This week is Doug Duncan‘s 70th birthday. We thought this was the perfect time to launch Season 3 of the podcast with its new title, Dharma If You Dare.
Why Awaken? Today's episode explores the idea of personal vision and how it relates to spiritual unfoldment. It's part of our celebration for the upcoming release of more podcast episodes from Planet Dharma.
Season 3 will begin in mid-July to celebrate Doug Sensei’s 70th birthday!
The Season 3 launch will include a new podcast name, theme music and format. It will be all-new content, but will still have the same focus on how to embrace a path of awakening in modern times by leveraging all that life has to offer.
And to keep you engaged in the teachings between now and the launch of Season 3, Doug Sensei and Catherine Sensei will be hosting a 4-part online course entitled Riding the Dragon: Spiritual Awakening in Modern Life. To learn more about this course, which can be viewed live or via recordings, visit planetdharma.com/events.
We hope you enjoy today’s episode and stay tuned for the launch of Season 3 in July.
For more content from the cutting edge of spiritual awakening, including books, blogs, videos and a free minicourse, visit planetdharma.com/podcast.
In this podcast Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat are interviewed by Deborah Price, founder of the “The Money Coaching Institute” about their new book Wasteland to Pureland. Together they explore topics of spirituality and economics.
A big challenge for many spiritual seekers is maintaining our spiritual practice, while still living a life of economic well-being.
“People often get entrapped into “having” more and more as opposed to “being” more.” Deborah asks, “How do you recommend people move away from that and create a life more in keeping with “being” rather than “having”?
Take a listen to this podcast for the answer to this question and other magic wisdom.
You can find out more about the Wasteland to Pureland book at http://www.planetdharma.com/pureland
What`s your most challenging growth edge? What sparks you? How we use language to name our challenges is highly important and can reveal new insights. For example for someone who tends to take up a lot of space, instead of "I need to learn to fade into the background" a better way to name this would be "I aspire to let other people shine". I.e. the growth edge is not so much about that person being "less" as supporting other people to show.
This lively, informal and interactive extract is from a class in our 2017 "Buddhas in Action" retreat at Clear Sky Retreat Center in B.C., Canada, with Achariya Doug Duncan, Catherine Pawasarat Sensei & some of the spiritual community (sangha). Students offer and share what are some challenging growth edges they have, and what are they most curious about / what most sparks them? Doug and Catherine Sensei offer live interactive teaching on ways to reframe and deepen these question.
Some topics that unfold during this session are “letting go into the chaos,” “running out of time,” my way is better,” “making mistakes,” “staying present in the body,” “engaging,” “looking at layers beneath states,” “learning with others,” “career” and “clinging.”
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In this new Planet Dharma episode, Achariya Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei shine light on the principle that “buddhas in action” (spiritual explorers waking up and growing through the path of selfless service) continually explore the question “What is this?”
During this in-depth talk from the “Buddha’s in Action Retreat 2017,” the teachers discuss the questions “What is yoga?” and specifically, “What is karma yoga?”
“Asking the question “what” drives you to awakening,” mention Achariya Doug Duncan & Catherine Pawasarat Sensei. “When it comes to meditation the self-referencing occurs in relationship to the arisings in the mind, or in the body; in karma yoga it arises in relationship to your task.” Karma yoga helps us to train ourselves to be mindful and aware of the states we are in while doing something and introducing the technology to change that state if it isn`t clear, wholesome, blissful, spacious & awake.
“As easily as you can get lost into the phenomena of your mind, you can get lost into the phenomena of your work.” The practice of karma yoga helps us not get lost, and instead brings awareness of body, speech and mind. This leads us into more compassion in our career and daily lives.
This talk was from the “Buddha's in Action” Retreat 2017 at Clear Sky Retreat Center in B.C., Canada. To register for our mailing list or to attend any upcoming events, please visit us at Planet Dharma. To register for the upcoming “Buddha`s in Action” Retreat for summer 2018, please visit us at Planet Dharma Buddhas in Action retreat
We live in a distracted society. Keeping focused can be challenging, whether we’re engaging in a conversation or trying to meet a deadline. Learn what it means to put ‘complete effort’ into things and the benefits we gain by being fully present in each moment.
This episode is an excerpt from “Right Effort – Healing the Splits Within”, an online course offered by Planet Dharma in 2017, as part of the "Year of Victory" study program. To learn more about Planet Dharma's teachings and programs, visit www.planetdharma.com/podcast.