Consciousness Continues: Navigating Death, Rebirth & the Bardos

By on October 15th, 2021

Today’s recording is a talk that Doug ‘Qapel’ Duncan gave recently on the topic of death, dying and the bardos. In the talk, he explores how we really experience a death in every moment, and describes in detail the steps in the death process and how consciousness...
Buddha Nature: Mirror-Like Consciousness

Buddha Nature: Mirror-Like Consciousness

By and on October 26th, 2019

Buddha Nature Mirror-Like Consciousness 26 October, 2019 by Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Mirror-like consciousness When we talk about Tathagatagarbha, or Tathagata-garbha, we are referring to a Mahayana Buddhist teaching that Buddha Nature is within all beings....
What are the Western Mysteries?

What are the Western Mysteries?

By and on September 16th, 2016

With the growing popularity of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Shamanism, we can forget that Western culture has always had its own traditions of transcendence, the Western Mysteries. Sometimes called the Divine Mysteries, the Western Mysteries are the study of the occult;...
Waking Within the Dream

Waking Within the Dream

By and on October 10th, 2013

When you wake up in the morning you leave behind one world — the dreaming world — and find yourself in another world — waking life. These two worlds or states share similarities. In Tibetan Buddhism they’re two of six states termed ‘bardos’, or ‘in-between states’....