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?
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.
In this Banyen interview, Doug Sensei and Catherine speak about their innovative teaching work, the blending of Eastern and Western traditions, and the integration of the shadow aspects of our psyches for transformation.
In our particular spiritual tradition, the keys to success for karma yoga revolve around staying aware in the present moment, and cultivating the bodhisattva vow: dedicating all of our efforts for the benefit of all beings.
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 […]
One of the many reasons we support Dharma Training is because, when done well, it also leads to business and personal success. You might be wondering, ‘how so’? Firstly, Dharma Training helps us to meet mental models and personal lacks in the form of our tribal and educational conditioning.
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.
Our work sharing the teachings of universal unfoldment often takes us to foreign countries, some of which may be described by the industrialised world as ‘developing’. We used to call them ‘primitive’ but as our cultures evolved we’ve had the sense to realize that was too condescending; ‘developing’ is an improvement and no doubt an […]
An Interview with Dharma Teacher Achariya Doug Duncan on Exploring, Transcending, Surrendering & Awakening. Article by Brendan Joseph Ries, as Published in the Kyoto Journal Online Magazine, February 2014. Click to download Moving into the stream. Thanks to the wonderful Kyoto Journal for permission to use the article.