The present – the here-and-now – is a wonderful toy. But we have to get out of the burning house to untie the ribbon, tear off the pretty paper, and open the box! Doug shares how we can do this, and enjoy doing it, during our busy modern lives. Nothing less than spiritual awakening is the inevitable result. This video was filmed live at Watkins Books, London’s oldest estoeric bookshop.
Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat are asked in this video what expectations they have of committed students, what expectations a student should have of a Dharma teacher, and what they recommend if someone is interested in studying with them.
Is ‘striving’ to awaken just another form of ego clinging? Why work to awaken if the human collective is already waking up? Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat share their insights on these important questions.
Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat share about the types of meditation they teach. They also share their thoughts on the challenges that Westerners face in seeking awakening – particularly lack of depth and shallowness of practice.
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.
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.
The teacher-student relationship is a vital aspect for spiritual unfoldment in Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. In this video, Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat talk candidly about the process of getting a teacher. They also describe how as modern spiritual teachers they work with their students.
In this video, Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat share why Karma Yoga is an excellent spiritual path for action-oriented modern people, that takes us beyond our selves.
It is said that the Buddha conveyed the first transmission of Zen to his disciple Mahākāśyapa by simply holding up a flower in silence. Following on from a weekend Zen retreat in Calgary, we ask Dharma Teacher Doug Duncan Sensei “What is the essence of Zen?”
Dharma Teacher Catherine Pawasarat talks about the notion of ‘goodness’. She discusses the complexity and profundity of goodness, and how much we underestimate its power to affect tremendous change quite quickly.