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The Great Healing (Enlighten-Up!)

What kind of circumlocutious course has the Seven Rays taken through human spirituality? How has it been expressed through the body of teachings from Namgyal Rinpoche? More pointedly, how can it be useful to us today, when healing is so longed for and needed?

Zen, Then – Helpful Historical Zen Stories (Enlighten-Up!)

What was Zen, back then?  What can we learn about the past to enlighten our practice now?  Hear from Qapel and Sensei on Zen stories from the past at this Enlighten-Up, a preview of the Four Week online Zen course and two week winter Zen meditation retreat.

Zen, Now – Contemporary Zen Practice (Enlighten-Up!)

Most likely, you're not currently living in Japan in a Zen monastery, or in China practicing under the tutelage of a Chan master.  So, what does it mean to practice Zen today?  How do you know if you're really practicing Zen? Dharma Teachers Qapel and Sensei spent many years practicing Dharma in Japan. Hear from them about the fundamental characteristics of a Zen practice today.

January 2nd Enlighten Up! – Topic: New Year Special

Clear Sky Meditation & Study Centre 3567 Cockell Rd, Bull River, British Columbia

Uncompromising, unflinching and kick-ass dharma classes. Vajrayana Teachers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat present a new topic each month. Join online from anywhere in the world.

Group Guru: Enlighten Up!

This month's Enlighten-Up is on "Group Guru: The promise and challenge of our times". Qapel will be discussing ways that we can orient in the midst of outer and inner wars. Itt will be working together in teams, conscious community and ‘group’ guru’ that offers both promise and challenge for the years ahead.

The Illusion of Trauma: Enlighten Up!

If the original trauma is the birth of the human ego, the path through trauma is putting the ego to work on the transcendence of self. Explore the illusion of trauma at this month's Enlighten-Up! with Qapel.

Zen Sutras in the 21st Century: Enlighten-Up!

While Zen is often considered non-intellectual, Zen teachings were highly influenced by classical texts from Mahayana Zen canon. Four of the most profound and influential Zen Sutras include the Lankavatara Sutra, the Vimalakirti Sutra, the Avatamsaka Sutra and the Lotus Sutra.  Learn more about these, and what they mean for you today, at this Enlighten-Up! with Qapel and Sensei.

Future of American Buddhism

Catherine Pawasarat is speaking about Digital Dharma and the Virtual Monastery at the Future of American Buddhism Conference, Garrison Institute June 2-5, 2022

The Hero’s Journey & Shamanism: Enlighten Up!

Seen in shamanistic stories and traditions worldwide, the hero's journey is universal. On our quests for growth, awareness and enlightenment, what archetypes and mythologies inspire and support us? Discover a cross-cultural example of the hero's journey and shamanism at this special Enlighten-Up! with Catherine Pawasarat Sensei.  She will be streaming live from Kyoto, Japan during her annual research visit to the Gion Festival.