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The Mind’s Cutting Edge: 12 Manjushri (Retreat)

Do you wish to embrace wisdom and its different manifestations? Manjushri is the Vajrayana Buddhist archetype of wisdom. In this retreat we will focus on developing cognitive intelligence, discrimination, clarity and rigor in terms of thinking. Our methodology will be the Twelve Manjushri deity yoga practice from the Vajrayana tradition.

Warriors of the Heart: The Bodhisattva Path (Online Course)

What is the Path or Way of the Bodhisattva? In this online course with Qapel and Sensei, we will explore Shantideva's guidance on the Bodhisttva's way of life.  And, most importantly we will explore the important question of how we might live as a true Warriors of the Heart today.

Welcoming the New Year Together

Join us online for a fresh, invigorating dharma talk each month with Vajrayana teachers Qapel and Catherine Sensei.

Breathing Retreat 2024

Join Catherine Pawasarat Sensei for a life changing ten day breathing meditation retreat. Breathing practice is suitable whether you are a newbie or seasoned meditator, or have always wanted to do a vipassana or longer retreat.  Benefit from the in-person guidance of an accomplished meditation teacher and a balanced meditative approach of the four classical meditation postures. The meditation on Mindfulness of Breathing is not only suitable for all beings, it is also the direct way to enlightenment.  A Life Changing Experience Ten Day Breathing Meditation Retreat The breathing retreat in 2022 and 2023 was so powerful for participants we just had to push the 'repeat' button. Repitition for mastery is what meditation is all about -whether you are a newbie or a seasoned practitioner. Over and over again, we hone our attentiveness to the breath until calm, clarity and wisdom emerges. At this retreat, the practice itself is life changing, profound and healing. And most importantly, you will benefit from the rare in-person guidance of an accomplished  meditation teacher and wisdom holder - Catherine Pawasarat Sensei. Breathing meditation is suitable for all types of people.  It develops concentration, calm, bliss and insight - altogether leading to awakening and healing. If you have a background in Vipassana retreats and are interested in doing something that is similar but a next step, with a live teacher, then this retreat may be for you. This retreat gives an opportunity for more detailed instructions based on the Buddhist suttas, and opportunities for asking questions […]

Movement of the Mandala Tarot Retreat

The Movement of the Mandala is a powerful embodied retreat on the Tarot's archetypes, inspired by the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche's teachings. The retreat was first offered by the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche 50 years ago at the Dharma Centre of Canada in 1974, of which Qapel attended as a new student. A master of both Eastern and Western mystical tradition, Rinpoche's innovative course will be offered by Qapel and Catherine Sensei for the first and last time in Qapel's lifetime.