We all need to earn a living and deal with day-to-day pressures, so why not use contemporary spiritual practices at work to feel fulfilled while doing so? Invest in your growth and unfoldment with Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat this summer. This two week or one week retreat helps you bring awareness, growth and awakening into your work and day to day life.
Receive hands-on training in mind, body and feeling as Doug & Catherine guide you through Karma Yoga and Dharma Training via classes, assigned exercises and practice in community. You will also discover the powerful holistic clearing technique and other forms of meditation at this life-changing summer retreat. (Early Bird Special until June 26th, 2018.)
Why do we lose bliss? How do we regain it? By popular demand, Planet Dharma is offering this ten-day insight retreat at the beautiful and innovative Clear Sky Retreat Center. Insight Meditation Retreat Most think of meditation as a sense of calm and concentration that leads to bliss. But, bliss is impermanent and subject to loss. How do we lose bliss? How to we regain it? Through studying insight we realize that the self that searches for bliss and that this search is itself the root, source and continuance of the struggle. The path of insight leads us to the realization that there’s no inherent, independent, self identity to be found. This is called liberation, awakening, freedom. And it's just a good idea. Why Study Insight? The Benefits of an Insight Retreat March 15-24, 2019 Insight is the practice of watching the arisings and falling away of phenomena in the mind. “Insight” comes from the Pali “Vipassana” which means “to see again and again;” we use the 16 Stages of Insight to become sleuths of patterns of the mind. Most people live in the first three stages of insight; when you experience the fourth, it’s considered that you’ve entered “the path to the path” of awakening. Experiencing stages from four to thirteen can be a bit like a yo-yo: we go up and down repeatedly in our meditation. Then we have a breakthrough experience of sotāpanna at the 14th stage, when we experience that there is no inherent self. […]
According to Hua Yan philosophy, any phenomenon exists only as part of the total nexus of reality. Like Indra’s web all things are equally connected to each other and also contained within in each other. Join a two week in-person retreat on the profound Hua Yan teachings from Chinese Mahayana Buddhism. This retreat is led by Qapel (Achariya Doug Duncan)
An online option is available for those who cannot travel to BC, Canada for this retreat.