Loosen the blinders, walk through veils. We launch the year with a study of the ‘bardos’ or ‘realms’ of experience.
Join Qapel Doug Duncan & Catherine Pawasarat Sensei for a week long insight meditation retreat on the deepening of the stages of emptiness. We will study, reflect and meditate on the progressive stages of meditation on emptiness, shunyata. Stages of emptiness is empty of stages. But to understand emptiness you need to study the five stages... We really should say that reality is an infinite universe of empty, but we need that to wrap our cognitive brains around it. We are here in order to be compassionate. But who says anyone is here? Deeper, Deeper: Stages of Emptiness. How deeply do you understand emptiness? This retreat focuses on the progressive stages of meditation on emptiness. Led by Qapel (Achariya Doug Duncan) and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei at Clear Sky Meditation Center in Eastern BC, earnest study, meditation and reflection is expected of participants. An online option is also available for those not in Western Canada, to make participation possible from anywhere in the world. The Teachers will give teachings and meditation guidance on this schedule: to be announced. Please arrive and get settled into the retreat space by ___ at 3pm. Departures can begin on _____ from 11am. We also highly recommend adding extra nights to your stay at Clear Sky if you flying or traveling a long distance. This provides extra transition time between retreat time and daily life / work. While we believe any undertaking can be a vehicle for awakening, there’s no substitute for the power of one’s […]