Affiliated Dharma Communities

Our Dharma community extends internationally, with students of Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat teaching in urban settings. If you are so lucky to live near one of our sangha centers, we highly recommend you immerse yourself in their local programs.

Awaken in Toronto

Toronto, Canada

Awaken in Toronto is a dedicated community of individuals committed to awakening in this lifetime. We work together to overcome the isolation of contemporary urban life, and create a space where we can safely explore the workings of our minds. We have a weekly meditation class, and host regular discussion groups on topics such as abundance, and death & dying. We offer weekend meditation retreats at the Dharma Centre of Canada that allow us to explore some of life’s deepest questions, and hold regular social events to build friendship and community. Last but not least, we are honoured to host our root guru teachers, Doug Qapel Duncan and Sensei Catherine Pawasarat, for longer meditation retreats.

Dharma Europe

UK, Germany, Italy, France

Dharma Europe is a strong, vibrant and diverse community of dharma practitioners and people wanting to find out more about the teachings.
They are based across Europe – in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain – and are frequently joined in their activities by people from all over the world, including South Africa, Canada, Japan, and the USA.

Dharma Europe offers opportunities to meditate, retreat, support and challenge each other, do service and develop karma yoga and explore the different ways which Dharma manifests in our lives.

Dharma Hub Calgary

Calgary, Alberta

The Dharma Hub is located in central Calgary.  We are an urban meditation community dedicated to developing a sincere and grounded mindfulness practice that encompasses all facets of life.  We offer a path that is both dynamic and contemplative, drawing from classical buddhadharma, therapeutic tools and body awareness work.   You could say we explore an ‘out of the box’ modern approach to liberation that is 75% ‘Buddhism’ and 25% ‘whatever works’.

Despertando no Brasil


Awakening Brazil invites you to attend classes to learn about the teachings of Buddha Dharma and how to bring the awakened mind and stillness into daily life.

Awaken in Nelson

Nelson, BC

Awaken in Nelson is led by Michelle Heinz.  She is a caring and insightful guide, dedicated to helping you integrate spiritual practice more deeply with your work, relationships and daily life in the Nelson area. Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand, Michelle met and began training with her Dharma Teachers Qapel and Sensei in Japan in 2003.  Michelle is a co-founding member and previous Director of Clear Sky Retreat Centre. She is training as an Integral Coach and works at Retreat Guru. 

Clear Sky Center and Local Area

East Kootenay, Cranbrook

Clear Sky Center offers a wide variety of programs for new and experienced meditators.  These include Integrating Mindfulness, Meditation Retreats, intensive community stays and Meditation Circle.