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Enlighten-Up!

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am MDT

Enlighten-Up!

Topic: A fresh dharma topic every month.

Enlighten-Up! are uncompromising, unflinching and kick-ass dharma classes.  Vajrayana Teachers Qapel and Sensei present a new topic each month.  Join online from anywhere in the world.  

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This Enlighten-Up:

Catherine Sensei will be giving a dharma talk following her one month meditation retreat.

Why Enlighten-Up!?

Dharma Talks for 21st Century Life

The word ‘Dharma’ has many meanings, one being the ultimate truths of reality, and the universal laws of awakening.  That’s lovely, but how do you bring these ancient perspectives into 21st century life?

These monthly(ish) classes are a way to bring kick-ass, applicable dharma into your life.  Tune in to higher truths, with real-life Dharma teachers from wherever you might be in the world.

The topic of the classes will change each month.  They will be thought provoking, inspiring and designed to ‘enlighten-up’ your world.  In a world that has a tendency to ‘dumb down’ the complexities of wisdom, we promise not to.

There will also be an opportunity to share in small groups and to ask questions at the end of the class.

Video recordings are available for those who cannot attend live.

These Enlighten-Up classes are open to all experience levels.

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The teachers Doug duncan, Catherine Pawasarat
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Meet the Teacher

Catherine Pawasarat Sensei

Catherine Pawasarat Sensei is a contemporary Dharma teacher, attendant, consort, co-teacher via Planet Dharma and co-founder of Clear Sky Retreat Center. 

She 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.

More About Sensei | About the Lineage

Course Details

Fees and Dāna

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

Registration

Sunday class time: 9am MT

To attend, you must register via the button below. These dharma classes are typically held once a month, with the exception of when the Teachers are travelling or teaching another course.

We recommend you attend live, but if you cannot, the video recording will be available for one week after the live session.  The live session includes time for a short sharing/ community discussion and Q&A.

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Cheryl Bate

The anapanasati sutta created a deep, deep experience for me. I was finally able to understand the 16 steps and the 4 tetrads much much better. It’s a whole new world.

Cheryl Bate
Clinical Counsellor, Private Practise, Whistler, BC
Zoe Moores

I enjoyed reconnecting with my body, with nature and with joyful memories during the retreat. Some of this was inspired through the breathing practice, and some through searching for moments of piti which we could easily connect to. There was an easing during the retreat, as well as some moments of deep connection and understanding. This time, it was hearing spaciousness explained in a different way.

Zoe Moores
Translator, trainer, researcher
James Stewart

The breathing retreat was fantastic for me on so many levels! As my first retreat, it really taught how me to deepen my budding meditation practice. Catherine Sensei is warm, knowledgeable and led a wonderful course.

James Stewart
Dr. Duncan Cryle

Sensei, fresh from a 3 month retreat, gave beautiful, grounded and profound teachings on breathing practice. The retreat worked seamlessly between those of us with the fortune to be in person, and those joining online. Felt I could go very deep over the ten days with a transformative combination of a great teacher, a deep practice, a sincere group of co-retreatants, and 310 acres in the mountains!

Dr. Duncan Cryle
Ph.D IBM executive

Details

Date:
April 23
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
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