Perfect Generosity [4:02]

By on March 20th, 2018

In this podcast Achariya Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei expand on the six perfections (Paramis) of Generosity, Discipline, Acceptance, Effort, Concentration, Insight and share “If you can perfect generosity, all the rest will follow.” When we do not apply...

Basic Trust in the Universe

By on October 19th, 2013

The first step in spiritual awakening is becoming aware of our ego structure — actually perceiving the particular beliefs and images that we have identified with and taken to be true — then dissolving that, letting go of that part of one’s identity....

The Next Step of Unfoldment

By on October 5th, 2013

In order for you to move to your next understanding — the next stage of unfoldment — how you position yourself in relationship to your world has to change. — Spiritual unfoldment talk transcript:”The important message that I want to convey...

Why Practice the Paramis? (Part 2 of 2)

By on October 5th, 2013

Part 2: Paralyzed and Free! A quadriplegic man in the hospital for 25 years sees the spaciousness through which all manifestations can arise, including the mind. Was no longer obsessed with the arisings. — Part two of the “Why Practice the Paramis?”...

Why Practice the Paramis? (Part 1 of 2)

By on August 23rd, 2013

The paramis are qualities of character, or “perfections” of heart and mind that can be developed to support the path of awakening–practices which develop wholesome activity, growth and enlightenment. “It is so clear that the Teaching is the...

Bliss Arises

By on April 30th, 2013

Bliss is present because there is no one trying to do anything. Be very clear about this: bliss arises when you no longer try to do anything. — A one-minute excerpt from a talk by Doug Sensei on the Diamond Sutra held at Zofukuji Temple, Miki, Japan, on...