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Wasteland to Pureland: Reflections on the Path to Awakening

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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...

Banyen Books and Sound Interview

Wasteland to Pureland: Doug Duncan Sensei & Catherine Pawasarat This is a delightful inteview about shedding limitations of the spiritual life and continuously cultivating wholesome mindstates that contribute to harmony and happiness for all beings on this planet....

What is the Purpose of Spiritual Practice?

Why bother with spiritual practice? What is the point of it? In this video, Dharma Teachers Doug & Catherine Sensei explain why the purpose of spiritual practice is not about ‘fixing’ yourself or the world – its about asking a better question – what is human consciousness capable of?

You Say Love, I Say Loove: Dharmic Astrology Tips for Relationships

Key parts of your astrology chart for relationships In this video, Dharma Teacher Catherine Pawasarat Sensei shares some astrology tips for relationships. How can you use astrology to aid in your practice of Dharma and awakening? What are your styles of relating with...

Video: The Power of Western Meditations & Star Group

Meditations from the Western spiritual traditions are creative and imaginative. In this video Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat share about the Western Mysteries and why Star Group and Western meditations are so powerful.