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Zen and Daily Life Urban Retreat & Public Talk

November 6, 2015 - November 8, 2015

Zen & Daily LIfe Retreat & Public talk in Calgary

Urban Retreat: Saturday & Sunday Nov 7-8, 9am-4pm

This two day retreat is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in Zen practice and insight with Doug Duncan Sensei and the Dharma Hub community. Your awareness, calm and insight will deepen greatly from two days of focused practice, transforming your experience of daily life. Each enriching day will start at 9am and finish between 3:30-4pm.  We recommend also attending the public talk on Friday night to establish the philosophical foundation for the retreat. All experience levels are welcome.

Along with his partner and co-teacher Catherine Pawasarat, Doug Sensei is a root teacher, mentor and guide of the Dharma Hub community.  We have invited him to Calgary for this special weekend of teachings.

About the Teacher

Doug Duncan SenseiAchariya Doug Duncan has been teaching the Buddhist path to awakening for over three decades. In 2005, Duncan founded Clear Sky Meditation Center in Cranbrook, BC. He continues to travel around the world leading retreats and classes with his partner and co-teacher Catherine Pawasarat.

Known for his direct and compassionate engagement with students, Doug embraces the full spectrum of the various traditions he employs in order to mentor beings to a more awakened state. His great sense of humour, caring attitude and sometimes very direct involvement makes him an effective catalyst for opening the shadow, for very practical application of the teachings, for humorous and gentle relief when tensions mount and through a diverse range of explorations expands the teachings to include all aspects of life.   More about Doug Duncan Sensei.


Public Talk: Friday 7pm, November 6

To kick off the retreat, join Doug Duncan Sensei on Friday night for an engaging class on the fundamentals of Zen. Zen was traditionally a sitting practice in the East, but in the West it is particularly suited as an active teaching. He will share his insights on how we can use Zen to meet life’s challenges, in an engaged way.


Dāna to the teacher (traditional generosity giving) plus Organization fees to Dharma Hub Calgary (Friday night: $20 | Fri, Sat & Sun: $135 advance or $150 at the door).  What is Dāna?

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Friday night public talk: No registration needed, please bring Dāna to the teacher and registration fee ($20) at the door.

Weekend Retreat: (includes Friday night). Please provide your full name in the box below then click the paypal button to reserve your place on the retreat. This payment covers Dharma Hub’s organisation fees ($135 advance), but it is still recommended you bring Dāna for Doug Sensei when you attend. Thanks!

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Cancellation policy: * Registration fees are non-refundable once registration has been made.

If you have questions, please contact us by email or phone 587-327-0207.  We are also offering weekly Thursday night meditation classes.


November 6, 2015
November 8, 2015
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Dharma Hub Calgary
1035 8 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0M5 Canada
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