By Doug Duncan

Dharma If You Dare

Living Life with Abandon

Doug Duncan Sensei’s pithy book, Dharma if you Dare, offers an empowering starting point for addressing our desire for ‘something more’.

Humorous and accessible, discover how to explore your own feelings of longing and dissatisfaction with practical tools – based in the Tibetan Karma Kagyu lineage and other wisdom traditions – helping to free your mind.

About the Author

Doug Duncan

Doug has been leading retreats, teaching and training in universal practices of spiritual unfoldment since 1985. Doug Duncan studied with the Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche from 1974 until the latter’s passing in 2003. Doug received lay ordination from Namgyal Rinpoche in 1978, and is a lineage holder in that teaching. He also received teachings from the 16th Karmapa and other Tibetan Rinpoches, as well as from the Ven. Sayadaw U Thila Wunta, and from a Master of the Western Mystery School. In addition, Doug has undertaken numerous three-month solitary meditation retreats.

Doug Sensei founded Clear Sky Meditation Center with his partner Catherine Pawasarat in BC Canada, and together they help students in numerous countries liberate themselves from suffering.

Other Books

Wasteland to Pureland

Reflections on the Path to Awakening

Wasteland to Pureland is for those wanting to walk a path to greater freedom, immense clarity and fulfillment. This is the journey to a state of ultimate care for others.

Gain insights about the nature of an awakening experience that is vast and beyond words.

Understand the practical steps, phases and elements that must come together for transcendental alchemy to occur.

It doesn’t matter if you are a practicing Buddhist or just interested in finding greater meaning in your life. This small book is chockfull of ideas and suggestions for personal exploration.

Linda Hochstetler

Dharma If You Dare presents teachings on the fundamentals of Buddhism that are clearly and simply stated, and easily applicable, in any tradition. This is a short but sweet resource that can help kick-start a reorientation towards the much neglected spiritual side of our lives.

Gerald Giuliani

You will come to recognize more deeply how the power of small things can make a world of difference in your life and the lives of others. Doug Duncan shows us how living your calling can be easier than we think – and If you follow his witty and practical insights, you’ll find that these techniques really work.

Michelle Heinz


What measure measures the measurer’s measure?

– Doug Duncan Sensei