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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.

2023 Online Schedule

2023 Schedule Overview

Please see above link for the preliminary 2023 Dharma Teachings schedule. Details will be updated on this page soon. 

Pārami: Practices for Freedom

Weekend Retreat | Online & In-Person

We launch 2022, the Year of Integration with a weekend online retreat on the Pāramis. How do you act in the world with compassion, clarity and kindness? Discover the ‘Pāramis’ or ‘Pāramitas’, ancient qualities or ‘perfections’ to cultivate over a lifetime.

Jan 14-16

Sādhana: Practices for Power

Weekend Retreat | Online & In-Person

In Vajrayana Buddhism, initiations, empowerments or wongkur (Tib. དབང་, wang) are considered the spring from which all blessings flow.  This weekend online retreat focuses on how to properly practice the vajrayana methodologies of mantra and visualisation. 

Feb 18-20

Zen Sutras

Four Week Online Course | Online & In-Person

This four week online course covers specially selected Zen Sutras. These teachings give profound understanding of mental and physical phenomena, as well as practical methods for bringing principles of awakening into your life.

June 6-27

Breathing Meditation Retreat

Ten Day Retreat | Online & In-Person

Develop a strong and vibrant breathing meditation practice with Catherine Pawasarat Sensei. In this ten day silent group retreat we will cover meditation in the four postures.

May 20-29

Tree of Life: The Essence of Kabbalah & the Tarot

Weekend Retreat | Online & In-Person

Join us for an introduction to the ‘Tree of Life’, a map of reality from Western Mysticism and the Kabbalah tradition. From the tree we can understand the energy relationships between different areas of life.  The tarot archetypes within the tree show us our potential and growth.  

It’s creative, it’s powerful, it’s magic.

Aug. 12-14

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). 

Integral Spirituality: New Dimensions of Awakening

Four week course | Online

Do you experience a gap between traditional wisdom teachings and the complexities and challenges of the 21st century? Would you like to integrate all aspects of awareness, including  body, mind, spirit and shadow? And what does that really look like in practice?

Discover new dimensions of awakening in this course on Integral Spirituality. 

Oct. 17 – Nov 13

Enlighten Up!

Dharma Talks for 21st Century Life
Uncompromising, unflinching and kick-ass dharma classes. Vajrayana Teachers Qapel (Doug Duncan) and Sensei (Catherine Pawasarat) present a new topic each month. Join online from anywhere in the world.

Dharma Talks, Sundays at 3pm MST


Planet Dharma offers regular Enlighten Up! classes on dharma topics with the Teachers. Also, develop your meditation practice with guided classes and practice sessions streamed from our meditation center, Clear Sky: Dharma Classes

Awakening today.

We offer an ever-evolving modern spiritual path for committed, courageous seekers.
Explore the teachings three ways below:




Daniel O’Brien

Recently, I attended the Tarot/ Tree of Life weekend retreat presented by the teachers of Planet Dharma, Qapel Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei who laid out the basics of the Tarot and Tree of Life, gave time to ponder the information in meditation and explained in simple terms that made an ancient tradition accessible and relevant to the twenty-first century. I highly recommend their courses for beginners as well as experienced students.

Daniel O'Brien
High School Teacher, author, and experienced meditator
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)