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Wasteland to Pureland: Reflections on the Path to Awakening

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Going to the Core

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The Diamond Sutra

How do we realize our true nature?  By seeing through the illusion of a separate self.  In this video, Doug Duncan shares the essence of the Diamond Sutra, (which he and Catherine Sensei will also be teaching on in January 2020).

Watch the video to discover how to find ‘naked’ awareness behind the ‘clothing’ of self identity:

The Shadow and Spiritual Awakening

Carl Jung stated the shadow to be the unknown dark side of the personality.
What does the Shadow have to do with spiritual awakening? A lot.

Find out what Dharma Teachers Doug and Catherine Sensei say about the Shadow from a meditation and Dharma perspective. Watch their re-published Enlighten-Up livestream video below:

What is Crazy Wisdom?

Chögyam Trungpa described “crazy wisdom” as an innocent state of mind that has the quality of early morning—fresh, sparkling, and completely awake.

What do Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat call Crazy Wisdom? What is its role in liberating the shadow and catapulting students into states of epiphany? Find out, by watching the newly published video below:

Becoming a Work of Art with the Pāramīs

Discover how to go beyond simple mindfulness and truly become a work of art. This month’s Enlighten-Up is a recording of a special live class that was broadcasted from Calgary.

Join Doug and Catherine Sensei to explore six aspects of consciousness that have been refined by Buddhist practitioners for more than two thousand years. These six aspects are called the Paramis (perfections) in Sanskrit, and they are the blueprint to becoming your own inner and outer work of art.

What is Awakening? The Billion Dollar Question That Defies Words.

Welcome to our Meditative Moment series. Once or twice a month, we’re sharing our most recent or favourite blogs, videos and podcasts that address spiritual awakening in the modern age.

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‘What is Awakening?’ – That is the billion dollar question, one that defies words.

Hear about awakening from Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan & Catherine Pawasarat Sensei in this installment from their monthly Enlighten-Up video series.

Video: Monsters in the Closet

What is the ‘shadow’ and why is shining light on it so important for spiritual awakening? Find out in this candid talk on ‘monsters in the closet’, with Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei. This was recorded live on April 13th, 2019, at Enlighten-Up, their monthly facebook livestream event. Watch now:

Video: Knowledge vs Experience

If you want to get wiser, it takes knowledge as well as experience. How can we balance both? In this video, Doug & Catherine Sensei examine the value of physical and emotional experience, alongside information based knowledge.

Video: Why Awaken?

Why awaken? What are the benefits of spiritual awakening? Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat share their thoughts and experience in their monthly livestream – Enlighten-Up.

Video: The Pearl Without Price & Other Inner Revolutions

  This video was filmed at a live class a Watkins Book Store in London on August 23, 2018 celebrating the upcoming launch of Dharma teachers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat's new book Wasteland to Pureland. Doug and Catherine share themes of spiritual...

Watkins Bookstore

Interview with Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat ~ authors of “Wasteland to Pureland"   Dharma teachers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat talk about their upcoming book Wasteland to Pureland coming out September 21. Learn about how the Dharma path can help...