Library: Dharma Resources
Dharma If You Dare
Living Life with Abandon
by Doug Duncan
Humorous and accessible, this pithy book offers an empowering starting point for addressing our desire for ‘something more’.
Wasteland to Pureland
Reflections on the Path to Awakening
by Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat
Inspiring and visionary, Wasteland to Pureland provides a path for Dharma in the 21st century and beyond.
The Gion Festival
Exploring Its Mysteries
by Catherine Pawasarat
Catherine Sensei is the leading non-Japanese expert on Kyoto’s famous Gion Festival. Her book is an essential guidebook to an elaborate festival with ancient spiritual roots.
Dharma if You Dare Podcast
Audio Dharma Teachings – New Episodes.
What does it take to live a life of meaning and compassion in our busy day-to-day lives? Tune in to get the knowledge and tools you need to help you tackle life’s biggest obstacles joyfully … if you dare.
The Ego: A Necessary Brat , , 12 July, 2020 by Doug Duncan Sensei Edited by Catherine Pawasarat and Andy Rogers The Ego: A Necessary Brat Most of us cherish our independence and our freedom to...
Money, sexuality and power/control are three major unconscious forces in the psyche. They lead us down shadow alleys and unhealthy patterning. Here’s how to work with them – step back from the stage and enjoy the play.
Do you want to live in a thriving, conscious community that values people, spiritual growth and care for the earth? Here are five tips that you can apply.
In order for you to have wisdom, one of the first things required is some space between you and your objects. We call that emptiness.
Do you struggle in meditation? Does your mind wander? Here are some tips for improving your meditation practice, including becoming like a stubborn toddler.
How might one attain to spiritual awakening in the modern world, in these complex times? In this article we look back at the two main historical models for spiritual training, and propose a contemporary approach for today.
Planet Dharma’s Youtube Channel
Watch video excerpts of classes, retreats and courses given by Planet Dharma’s founding Dharma Teachers Qapel (Doug Duncan) and Sensei (Catherine Pawasarat).
Self Study Dharma Courses
Self Study Online Course
Astrology and Buddhism?! These are two powerful tools to help us better understand ourselves as individuals, our lives, the nature of being human, and the universe around us.
Intro to AstroDharma is an online self-study program developed by Catherine Pawasarat Sensei.
Wake Up: Four Paths
Self Study Online Course
Wake Up: Four Paths to Spiritual Awakening is a free online course for those searching for deeper insights and meaning in our world.
Planet Dharma’s Qapel and Sensei distill a life-changing practice into four core paths that you can apply to your home, work and relationships. Wake Up beckons to those looking for a path to spiritual awakening in the modern world.
Women & Buddhism
Self Study Online Course
Want to go deeper in your exploration of women and gender in buddhism? Join Catherine Pawasarat Sensei for her watch-anytime online course Buddhist Women in the 2020’s, presented by the Menla Institute. Held over three days, with 6 hours of content, this inspiring series of talks and reflections is now available on the Menla Online platform.
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These are ancient teachings that I feel are important to understand if someone is serious about meditation. I appreciate Qapel and Sensei’s unrelenting perseverance to teach about the roots and traditions of these life changing practices. They explore the rich history with us and also deliver the material in a very understandable and relevant way.
Working with Qapel and Sensei at the five day hero’s journey workshop was deeply impactful and has clarified not only my deepest heart’s desire, but what I need to overcome to manifest it. They are extraordinary facilitators with a great depth of knowledge, wisdom and presence to share.
Doing karma yoga, I watch how everyone gains new insights. These many “a-ha moments” makes it clear to me that this type of active dharma training is a path that brings the modern spiritual explorer alive and moves them forward.
Qapel and Sensei have consistently been honest, accurate and candid with me. It has sometimes taken me years to admit my self-sabotaging blind spots. Clear and radical self-honesty liberates my sticky parts. Thank you to my master teachers for helping me free up all the energy knots – especially the ones created from unconscious patterning around money, sex and power.
Qapel and Sensei are always burning calories to get you back on a path that can lead toward greater self-awareness. When I am with these two very clear individuals, I am humbled by their dedication to others, and understand the every-waking-moment responsibility that comes with their calling.
Doug and Catherine teach the Vajrayana with great skill and means. Their ability to shift, weave and embrace each moment with diverse types of students is amazing. One of the jewels they teach and transmit is deity practice, or arising yoga. I have experienced many of their wongkur initiations and find them to be powerful and liberative experiences that also provide tools of great value in my day-to-day practice.