Video: Why Awaken?

Video: Why Awaken?

By and on March 9th, 2019

Why awaken? In this video, learn what enlightenment, awakening, Christ consciousness, or Buddha nature actually means for us as modern people who want to be more conscious. Discover why we would bother pursuing that state of being. Enlighten-Up is a monthly livestream...
Human Consciousness is a Palace

Human Consciousness is a Palace

By and on January 12th, 2019

Human Consciousness is a Palace 12 JANUARY, 2019 Human Consciousness is Vast What is the most salient fact of your existence? You are “Conscious”. This is what makes you a human being. You are a human being because you are conscious. There is this huge palace sitting...
Spiritual Awakening & the Modern Age

Spiritual Awakening & the Modern Age

By and on February 5th, 2017

Spiritual Awakening Today: Bridging Old and New How might one attain to spiritual awakening in the modern world, in these complex times? In this article we look back at the two main historical models for spiritual training, and propose a contemporary approach for...
Trust and the Teacher-Student Relationship

Trust and the Teacher-Student Relationship

By and on December 26th, 2015

Doug Duncan Sensei shares about his relationship with his teacher, Namgyal Rinpoche, and his own experience of teaching now.  This is an excerpt from the Kyoto Journal article ‘Moving Into the Stream: An Interview with Dharma Teacher Achariya Doug Duncan’...
Entering the Stream of Freedom: Karma Yoga and Dharma Training

Entering the Stream of Freedom: Karma Yoga and Dharma Training

By on December 5th, 2015

Do you want more freedom? And what do you mean by “freedom?” There’s political freedom, freedom of expression and freedom of opportunity, all of which are action oriented, external manifestations. We can also enjoy freedom from troubled mind states and freedom from...