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Sādhana: Practices for Power

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

This weekend course focuses on how to properly practice vajrayana methodologies of deity yoga (mantra and visualisation). Learn how to participate in Empowerments and how to undertake sadhana practice. It is offered in-person at Clear Sky Meditation Centre, as well as online from your home.

Teachings of Totality: Enlighten-Up!

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

Totality, emptiness and mind-only are the three major characteristics of Mahayana Buddhism. How might you understand this universal mind, likened to a vast ocean mirror? Learn more about these at this Enlighten-Up! with Qapel.

Hua Yan Meditation Retreat 2022

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

According to Hua Yan philosophy, any phenomenon exists only as part of the total nexus of reality.  Like Indra’s web all things are equally connected to each other and also contained within in each other. Join a two week in-person retreat on the profound Hua Yan teachings from Chinese Mahayana Buddhism. This retreat is led by Qapel (Achariya Doug Duncan)

An online option is available for those who cannot travel to BC, Canada for this retreat.

The Unending Story – Awakening: Enlighten Up!

What is the greatest story of all time?  It is a story that is unending, constantly transforming and unfolding. What's next for consciousness? Can you rest on the precipice of the unknown?  Watch the story emerge at this month's Enlighten-Up! with Qapel.

Wisdom of the Zen Sutras: 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.

Breathing Retreat 2022

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

Breathing. You can't beat it, for life, and as a meditation practice. Breathing meditation is suitable for all types of people.  It develops concentration, calm, bliss and insight - altogether leading to awakening and healing. Give yourself the gift of a ten day meditation retreat this May.

This meditation retreat will be led by Catherine Pawasarat Sensei at Clear Sky Meditation Center in Eastern BC. An online option is also available, with participation possible from anywhere in the world.

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.

Tarot & Western Archetypes Retreat

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

The Tarot claims unique status as part of the Western Mystery tradition. It offers a powerful and concise path of liberation that draws on our own life experiences as Westerners and our native intelligence to help unfold the deeper wisdom and understandings of our mystical life. In this two week-long retreat, participants learn to use the 22 cards of the major arcana of the Tarot deck as a resource for reflection, visualization and self-discovery.

Baltic Exploration (Dharma Trip)

Bring your dharma to the road, or in this case, the water!  Join Doug and Catherine Sensei for a cruise of the Baltic Sea Region, from Stockholm to Amsterdam in September 2021.Baltic Sea Region Dharma Trip A Dharma Voyage, from Stockholm to Amsterdam   Bring your dharma to the road, or in this case, the water!  Join Doug and Catherine Sensei for a twelve day cruise of the Baltic Sea Region, in September 2021.  Dharma trips provide an opportunity to spend precious time with your teachers and sangha outside of more familiar contexts. On Dharma trips, you are constantly moving, seeing and experiencing new things. This takes us outside of our comfort zone, and provides a rich environment for growth. You might even discover things about yourself you never knew, and find new ways of being and communicating.  Where will we visit on this trip?Including our departure and destination ports, there are stops in 10 cities on this trip. They include: Stockholm (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), St Petersberg (Russia) (2 nights), Tallin (Estonia), Riga (Latvia), Copenhagen (Denmark), Berlin (Germany), Malmo (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), Amsterdam (Netherlands).  Enjoy some photos of these destinations below:Baltic Sea Region Dharma Trip 2022 FAQsThis is a cruise around the perimeter of the Baltic Sea, beginning in Stockholm and ending in Amsterdam. It’s called “Castles to Cobblestones.” See the webpage for this cruise: Oceania Cruises.Including our departure and destination ports, there are stops in 10 cities: Stockholm, Sweden Helsinki, Finland, St Petersberg, Russia (2 nights) Tallin, Estonia Riga, Latvia Copenhagen, Denmark […]