In The Media

In the Media

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Podcast Interviews

Wisdom Podcast interview episode #128: Journeying across traditions

Wisdom Podcast features an interview with Qapel and Sensei about their training with and the tradition of the late Namgyal Rinpoche, a pioneer weaving together Eastern and Western traditions. In the episode, Journeying across traditions, they share stories about lineage teachers include Namgyal Rinpoche, Sayadaw U Thila Wunta, His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa, and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. They also discuss other approaches to dharma teaching and practice – including group guru, conscious community and the integration of the shadow.

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Banyen Books – In Conversation podcast: Wasteland to Pureland

Banyen Books – In Conversation podcast spoke with Doug Duncan Qapel and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei about their book Wasteland to Pureland. They discussed how spiritual awakening is the only sustainable mindset in a universe that appears chaotic and for a planet that is in crisis.  While giving practical tips gained from their experience in setting up Clear Sky Meditation Centre, they offered insights from the path of karma yoga and the wisdom that comes from integrating spiritual life with the realities of modern-day living.

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Drishti Point Yoga Podcast: Dharma if you dare – living life with abandon

Drishti Point Yoga Podcast was a 10-year podcast project that started in 2005 and was completed in 2015. In this interview, Doug and Catherine Sensei highlighted the conditioned tribal patterns that limit us and how to break free from them. They explained how to grow into more than we know ourselves to be, making spiritual teachings on ‘awakening’ accessible and relevant.

Video Interviews

Wasteland to Pureland Interview with Banyen Books

Vancouver, BC

Banyen Books – In Conversation podcast spoke with Doug Duncan Qapel and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei about their book Wasteland to Pureland. They discussed how spiritual awakening is the only sustainable mindset in a universe that appears chaotic and for a planet that is in crisis.  While giving practical tips gained from their experience in setting up Clear Sky Meditation Centre, they offered insights from the path of karma yoga and the wisdom that comes from integrating spiritual life with the realities of modern-day living.

 

Wasteland to Pureland Interview with Watkins Bookshop

London, UK

Doug Qapel Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei were interviewed by Jonathan Clifford at Watkins Bookshop in London UK, about their newly released book ‘Wasteland to Pureland‘. They describe how the book describes spiritual teachings  from Buddhist philosophy, western psychology and wisdom traditions such as karma yoga, dharmic astrology and tantra. By first understanding the forces of ego and trauma that hold each of us back, we learn how to get beyond small views of the self, into expansive, ever-transforming selfhood and awakening.

Finding Peace in a F*#@ed Up World Presentation

Conscious Life Expo, Los Angeles, USA

Qapel and Catherine Sensei spoke at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles on how we can find peace in chaotic times. They describe how information overload spreads anxiety and how we need better options and to co-create them ourselves. In order to find more inner and outer peace, it’s vital to properly align our worldly engagements, transforming our daily activities into a spiritual practice. Sounds simple? Doing it can be tricky. How do we integrate our spiritual practice with the demands of life?

 

‘The Secret to Happiness is Service’ with Shortcut to Happiness

Conscious Life Expo, Los Angeles, USA

Doug Sensei (Qapel) chats with Christine Barclay of Shortcut to Happiness at the Conscious Life Expo in LA. She asks him ‘what is the secret to happiness?’. He explains that ‘service’ is the secret to happiness, and ways one can serve.

 

What is the Hero’s Journey Interview

with Dharma Germany

Jutta Hammann-Zudeick interviews Qapel and Catherine Sensei about the hero’s journey – a metaphor for spiritual transformation from the western mystical tradition.

Featured in these Publications:

Mind Body Spirit, PRINT EDITION

How do we turn a seeming wasteland of climate change, corporate greed and pandemic into a pureland of spiritual, environmental and social generativity?  In Qapel and Sensei’s article, Wasteland to Pureland (based on their book), they describe how to co-create the world we want to live in.

mind body spirit magazine

Kindred Spirit Magazine, PRINT EDITION

What is AstroDharma?  Catherine and Doug Senseis explain this tool in the Astrology Special edition of the Kindred Spirit Magazine. Astro dharma combines astrology and Buddhism for joy and transformation.
kindred spirit magazine astrodharma article

Kindred Spirit Magazine, PRINT EDITION
Doug and Catherine Sensei share about conscious relationships in the Kindred Spirit Magazine. They show how moving from loneliness and isolation to better connection is an important part of our spiritual development.

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