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Conscious Relationship: Public Classes in Fernie BC

January 13, 2018 - February 10, 2018

Public Teachings in Fernie, BC: Conscious Relationship: Tools for Growing Together and Separately

with Catherine Pawasarat and Doug Duncan

Saturdays January 13, 27 and February 10, 2018

Relationships are essential to living a meaningful and rewarding life, and yet also the source of some of our greatest difficulties. Why is it that we are often most emotionally triggered by those we are closest to? What can we do to increase growth and connection in our relationships?

Course Outcomes:

-Discover how to practice mindfulness and compassion in the midst of interpersonal conflict and emotional challenges
-Learn how to deepen awareness of yourself and tendencies through the relationships in your life
-Gain tools for more honest and constructive communication
-Learn how to leverage the relationships in your life for the greatest growth of all involved

Course Schedule

In the Beginning: Jan 13th, 7:30-9pm

When we’re single or have just arrived in a new community, we spend a lot of time looking for relationships, friendships, romantic relationships, mentors. When a relationship begins, it’s both exciting and terrifying. How do we enjoy the gifts relationships offer without losing our sense of freedom? How do we know whether they will withstand the challenges of time and personalities and wills? We take a look at these questions from the perspective of personal transformation, healthy relating, and spiritual unfoldment.

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Being in Relationship: Jan 27th, 7:30-9pm

It’s a natural human instinct to be in relationship. We are, after all, social animals! How can we enjoy healthy relationships without committing to a particular kind of relationship with a particular person? How can we honor longstanding relationships and still grow? How can we love another person or other people, and continue to feel like our journey of discovery together is fresh and new? How can we be happy and support another person to be happy as well?

Transforming through Relationship: Feb 10th, 7:30-9pm

Sometimes relationships have served their purpose. How can we continue to grow together? Or if we can’t, how can we move on healthfully, both separately and as friends?


Fees: Dāna + Registration Fee

These teachings are offered by Doug & Catherine Sensei as a form of Dāna (traditional generosity giving) and likewise, attendees are asked to reciprocate generously to the teachers. There will be a Dāna bowl available at the foyer of Soar Studio for you to give your offering. More information: About Dāna Practice.

There is also a Registration Fee of $50/series or $20/class to cover administrative costs.   Click below to register for one or the whole series.


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January 13, 2018
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