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Online Training

Grow from wherever you are in the world

Wherever you might be, there you will find yourself. Access Dharma Teachings with Qapel and Catherine Sensei online from anywhere in the world.

2024 Online Schedule

These are the main events for 2024, however please visit the FULL 2024 Dharma Teachings schedule for updates through the year:

 2024 Schedule Overview

Multiple Realities: The Bardos & Beyond

Four Weeks | Online

We launch 2024, the Year of Wonder with loosen the blinders, walk through veils. A study of the ‘bardos’ or ‘realms’ of experience.

Jan 14-Feb 4

The Five Stages of Emptiness

Retreat | Online & In-Person

How deeply do you understand emptiness? Would you like to understand the nature of things more deeply? Penetrate into the stages of emptiness at this one week meditation retreat. In-Person with online option.

March 8-17

From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Walking the Eightfold Noble Path

Four Weeks | Online 

The Eightfold Ennobling path is about methodology –  aka how to walk the talk of freedom and spaciousness in our lives.

Apr 14-May 5

Breathing Meditation

Retreat | Online & In-Person

This ten day meditation retreat is taught by Catherine Sensei. It covers a fundamental practice in dharma – awareness of the breath. Through this practice we also develop mindfulness of the body, feelings, mind states and contents of mind.  Highly recommended for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Online and in-person.

May 25-June 2

Razors Edge: The Dance of Absolute & Relative Truths

Weekend Retreat | Online & In-Person

Relative and absolute…two truths in one. Discover what this paradox means through the lens of wisdom and compassion.

July 12-14

The Heart of Inter-Being: Understanding Dependent Origination

Weekend Retreat | Online & In-Person

Would you like to look more closely at what makes you ‘you’ – how phenomena and perception arise as one experience of inter-being? Then join us for a weekend of study of the wheel of dependent origination – a powerful map for understanding consciousness.  This is a foundational philosophical doctrine shared by all schools of Buddhism. Recommended for students of all levels. 

Oct 18-20

Understanding the Power of Sangha & Group Guru

Four Weeks | Online

Sangha are the people working alongside you to wake up – you use each other to pull each other out of the mires of suffering. In this modern approach to sangha and group guru, we will look at the interplay between the collective, the individual and liberation.

Nov 10- Dec 1

Self Study Courses

AstroDharma and more

Explore new areas of study – including AstroDharma (a powerful blend of Astrology and Buddhism), Wake Up (a modern take on traditional paths to awakening), and Women & Buddhism (insights and tools to transform traditional gender inequity into compassion).

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Michele Cherot

I greatly appreciate the depth of knowledge and level of expertise that is shared by the Qapel and Sensei. Their teachings are always well prepared and transformative in my thinking and spiritual growth.

Michele Cherot,
Michelle Heinz

The Western Mysteries & Tarot with Doug and Catherine Sensei has been highly transformative and relevant to my personal and universal experience of being human. I am still discovering new and varied ways of showing up in my life; how to leverage talents, strengthen weak links and lighten up!

Michelle Heinz
People Weaver at Retreat Guru
Ronda Clanfield

It has been sheer joy to be a participant in the “Foundations of Buddhist Philosophy” online classes. Qapel and Sensei made the practice come alive for me in a way that was accessible and pertinent to my everyday life. And of course, I always enjoy their unfailing good humour which puts a lighter touch on what can sometimes be a very dry subject.

Ronda Clanfield
Resources Specialist, CBC National TV News (retired)
Renata Drtinova

The teachings always speak directly to me. It is uncanny. It is like hearing a language that I spoke in some other life form and suddenly it rings a bell. And bell after bell. Like a universal language that we all used to speak but have forgotten. It is as if new pathways in the brain open up – directly from the cosmos via Qapel and Sensei.



Renata Drtinova
Psychotherapist (Gestalt therapist)
Dan O’Brien

The teachers of Planet Dharma’s [online courses] aim to provide learning opportunities from age-old teachings while including modern information. Qapel and Sensei are examples of continued learning about the fascinating, yet troubled world we live in. They help one to develop ideas about how to help out and live well in society.

Dan O'Brian