Advancing While Retreating

Advancing While Retreating

By on May 10th, 2021

Advancing While Retreating   What is it like to meditate for a month? 10 May, 2021 by Catherine Pawasarat Sensei Advancing In Meditation Retreat What is it like to meditate for a month? I embark on annual month-long meditation retreats. It took me nearly twenty years...
Gion Festival: Exploring Its Mysteries

Gion Festival: Exploring Its Mysteries

By on July 30th, 2020

Exploring the Mysteries of the Gion Festival Catherine Pawasarat Sensei is the author of a new book – The Gion Festival: Exploring Its Mysteries. We interviewed her about the festival’s ancient spiritual roots, her love for the community that surrounds it...
Conscious Living through Awareness of Death

Conscious Living through Awareness of Death

By on June 5th, 2020

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...