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Office Hours: Doug Sensei’s Birthday Party

July 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT

Office Hours - Doug Sensei's Birthday Party

Online Q&A and 'Dharma If You Dare' re-launch

Surprise! It’s Doug Duncan Sensei’s birthday this month. Wish him happy birthday, and celebrate the re-launch of his first book, Dharma If You Dare.  


office hours birthday dharma if you dare

Office Hours: Doug Sensei’s Birthday Party 

To celebrate Doug Sensei’s 71st birthday, we are hosting a special Birthday Party edition of Office Hours on July 19th.

Put on your party hat / shirt and join us online. You will have an opportunity to share your love and well wishes.  And, help Doug Sensei celebrate the 2020 re-launch of his first book, Dharma If You Dare.

Why Office Hours?

When you’re swept up in the busyness of career, family and daily pressures, Office Hours is an anchor to universal teachings and supportive community. 

Coming together in question and reflection is a precious opportunity for deepened compassion and wisdom. You may discover that others share the same question as you, or better yet, learn the answers to questions you even never thought to ask. This ‘triple gem’ of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha is a tangible refuge to strengthen your awakening journey.

Not sure what to expect? You are welcome to attend as an observer and are not required to ask a question. Although participants are encouraged to bring questions, it is not mandatory.

Video recordings are available for those who cannot attend live.

Office Hours is open to all experience levels.

Achariya Doug Duncan Sensei

Meet the Teachers

Catherine Pawasarat
Catherine Pawasarat
Doug Duncan
Doug Duncan

Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat are Dharma and meditation teachers who founded Clear Sky Meditation Centre, BC, Canada.

Achariya Doug Duncan received lay ordination from Namgyal Rinpoche in 1978, and is a lineage holder in that teaching. Known for his direct, humourous and compassionate engagement with students, Doug embraces various traditions, contemporary psychology, and science, to mentor all beings to a more awakened state.

Catherine Pawasarat has trained daily with Acariya Doug Duncan since 1998 in an intensive spiritual apprenticeship that is rare in the modern West. She received lay ordination from Namgyal Rinpoche in 2003. In addition to Buddhist philosophy and its applications to daily life, Catherine also draws on generative living and the arts. With Doug she is co-founder of Clear Sky Retreat Center in the BC Rockies.

Course Details

Fees and Dāna

These sessions are offered based on the ancient principle of generosity, or Dāna


To attend, you must register by the FRIDAY evening prior (9pm MST) to each Office Hours on Sunday. Office Hours are held every second Sunday with a couple of exceptions when the Teachers are traveling.

We recommend you attend live, but if you cannot, please submit your questions by email. The video recording will be available for one week after the live session.

Sensei's Birthday Fundraiser

Would you like to give Doug Sensei a birthday gift? This year he’d love donations toward the Clear Sky Temple building project for his birthday.

proposed temple building project clear sky


July 19, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
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