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The Ego: A Necessary Brat , , 12 July, 2020 by Doug Duncan Sensei Edited by Catherine Pawasarat and Andy Rogers The Ego: A Necessary Brat Most of us cherish our independence and our freedom to decide our own values, goals, and other life choices. At the same time...
Some spiritual traditions––including the one I've practiced for over 20 years––include practices that regularly remind us of death, and how to prepare for death. Such reminders help us keep in mind how precious this life is. They help us to stay in the present moment,...
Money, sexuality and power/control are three major unconscious forces in the psyche. They lead us down shadow alleys and unhealthy patterning. Here’s how to work with them – step back from the stage and enjoy the play.
Change yourself to change the world. By practicing insight meditation we look deeply at the nature of our conditioned struggle and we begin to understand the solution – the ability to choose a better state of mind, at will.
Our shadow material blocks the proper functioning of our chakras. Discover why it is so important to integrate the shadow and liberate the chakras on the path of enlightenment.
From her month long writing retreat on the Gion Festival, Dharma Teacher Catherine Pawasarat Sensei shares her insights and blessings amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
She shares how the festival started 1,150 years ago in Japan as a ritual to overcome plague, and the importance of balance in our lives. Read more here:
From the Dharma perspective, this time of COVID-19 is a wake up call. Perhaps it gives us an opportunity to rethink how we live and orientate in our world.
Click below to read Dharma Teacher Doug Duncan Sensei’s thoughts on how we can find some sanity and perspective in this time of uncertainty:
What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation? While they may be related, they are not the same thing. With mindfulness, the ego still remains in place. With meditation you witness the mind that witnesses the phenomenon.
Do you want to live in a thriving, conscious community that values people, spiritual growth and care for the earth? Here are five tips that you can apply.