In this video, Doug Duncan Sensei discusses the relationship between the awakened consciousness and the sustainability of our human species. He draws attention to the dual nature of sustainability: both of the question of sustainability of our external environment and also of our internal states. Click for More Videos featuring Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat.
Or Getting Paid to Undertake Spiritual Training This is a continuation of The Dharma of Work (Part One). We propose that it’s possible to craft a virtual monastery amidst daily life, the workplace and career. In this context, spiritual training is conducive to our foundational Maslowian needs as well as our spiritual quest; though the […]
In this video, Catherine Pawasarat explains the origins behind the choice of the name ‘Planet Dharma’. Click for More Videos featuring Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat.
Historically, spiritual training took place almost exclusively within the monastery or convent. Nowadays few of us spiritual practitioners enter that kind of orthodox context. What then? We suggest that the workplace – whether a company, clinic, factory, studio, etc. – comprises our contemporary spiritual training ground.
This class was recorded at Exhale Yoga Studio in Cranbrook, BC, close to Clear Sky Center. Doug Duncan speaks about trust, doubt and awakening. He describes the importance of bringing the same level of skepticism to the act of doubting as to the doubts themselves. Click for More Videos featuring Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat.
The ongoing, mapped process of awakening is the ultimate spiritual healing. With awakening, the self is transcended, and thus the troubles of the self, of “me,” “my troubles,” are healed. Though any organism is inherently subject to decay and death, the process of awakening also includes actual physical healing. The agent of the healing is […]
In a physical monastery everyone knows where you are with your body, speech and mind. But in our modern lives we can’t always be in the same place to practice with our community. Catherine Pawasarat talks about the concept of a virtual monastery. Click for More Videos featuring Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat.
“As human beings, we are immersed and enmeshed in our experience.” In this video, Doug Duncan speaks about the value of having a relationship with someone who can give us perspective on our lives. A teacher can help by pointing out the ways that we defend and promote our ego positions so that we can […]
Dharma training is a process of how to use mundane tasks as a vehicle to become more disciplined, open hearted, clear and compassionate. In this video, Catherine Pawasarat explains why training is so important and how it is central to overcoming suffering. Click for More Videos featuring Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat.
Doug Duncan speaks about challenges, as an important part of spiritual unfoldment. Challenges provide growth to overcome the inertia of the status quo. Click for More Videos featuring Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat.