Dharma Hub’s resident community teachers are themselves practitioners and students of meditation and awareness. As a team they each bring a unique approach to developing the meditative mind, sharing from their practical experiences on the path of liberation.
Evangelos Diavolitsis has been continuously studying with meditation masters Achariya Doug Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei since 2002. He studied at Theravadan monasteries in Asia and a wide range of teachers in the Namgyal Lineage including Namgyal Rinpoche. He has also received teachings from Sakya Trinzin, Lama Ole and the Dalai Lama. His compassionate and investigative nature encourages students to view fear and confusion as an opportunity for growth and transformation. He has a passion for integrating the path of awakening with movement, art and business. His eclectic classes integrate insight practice with movement, breath, creative visualizations and loving kindness meditation. Evangelos trained with and was certified directly by urban shaman & movement master, Gabrielle Roth. He served 5 years as a board member for the Clear Sky Meditation and Study Foundation and continues to do Karma Yoga there as his regular practice. Evangelos teaches regular movement and meditation classes in Calgary and facilitates workshops across North America.
Cara Conroy-Low is an Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cara fell in love with meditation and Buddhist-based therapies in her early twenties. For the past ten years she has continuously trained in dharma, meditation & karma yoga. Originally from New Zealand, Cara has traveled widely, studying Dharma in both Japan and Canada with Achariya Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei. She also trained extensively for four years at Clear Sky Centre where she worked to help develop Clear Sky’s farm and food forest. Cara continues a committed practice of Karma Yoga, meditation & training in the city, and is also a Karma Yoga & Dharma Trainer for students in the community.
Maya Lewandowsky manifests as a Dharma dancing dakini. She has been studying with teachers Doug Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat since 2007. She grew up in Israel where she studied Dharma and explored the nature of consciousness in her early twenties. “While using dance and theatre to investigate my aliveness there was a realization that I needed to dance beyond “my life”. Meditation was the missing tool. How does one simply be with whatever arises? My deepest meditations have revealed that all the identity associated with being a professional performer, an actress or a woman is simply illusory; a construct of mind. I invite you to explore your illusions in a creative way. My approach to teaching Dharma seeks to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, darkness into hope, uncertainty into vision, greed into generosity, hatred into love and confusion into wisdom through a contemporary and accessible interpretation of ancient teachings.
Lineage and Affiliations
Members of the Dharma Hub spend time each year at Clear Sky Retreat Center studying and practicing meditation and Dharma with master teachers and trainers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat. Every year Dharma Hub also invites and hosts Doug and Catherine for teachings in Calgary.
Read more about Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat.
Practice Meditation in Calgary
Check out Dharma Hub’s meditation schedule in Calgary.