In-Person Dharma Retreats & Training

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In-Person Training

Roll up your sleeves and jump in.

While we love online learning, it can’t compare to in-person dharma teachings. Experiential learning, especially for longer periods, is where wisdom can deepen and develop, taking you beyond surface level knowledge.

We invite you to meet with us, come to one of our public classes, join one of our meditation retreats or sign up to be a Karma Yogi (practicing service as a spiritual path) in the three month intensive program at Clear Sky Meditation Centre.

2021 In-Person Schedule


July 9-16

Summer Meditation Retreat – Retreat Completed

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. This will be offered at Clear Sky, BC, as well as online.


Dec 17-31

Winter Meditation Retreat – Registrations Open

The Buddha used a simple flower as a teaching of the profound nature of things as they are: so uncomplicated, so immediate, and so very difficult to explain. Come see for yourself, on this two week Zen meditation retreat that will focus on the experience of zen.

Registrations Open Dec 2021

2022 In-Person Schedule

Pārami: Practices for Freedom

Weekend Retreat | Jan 14-16

We launch 2022, the Year of Integration with a weekend online retreat on the Pāramis. How do you act in the world with compassion, clarity and kindness? Discover the ‘Pāramis’ or ‘Pāramitas’, ancient qualities or ‘perfections’ to cultivate over a lifetime.

Sādhana: Practices for Power

Weekend Retreat | Feb 4-6

In Vajrayana Buddhism, initiations, empowerments or wongkur (Tib. དབང་, wang) are considered the spring from which all blessings flow.  This weekend online retreat focuses on how to properly practice the vajrayana methodologies of mantra and visualisation. 

Private Retreats

Solo Meditation Retreats

Many students undertake several week or month-long retreats under the guidance of Qapel and Sensei each year.

Deepen your meditation practice with an invaluable supported stay in Clear Sky Center’s personal retreat cabins.


Hua Yan Meditation

Meditation Retreat | Mar 18-Apr 1

Join a two week in-person retreat on the profound Hua Yan teachings from Chinese Mahayana Buddhism.

According to Hua Yan philosophy, any phenomena 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 each other.

Breathing Meditation

Meditation Retreat | May 20-29

This one week meditation retreat on breathing covers the core and fundamental practice in dharma – awareness of the breath, and through that the body, feelings, mind states and contents of mind.  Highly recommended for beginners and experienced meditators alike.

Baltic Dharma Trip

Travel with the Teachers | Sep 4-13

Take your dharma exploration to the seas – with a 12 day dharma trip through the baltic region by boat.  Tentative.

Tarot & Western Archetypes

Meditation Retreat in Canada / Online

If you want to be more than you are, you have to become what you’re not.

How do you grow beyond yourself?  The Western Mysteries tradition is a rich and under-utilised path of awakening and human liberation.  Join us for a retreat using western archetypes from the Tarot and more. 

Aug 6-20

The Hero’s Journey

Meditation Retreat in Europe

The journey up the mountain of awakening is the journey every hero must undertake. How do you embrace your hero and conquer your monsters? The hero’s journey retreat must be taken in-person, live in Europe. Location (UK or Germany will be announced soon).

Sep 16-25

16 Buddha Body Practice

Meditation Retreat in Canada

Getting tired of the routine of daily life? Journey to new lands of the mind.

Using self-arising symbology as deepening layers of penetration, open greater mind space doors to journey the far reaches of inner space. This practice is a door to past and future lifetimes.

Dec 16-30

3-Month Intensive Program

Clear Sky Meditation Centre, BC Canada
Our Three Month Intensive Program brings spiritual awakening into the modern context – by integrating karma yoga, meditation, psychology, environment, career, and community.

This program is for those who appreciate that the most challenging experiences are also the most rewarding. Located at our home meditation centre, Clear Sky.

Private Retreats and Stays

Retreat and Hybrid Program

Deepen your meditation practice with an invaluable supported stay in Clear Sky Center’s personal retreat cabins.

Or, apply to join the Clear Sky residential community to train daily with the Teachers and sangha via the hybrid karma yoga program (for established students) or the full time 3 month intensive karma yoga program (for new students).

Affiliated Dharma Communities

Our Dharma community extends internationally, with students of Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat teaching in urban settings. If you are so lucky to live near one of our sangha centers, or Clear Sky Centre itself, we highly recommend you immerse yourself in their local programs.

Local communities are teaching in locations including UK, Brasil, Toronto, Calgary, Germany, Paris and the East Kootenay.

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