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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.

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.

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 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.

Breathing Meditation 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.

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

Zen Sutras in the 21st Century

Zen-style spiritual realization is often associated with dropping thought and analysis. Yet, Zen practitioners were often also highly versed in the sutras. This course shares the highlights from key Zen Sutras of Mahayana Buddhism.

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.