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April 2020

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta (Online)

April 6, 2020 - May 3, 2020
vipassana insight course

What are the four foundations of mindfulness that provide a platform for insight, and 'clear seeing'? Discover indispensable tools for crafting a powerful meditation practice.Four Foundations of Mindfulness: The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta While we believe any undertaking can be a vehicle for awakening, there's no substitute for the power of one's own profound experience of truth, gained through meditation. This is why meditation is one of the four foundational practices of our teaching. In this four-week online course, we take a deep dive to explore…

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June 2020

Beyond the Cushion: Awakening our Highest Potential (Online)

June 15, 2020 - July 12, 2020
diamond sutra course

One might equate the spiritual life with a cloistered contemplative life. But few of us live that way today. So what spiritual methodologies actually work for busy, modern people living in a complex world? We share four pillars and five principles with you in this online course, to take your practice beyond the meditation cushion.

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July 2020

2 Steps to Freedom: Change How You Act in the World by Changing How You See It

July 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - July 26, 2020 @ 11:30 am MDT

People sometimes find themselves lost, confused, uncertain, or doubtful about their path. Indeed, the nature of samsara is that we get caught in chasing the same things, over and over. Yet right now, you may be one of many people who see the disruption of 2020 as an opportunity to press reset on important aspects of your life. The problem is, without the right focus, without putting the right view first, we’ll almost certainly end up in the same place.  What does…

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August 2020

Mastering the Sixteen Stages of Insight (Meditation Retreat)

August 7, 2020 - August 21, 2020
Clear Sky Meditation & Study Centre, 3567 Cockell Rd
Bull River, British Columbia V0B1N0 Canada
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Sixteen Stages of Insight

This powerful meditation retreat is to understand and liberate the unconscious mind. By practicing the foundations of mindfulness, we can begin to master the sixteen stages of insight.

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September 2020

Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality

September 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT

Catherine Pawasarat Sensei is hosting a conversation that focuses on the past 400 years of American structural inequality towards Blacks, Indigenous, women and other minority groups. This seminar invites us to see our own implicit biases and cultivate new ways of being more compassionate and loving beings through the scope of Dharma, race and liberation.

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October 2020

Crouching Ego, Hidden Buddhas

October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020
brahma viharas

Learn how to transform overwhelm into endless wisdom and greater capacities to love, act, connect and be.

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Eye of the Storm: Navigating the Modern World (Online)

October 12, 2020 - November 8, 2020
eye of the storm dharma course

For all meditators and spiritual practitioners, this course explores how we can more fully support the mind of awakening to manifest in our lives - for our own benefit, and for positive transformation in the world.  Learn how to create space and strength to navigate the storms of the modern world.Eye of the Storm Do you struggle to keep momentum with your spiritual practice? It is easy to feel one’s energy get drained away and get lost in the struggles…

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January 2021

A Study of Consciousness: The Abhidhamma (Online Course)

January 11 - February 7
abhidhamma study of consciousness

Study the Abhidhamma, to better understand the detailed nature of mental and physical processes.

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February 2021

Buddhist Contemplative Care for End of Life Speakers Series

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST

Join Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat for a conversation on Buddhist views of death and dying. Focusing on perspectives unique to their lineage they will share about death related caregiving and to illuminate specific practices (e.g., rituals, key texts, etc.). Additionally, they will reflect on how the relatively recent adaptation of Buddhism to Canada and the West has created frictions and creative adaptations to this ancient tradition.  This speakers series, cosponsored by Emmanuel College’s Centre for Religion and Its Contexts, the Toronto…

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Abhidhamma Deeper Dive Study Group

February 16 - April 6
abhidhamma study of consciousness

Studying the Abhidhamma The Abhidhamma Pitaka is the third division of the Buddhist Tripitaka, the Three Baskets. The seven books of the Abhidhamma Pitaka give an extraordinarily detailed analysis of the basic natural principles that govern mental and physical processes. As human beings, our consciousness is built to awaken.  Our awakening is supported by the universe - the Abhidhamma Pitaka gives us an understanding of the mind and body in a profoundly detailed manner. This study group with Doug Duncan…

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