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Awakening Through Career & Creativity: Right Livelihood (Webinar Series Two)
June 5, 2017 - June 26, 2017
Do you want to combine spiritual awakening with a fulfilling career and a life filled with creativity?
Join us for the second four part webinar series of 2017.
Each of the three webinar series held throughout the year draws on an aspect of the three parts of the Eightfold Ennobling Path. This methodology of spiritual awakening is divided into three sections: panna, sila and samadhi, corresponding to mind, speech and body.
This first webinar series, The Mystical Life: Right View in February, 2017 focuses on mind & view (panna). This second series relates to livelihood, part of speech & sila. The third series of webinar teachings, Healing the Splits Within: Right Effort, is offered September and will focus on effort, part of body & samadhi.
Another orientation for the webinar topics would be like this: the nature of the mystical life (view), career as a path to awakening (speech) and healing the body of liberation (samadhi). Each of these sections will comprise of four consecutive Monday night teachings (12 in total), each ending with a weekend “at home” retreat to seal the teachings with actual practice and experience.
Awakening Through Career & Creativity: Right Livelihood –
Webinar Series Description:
Right Livelihood is about finding the way to live in truth, according to the laws of nature. By seeking the best state and the best supporting conditions for that, we are able to transcend and live beyond much of the second-rate goods that consumerist society offers us.
How do we get the most beautiful for the least effort, the least amount of energy expenditure? The most beautiful phenomenon in life is the spiritually awakened being. The transcendental state is the most wonderful one available to us, to anyone. It is not a fad – it is timeless, and it doesn’t become outdated. Fashions do go out of date, so if we’re trying to be fashionable we’re probably not getting the best for the least effort.
As mentioned, the Sanskrit word samma is often translated as “right,” though a better translation would be “total” or “complete.” Meanwhile, livelihood comes from ajiva, which means “life.” Thus a total or complete life refers to something much bigger and more beautiful than just the job or career you have. This webinar series invites you to find and live and work in that beauty.
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The webinars are streamed live on Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, at 7:30pm Mountain time. We encourage you to prioritize attending live, in order to get the maximum benefit from the energy of the teachings, and to be able to ask questions as they arise.
If this isn’t possible, the classes may be watched as a recording for one week after the live class. The webinars are available online for one week after each session, and directions will be given upon registration.
Flash Retreat: On the weekend of July 1-2nd, 2017, participants will meditate at home using the Body of Truth, a unique meditation designed specifically for modern beings living in today’s world. We encourage you to book and plan for this time in your schedules in advance.
Homework: Some homework will be given in each session that we can apply as we go through our day.
Office Hours: For Year of Victory program participants there are regular Saturday ‘Office Hours’ at 3pm MST to ask questions or ask for further clarification. For non year long participants there are our regularly scheduled ‘Office Hours’ that typically are every 2nd Sunday at 3pm MST.
Online Forum for Connected Learning: We encourage attendees to participate in Juice, our online forum designed to develop connections with other practitioners, support one another, and otherwise keep our practice juicy. On Juice we can share our experiences as we do the homework and reflect on the teachings, and learn from one another’s experiences and perspectives. When we share what works for us, our spiritual progress can really augment one another’s.
Note that you must register before the start of the first webinar in order to watch all webinars in the series. Once you have registered for the whole series, there is also registration required for each individual webinar.
Dana and Fees
In accordance with the tradition of spiritual teachings everywhere, the teachings are given by dāna so that finances will not be an impediment to receiving teachings. Dāna practice is a profound and very high teaching, and we encourage you to educate yourself about it here (Dāna guidelines & practice), keep your dāna practice vibrant, and do whatever you can to support the work we do.
Dāna is s non-transactional form of support, and thus it’s most beneficial for the giver to give regularly and as generously as possible. With reflection, we start to redefine what concepts like “support,” “generosity,” “giving,” etc. truly mean. Traditionally dāna is given at the beginning of teachings, in order to set our intention of participating with our utmost sincerity and diligence.
There is a basic course fee to defray the costs of providing these programs online that include the technology and infrastructure. If the course fee presents a challenge to you, connect with us to explore alternative forms of energy exchange.
About Teachers Doug Duncan & Catherine Pawasarat:
Combined, Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat have been practicing the teachings of spiritual awakening for more than 60 years. They’re well versed in Buddhist and Western philosophy and practices, as well as contemporary psychology, consciousness studies and art.
Doug and Catherine founded Clear Sky Meditation Centre in BC, where they are based, twelve years ago. Having lived overseas for many years and traveled extensively, they also draw on intercultural and trans-cultural experience to broaden the range and depth of their understandings of spiritual awakening & liberation that they share with others.
Their engaged compassion, sense of humor and combined wisdom will enrich your life with exploration & discovery. Read their full bios: Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan & Catherine Pawasarat
Testimonials about the Teachers
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