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.
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.
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. 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.
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.