Is This You?

Sure, others have been successful on the spiritual path. But will it really work for me?

It’s a common question, especially in this time of inflated claims and overrated “cures.” The truth is that our teachings are both time-tested over thousands of years, AND we’ve personally had decades to adjust and refocus the practices to really support people living in the modern world.

Meditation community

Do you recognize yourself in any of these scenarios?

  • You’re passionate and independent and motivated for transformational change, yet you work all the time, and are stressed out. It feels so frustrating not to get around to making changes!
  • You’re creative and inspired and like people, and you still feel lonely or struggle with career and money.
  • You value community and are extremely dedicated, and you work so hard to make things better, and feel despair sometimes at all the challenges.
  • You love the pursuit of knowledge and sometimes it feels too dry, or like it’s not enough.
  • You long for greater spiritual liberation, have a good practice and it still doesn’t feel like it’s working.
  • You’ve spent most of your life trying to figure things out, and make the right decisions. They’ve sort of worked, but not really, and you’ve realized that doing the same thing won’t make any difference, and haven’t found any better alternatives.
  • You’ve tried on and off to get a regular meditation practice going, but it just hasn’t stuck. Besides, it didn’t feel that effective anyway.

We’ve seen our approach work for:

  • New spiritual seekers.
  • Spiritual seekers who used to have a practice, but it’s been awhile and you want to get back into it.
  • Committed seekers who have reached a certain age, and find that their body changes are affecting their energy.
  • Long-time seekers who have plateaued, and their practice, while very good, hasn’t improved in a while.
  • People who enjoy meditating or singing kirtan or studying tarot several times a year, and want to pump up the volume.
  • Men or women, of all ages, all faith backgrounds, all cultures.

These are the values important to our community:

  • We’re passionate about life.
  • We’re motivated for transformational change.
  • We want to feel more successful – in the Big Sense – in life.
  • We believe in the power of community.
  • We have the courage to step into challenges.
  • We’d like to know for ourselves what “liberation” means.
  • We’re committed to taking our spiritual practice to the next level.

It is a beautiful experience working with Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat and all our wonderful Sangha. Watching how everyone gets absorbed, engaged and start getting new insights and a-ha moments brought home to me how this path brings the modern spiritual explorer alive and moves us forward.

–Duncan Cryle, IBM Executive, 2017

Does this sound like you?

If so, click here to find out how the Path of Awakening in Action works:

How it Works

Catherine Pawasarat & Doug Duncan Dharma Teachers