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Astrology & Dharma Course: Awakening Through AstroDharma (Hollyhock)

July 4, 2018 - July 8, 2018

Astrology and Dharma:  Awakening Through AstroDharma

Ready to embrace your unique journey in this lifetime, and transform this path for the benefit of all beings? The exhilaration of ongoing transformation and empowerment is our birthright. We don’t have to feel frustrated or stuck! AstroDharma, a combination of Astrology and Dharma, can help. 

With AstroDharma we transform challenges in our life – old mental models, counterproductive emotional and relationship patterns, unwholesome habits – by upcycling them into healthier, more beneficial ones. AstroDharma offers us the tools of timeless Buddhist wisdom applied to help us skillfully navigate our soul map, our natal astrological chart.

Why AstroDharma? Astrology and Dharma Combined

Transpersonal astrology draws on Jungian principles and Western mythology to understand how unique we each are, and at the same time how our experiences as humans are universal. Buddhism packs 2500 years of profound consciousness studies to ensure that the transformations in our lifetime are based in loving kindness, compassion and wisdom.

About this Astrology & Dharma Course

This course offered at Hollyhock is designed to help you:

  • better identify patterns in your own astrological birth chart;
  • recognize and develop opportunities and gifts shown in your chart;
  • identify and loosen blocks, freeing up energy;
  • recognize and transform challenges into strengths.

The aim is ever deeper self-realization and connection with our higher purpose for this lifetime. You’re invited to dive deeper into the transformational process by working on a specific personal challenge.

We’ll take advantage of various modalities for this work: guided visualizations, journaling, drawing, constellation role play, social presencing theater and found-object mandalas.


Don’t know anything about astrology or dharma? Don’t worry – Catherine Sensei’s online introduction to Astrology and dharma will provide you with material you need to get going.


“Hearing Catherine’s interactions with others, I observe such a strong palpable intention to be of benefit when speaking, and also to really hear when listening. Both are such rare qualities in the world and clearly the fruit of a life of practice.”

– Jacob Steele, Events Organizer, Banyen Books.


Related Content


Interview with Banyen Books & Sound

AstroDharma Insights Videos


Ready to go? Register for the Course

Register early to ensure your program and accommodation choices, and take advantage of early bird specials:

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Early Bird Specials

If registered by April 24th you get:
  • A Personalized Natal Chart Package (20+ pages) with information about your specific astrological make-up
  • Access to an exclusive 1-hour webinar Q&A with the instructor, Catherine Pawasarat
  • $25 discount to the Intro to AstroDharma online course on
If registered by May 15th you get:
  • Access to an exclusive 1-hour webinar Q&A with the instructor, Catherine Pawasarat
  • $25 discount to the Intro to AstroDharma online course on
If registered by June 1st you get:
  • $25 discount to the Intro to AstroDharma online course on

About the Teacher, Catherine Pawasarat Sensei

Catherine Pawasarat astrology and dharma TeacherCatherine Pawasarat Sensei has been a student of astrology and dharma for more than 25 years.  She has been a dharma trainer and teacher of the path of awakening since the early 2000s.

Catherine began her spiritual practices in earnest in her early 20s. At this time she struggled to overcome personal suffering.  She also found it hard to make sense of international environmental and social justice challenges. This struggle led her to became a student of metaphysics, Western spiritual traditions, ayahuasca sacraments and Buddhadharma.

Since 1998 she has trained daily with Acariya Doug Duncan.  This training has been an intensive spiritual apprenticeship that is rare in the modern West. With Doug she is co-founder of Clear Sky Retreat Center in the BC Rockies and Planet Dharma, and a lineage holder for these teachings.

Catherine worked as an advocacy photojournalist and studied traditional Japanese arts (including koto, shamisen, kyogen) in Kyoto for 20 years, culminating in her landmark work at Throughout the year she travels internationally giving dharma teachings with Doug Sensei. She also offers an introductory online course in astrology.  In addition, Catherine supports social entrepreneurship for spiritual practitioners at AkasaVision Consulting.


What students say about Catherine’s AstroDharma Course:

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Awakening Through AstroDharma at Hollyhock, Cortes Island BC

This astrology and dharma course will be held at innovative and beautiful Hollyhock Centre on Cortes Island, BC.

Since 1982 Hollyhock has been a pioneering human potential education centre. Hollyhock’s founders dreamed of creating a lifelong learning and leadership curriculum to inspire, nourish and support people intent on service to a better world. Find out more about Hollyhock in this video:

Ready to go? Register for the Course

Register early to ensure your program and accommodation choices, and take advantage of early bird specials:

Register for meditation retreat

New to Astrology? Introductory Online Course:

Astrology and DharmaAre you new to astrology?  Don’t worry.  While a basic working knowledge of astrology is required for this course, here’s how you can get up to speed.

Simply enroll in Catherine Pawasarat Sensei’s self-guided Introduction to AstroDharma online course.

The course consists of 12 videos that will give you a solid grounding in the exciting foundations of astrology, plus follow-up activities to help you integrate your learning into your life.

Also, read this article on how astrology and dharma is used to increase joy and integrate the shadow.






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July 4, 2018
July 8, 2018
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Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
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(250) 935-6576
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(250) 935-6576
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