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Karma Yoga: The Path for the Western Mind in Calgary
November 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm MST
Join Doug Duncan Sensei in Calgary for a special talk on Monday night at the Dharma Hub. Doug calls Karma Yoga, “The Path for the Western Mind”.
The typical westerner is so fully in and of the world that while silent retreat work is therapeutic and important, the chances of spending enough time silently watching the mind is unlikely to lead to a major breakthrough on its own.
Rather than try to rely fully on the 10% of our time we are “away” from the world, why not try to also fully leverage the 90% of our time we spend engaged in activity? Karma Yoga embraces this activity and transforms it into the ultimate mindfulness activity: by shifting our relationship with our work, we unlock its ability to produce insight and to clear unwholesome karma.
About the Teacher
Achariya Doug Duncan has been teaching the Buddhist path to awakening for over three decades. In 2005, Duncan founded Clear Sky Meditation Center in Cranbrook, BC. He continues to travel around the world leading retreats and classes with his partner and co-teacher Catherine Pawasarat.
Known for his direct and compassionate engagement with students, Doug embraces the full spectrum of the various traditions he employs in order to mentor beings to a more awakened state. His great sense of humour, caring attitude and sometimes very direct involvement makes him an effective catalyst for opening the shadow, for very practical application of the teachings, for humorous and gentle relief when tensions mount and through a diverse range of explorations expands the teachings to include all aspects of life. More about Doug Duncan Sensei.
This teaching is offered by Sensei as a form of Dāna (traditional generosity giving) and likewise, attendees are asked to reciprocate generously to the teacher. There will be a Dāna bowl available at the foyer of the Dharma Hub for you to give your offering. What is Dāna?
Time: The class will start at 6:30pm, please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time.
Location: Dharma Hub Calgary is located at 2232 Bowness Rd, NW in West Hillhurst (near Kensington, not in Bowness).