Library: Dharma Resources

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Library

Read, watch, listen, contemplate.

You are invited to enjoy our ever-growing online library of Dharma resources – including our three books, our podcast channel, youtube videos, Dharma articles and self-study courses – from anywhere in the world!

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.

Planet Dharma- Dharma If You Dare Podcast with Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

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The Ego: A Necessary Brat

The Ego: A Necessary Brat

  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...

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Are You Running on Empty?

Are You Running on Empty?

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.

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Spiritual Awakening & the Modern Age

Spiritual Awakening & the Modern Age

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.

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Awakening Now

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

AstroDharma

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. 

Generosity

Self Study Online Course

The Amazing Practice of Generosity introduces the profound practice of generosity (dāna in Sanskrit).

Combining theory with practical examples and real-life stories, the course looks at why generosity is the foundation of a spiritual life, and the many benefits of this profound and beautiful practice.

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Kira MacDuffee

Working with Doug and Catherine at the 5 day hero’s journey workshop was deeply impactful and has clarified for me not only my deepest heart’s desire but what I need to face and overcome to manifest it. Doug and Catherine are extraordinary facilitators with a great depth and breadth of knowledge, wisdom and presence to share.

Kira MacDuffee
M.Ed / RCC
Dr. Duncan Cryle

Watching how everyone engaged and getting new insights and a-ha moments brought home to me that karma yoga and dharma training is a path that brings the modern spiritual explorer alive and moves them forward.

Dr. Duncan Cryle
Ph.D IBM executive, Clear Sky Accountability Officer
Evangelos Diavolitsis

Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat have always been consistently honest, accurate and candid with me. Sometimes it’s taken me years to admit my self-sabotaging blind spots. Clear radical self-honesty liberates my sticky parts. So thanks to my master teachers for freeing up all the energy knots. Especially the knots created from unconscious patterning around money, sex and power.

Evangelos Diavolitsis
Peter Ujlaki

Doug and Catherine 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.

Peter Ujlaki
Fine Art Dealer, Japan
Cara Conroy-Lau

Doug and Catherine teach the Vajrayana with great skill and means. Their ability to shift, weave and embrace each moment with different kinds 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 powerful and liberative experiences that also provide tools of great value in my day-to-day practice.

Cara Conroy-Lau