Upcoming Dharma talk in NW Calgary, July 2019
Have you ever felt that the inner work you do is unappreciated? More often, our culture values and recognizes the beauties of the external world. In fact, the inner work is the art of making ourselves into works of art – unique masterpieces of bliss, wisdom, and radiant compassion.
Gain the inspiration and tools you need to let your raw talent shine, in this talk by master artists of the inner world.
Join Doug and Catherine Senseis to explore six aspects of consciousness that have been refined by the Buddhist practitioners for more than two thousand years. These six aspects are called the Paramis (perfections) in Sanskrit, and they are the blueprint to becoming your own inner and outer work of art.
Are the Paramis Relevant Today?
Every meditative practice in our tradition, at some point, leads back to these Paramis, also known as “The Six Perfections”. They offer a flawless path that carries us straight to spiritual enlightenment.
It’s a simple, beautiful, and powerful path that offers a refuge in these busy, information-heavy times.
Is this for you?
This class is for you if you’re looking for simple tools to transform challenging states and to train your mind to be brighter, lighter, and more joyful.
The Dharma Hub will be offering follow up sessions in the coming weeks and months, where you’ll also have the opportunity continue your understanding of the Paramis.
About The Teachers
Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat are Dharma and meditation teachers who founded Clear Sky Meditation Centre, BC, Canada.
Achariya Doug Duncan received lay ordination from Namgyal Rinpoche in 1978, and is a lineage holder in that teaching. Known for his direct, humourous and compassionate engagement with students, Doug embraces various traditions, contemporary psychology, and science, to mentor all beings to a more awakened state.
Catherine Pawasarat has trained daily with Acariya Doug Duncan since 1998 in an intensive spiritual apprenticeship that is rare in the modern West. She received lay ordination from Namgyal Rinpoche in 2003. In addition to Buddhist philosophy and its applications to daily life, Catherine also draws on generative living and the arts. With Doug she is co-founder of Clear Sky Retreat Center in the BC Rockies.
Venue to be announced soon
Thinking of starting to meditate, or looking for a group to sit with? Now is the time! Spring brings the promise of new possibilities, just as meditation creates the space for more calm and more joy.
When we learn to calm our mind, our senses, and our emotions they can begin to fulfil their true purpose – to inform our choices – instead of making them for us. From this sense of spaciousness, we can remain in peace when things don’t go our way. From this place of peace, we keep open the door to insights and ongoing awakening.
Join us for classes where we will offer guided meditations, contemplations, and share our explorations of the ancient and modern teachings of awakening.
Location: Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, NW. Calgary Map here.
Day and Time: Sundays, 11am – 12:15
Dates: April 14, 21, 28 (continuing dates to be confirmed at this location)
These drop in classes are offered by dana (pay from the heart), in the ancient spirit of mutual generosity
We exist in a chaotic time.
Information overload prevails, mostly spreading anxiety and a sense of polarization rather than what’s right with the world. Luckily, modern spiritual warriors are hard at work too, co-creating ways to make peace into a viable, attractive, and powerful option. If you do want to find peace in this new world, it’s vital to properly align your ‘worldly engagements’, such as career or creative endeavors.
Announcing the latest teachings by Doug and Catherine Senseis this March 9th & 10th, from 10am – Noon. See the event page for full details.