects all require their own cycle of accomplishment.
  3. Waking up to Time, Controlling Time, and Mastering Time as a structure to align with the Power of Time. This framework is more effective, efficient, and comprehensive than ordinary time management.
  4. Cultivate Timing Mind to recognize opportunities and materialize possibilities.
  5. Learn to appreciate and take advantage of deadlines.
  6. Learn the result-based management approach.

Participants will receive the following materials

  • Line by line reading plus commentary by Arnaud Maitland of various articles by Tarthang Tulku on Time – approx. 15hrs
  • Timing Mind, 3hr audio section from ‘Training the Mind for Leadership Course’
  • Lesson 8 from eSkillful Means entitled ‘Spirit of Life’
  • Three audio recordings of 1 hour each entitled ‘Power of Time’ with excerpts from Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
  • Chapter 4 of MasterWork entitled “Waking Up to Time” plus
  • Audio recordings of six-day retreat entitled ‘Time in Kum Nye’


This program is intended for trainers in Skillful Means module 2: The Power of Time, but you can also join us; for the Love of It.

Trainers taking the course will be able to share it with others. This option is especially appropriate for directors and managers, for both in-house and external consultants, trainers, coaches, educators and those with a desire to actively share these teachings with others.

Trainers will receive three extra special group sessions of two hours each right after completion of this webinar/retreat training on how to use the material in daily management of self and others, in project management and team building, as well as in training programs, consulting, and coaching settings. You will be asked to pick a project or client you wish to work with in applying the material. Then, there will be a follow up to see how it is going, evaluate and fine tune. Trainers can become part of a team offering Power of Time to others!


This training will be offered live by webinar and in person at Nyingma Centrum Amsterdam, Nederland. Each day we will have four webinar sessions from 8.30 am – 12.30 pm California time.

Activities during the webinars include theory, dialogue, sharing experience, individual exercises, case studies, reading, writing, reflections, guided imagery, relaxation exercises and Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga.

For daily retreat-schedule please contact nyingmacentrum@

Cost of the webinar program:

For Trainers – $ 1295

For the Love of It – $ 595

Cost of the retreat program in Amsterdam and for more information, please contact or

May we all ‘have a good time’

Arnaud Maitland

Director Dharma Publishing and Center for Skillful Means

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