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
- Discover or deepen your understanding about what Buddhists mean when they talk about Emptiness/ The Void and what this experience can do for you
- Gain tools to deepen your comfort and skill at experiencing Emptiness and the benefits that come from this (greater calm, joy, compassion and ease)
- Learn how this one skill can enhance every other skill in your life
- Learn how to practice and leverage these ancient, powerful teachings, even in the midst of your busy, modern life
- Saturday, November 24th- 10am-noon
- Sunday, November 25th- 10am-noon
About the TeacherAchariya Doug Duncan has been teaching the Buddhist path to awakening for over three decades. 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.
Fees: Dāna + Admin FeeThese teachings are offered by Doug Sensei as a form of Dāna (traditional generosity giving) and likewise, attendees are asked to reciprocate generously to the teachers. There will be a Dāna bowl available at the foyer of the Dharma Hub for you to give your offering or you can use the button below to give your offering electronically. More information: Dāna Guidelines and Practice.
Dāna for Doug & Catherine:There is also a Dharma Hub Administration Fee* of $30/session or $50 for the whole weekend. (Please note that this fee does not go to the teachers but helps cover the costs to bring the teachers to Calgary, including transportation and accommodation.)
You, Me, We
Tools for collaborative teamwork, meaningful connection and achieving your personal vision.Working and engaging consciously in organisations, teams and groups is among the most rewarding and growth filled experiences we can have. What would your life be like if each of us were able to fully support, inspire and collaborate with each other? What kind of world could we create together? In today’s world, we push for independence and personal freedom, often at the cost of belonging, connection and the welfare of the greater whole. Without community we are isolated, lonely, disempowered and without support. Without personal vision and individuality we feel subsumed by the collective. Join Dharma Teacher Doug Duncan Sensei for a weekend of teachings on how to create, connect and engage meaningfully in community. Learn how to be an empowered individual that plays and works well with others, for the benefit of all. Doug will share his personal experiences living and building conscious organisations in Canada and internationally. Learn tools for how we can manifest our personal and collective potentials, for a more compassionate world that we truly want to live in. Course Outcomes
- Understand what consciously working together really means, where you have it in your life already and where it is missing.
- Discover where, how and why you may be resisting or avoiding community in your own life.
- Find out exactly what you can do to build and connect consciously with like minded people.
- Learn practical tools for better communication and working collaboratively and constructively with others
- Taste the potential of deep, meaningful connection.
- Saturday July 15th – 10am-noon
- Sunday July 16th – 10am-noon