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?
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!
In this vision setting blog post, Doug & Catherine Sensei, invite their students and spiritual community to join them on a path of Awakening in Action. They explain why and how our approaches to practicing Dharma must adapt to the times to continue to be effective for liberation. They articulate a path that encompasses sangha, karma yoga, dharma training and dana as vital components for speedy unfoldment, in the context of our busy modern lives.
What does it mean to be a student? What does it mean to be a teacher? Doug Duncan Sensei shares his personal experience with his teacher Namgyal Rinpoche, and the dynamics of the teacher-student relationship today.
How do we bring the path of awakening to our everyday lives? Well the truth is, we need training. We need training on how to bring spacious, blissful, non-clinging awareness into our hectic and busy lives.
Do you want more freedom? And what do you mean by “freedom?” Some think we can uncover our blind spots through “sitting practice,” also called meditation. While it is true one can discover much this way, what we cannot see is how our patterns play out in our daily lives.
Just 10 years ago this teaching was more focused around meditation and individual therapy, and more yogic, that is, dependent on the student-teacher relationships wherever in the world that might be happening. We’ve seen our focus shift to embracing sangha-centered karma yoga and dharma training as key elements of our path.
How will dharma reshape business? When Buddhism went to the Himalayas the dorje was a weapon of war, it was used to kill people. Now it is a symbol of the awakening mind, skill in action. In the same way Tibetan Buddhism transformed the dorje, we can transform business and other organizations.
by Lisa Feder As I am getting ready to leave Clear Sky Retreat Center after being part of the Karma Yoga team, Cata and Sensei discuss with me some of the biggest challenges to maintaining an ongoing practice of Karma Yoga, or meditation in action through service. Their teaching addresses: Why Do Karma Yoga; Why […]
Dharma Training, Engagement and Social Business This is a continuation of The Dharma of Work (Part One) and (Part Two) The values from our social & work training apply to spiritual training Any good spiritual training incorporates the training that has already occurred. The family home trains us for our social milieu; if we attend […]