Your “calling” or your “daemon” is the part of your being that you cannot deny – it is a guiding light that demands to be followed. It is your bodhicitta, the awakening mind. The question is, how does one find one’s daemon?
Embodying the Sacred Feminine: Leaving Room To Be Awakening is the process of contacting the feminine principle, the sacred feminine, the spaciousness. Most people think ‘I’ve got to work on unfoldment’, ‘I’ve got to meditate more’. Or ‘I’ve got to do yoga for unfoldment’. Maybe we think, ‘I’ve got to work out all my family, […]
Luminosity and bliss is the natural state of the mind – before it reaches turbulence. In order to keep the mind from being in a state of turbulence, one has to let go of two veils which generate all our machinations.
When it comes to meditation, here is a practical and fundamental question: Why don’t you practice? While we prefer the immediate endorphin rush from ‘pleasure’, it is disciplined meditation practice & our work that grows us. Here is how to put pleasure where it belongs, and flourish sustainably.
So why does suffering continue? This is a hard one. Are you ready?
At some point every serious spiritual seeker asks the profound question: how does true transformative change come about? In this video, Doug Duncan Sensei shares how we need to begin with structural change at the core of our being.
In this blog post we share with you a foundational tool that we believe is fundamental (and universal) to the journey of spiritual growth. This tool consists of six ancient principles, altogether called the ‘Perfections’, or Paramis. The beauty of the Paramis is that they take us out of habit, and into new ways of being.
Do you want to live in a thriving, conscious community that values people above profit? Does living and working with people who also value spiritual growth and awakening sound appealing? When it comes to the nitty gritty reality of every day life, people and personalities, we need seriously effective tools to help integrate our spiritual […]
This video of Doug & Catherine Sensei describes how to use mantra to overcome negative thoughts. It was filmed live during a public talk on April 20, 2017, at Watkins Books in London. When we catch ourselves thinking negative thoughts, how can we move through them? The purpose of mantra is to occupy our senses, […]
What is tantra? How does it work? In this video, Doug & Catherine describe how tantra is a meditation practice that takes us beyond our fears and habits.