There are three substances we could argue to be the most indispensable and immeasurable commodities on the planet, and they also happen to be free: love, sunlight and air. We’d add a fourth, less obvious one: enlightened consciousness, which could be considered a highly developed form of love.
Life is movement and life is desire. The process of spiritual awakening is inherently dance-like. A still, clear center must be maintained internally for the dancer’s limbs to be free, and the same is true for freedom in our own lives.
Want to hear about a powerful tool you can use on your quest for freedom? We believe that the combination of Astrology & Dharma powerfully brings together two ancient wisdom traditions– one Eastern, one Western – to help us speed up our unfoldment. Think, “turbo charge.”
Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan & Catherine Pawasarat speak about the benefits of having a spiritual teacher or a ‘guru’. They describe the fear that we might lose our identity, but how the teacher actually helps a student expand their identity beyond societal conditioning to transcendence.
No doubt about it, it’s not easy being vulnerable. And yet that’s one of the best ways for us to grow trust in our relationships. When’s the last time you told your colleagues (or friends, or family) how you are truly feeling?
What is awakening? From the point of view of the East, awakening is any realization or insight or knowledge that one didn’t have before. The “how” of awakening is the willingness to find out what it is. If you don’t have the aspiration or the motivation you can’t find it. You have to want it and you have to trust that it’s there.
Which would you choose: happiness, or 16 different kinds of bliss? Classic Buddhist teachings don’t address happiness; they do, however address 16 different categories of bliss. For most of us, they come and go like different kinds of weather. With training, we can manifest them at will – training has benefits!
Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan & Catherine Pawasarat speak about their co-teaching model. They describe how having both a male and female teacher can help address different facets of growth and unfoldment.
Anxiety, worry and fear are a part of everyday life, particularly in our fast-paced society and the realities of modern globalization. And they don’t help things! So what do we do to loosen the grip that they have on us and those around us? Discover the Five Steps to Beat Feeling Beat by Fear, Anxiety and Worry.
The question is always with us, what happens when we get back to our busy, complex and challenging daily lives? Doug and Catherine Sensei share the importance of ongoing practice in the form of ‘awakening in action’ or karma yoga.