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Dharma If You Dare

29
May 2020

An Economic Revolution: Untangling Ourselves from Capitalism

In this talk Doug and Catherine discuss how the current capitalist paradigm that is so focused on the individual creates all sorts of conditions in our psyches that lead to suffering. They explore how a shift in view and behaviour would allow us to build a society that will work for everyone, not just a handful of people.
 
The ideas in today’s talk are explored in detail in the chapter entitled 'Spiritual Energy Traders' in Doug and Catherine's bestselling book, Wasteland to Pureland: Reflections on the Path to Awakening.  If you’d like to read more about these ideas, you can visit planetdharma.com/crazywisdom to receive a free copy of a chapter from the book.
 
22
May 2020

BONUS Why You Need a Retreat

We hope you enjoy this soundbite from Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat on why retreat work is unparalleled in its transformative potential: it allows us to access higher states of consciousness, to see the interconnectedness of our world and to live our lives more fully.
 
Have you checked out any of Planet Dharma’s online offerings? We have a range of options available to you on the Planet Dharma website, from small group Q&A Office Hours, to full online courses, some of which are taught live and some of which are study at your own pace. Take a look at what’s currently running or coming up soon by visiting planetdharma.com/events.
 
15
May 2020

Uncover Your Secrets: Making Desires Conscious

In this talk Doug and Catherine discuss how we attempt to manipulate and control our worlds in order to get what we desire. They explain the importance of making these actions conscious in order to integrate our shadow. Through harnessing the energy of our desires by making them conscious we can power our spiritual transformation and exercise greater choice in our daily lives.
 
Today’s episode covers ideas that Doug and Catherine explore in detail in their bestselling book, Wasteland to Pureland. The second section of the book is entitled Riding the Dragon and covers a variety of topics, including awakening through action, creativity, career and relationships. Podcast listeners can download a free chapter from the book by visiting planetdharma.com/purelandchapter.
 
8
May 2020

BONUS Establishing a Solid Meditation Practice

We hope you enjoy this soundbite from Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat on a few ways to establish a well-supported meditation practice and some of the key benefits of doing so.
 
 
Have you checked out any of Planet Dharma’s online offerings? We have a range of options available to you on the Planet Dharma website, from small group Q&A Office Hours, to full online courses, some of which are taught live and some of which are study at your own pace. Take a look at what’s currently running or coming up soon by visiting planetdharma.com/events.
 
1
May 2020

Unveil the Puppeteer: Freedom Through Shadow Integration

In this talk, Doug and Catherine explore 'the shadow', the unconscious drives that keep us stuck in repetitive patterns and limited views of what’s possible. They discuss how integrating our shadow releases us from being held in its grip and liberates massive amounts of energy that we can use for wholesome pursuits and positive states of mind.
 
If you find the teachings of Planet Dharma resonate and are wondering how to explore them further, we recommend our free online course called Wake Up: 4 Paths to Spiritual Awakening. This self-study course gives an introduction to the main approaches that Doug and Catherine employ with students to help them find their speediest path to spiritual awakening. You can learn more and register for free by visiting planetdharma.com/wakeup.
 
24
Apr 2020

BONUS Don’t Just Settle for Mindfulness

We hope you enjoy this soundbite from Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat on how much more is available to us when we go beyond mindfulness into deeper meditative practices that involve not just awareness but 'awareness of awareness'.
 
Did you know that Planet Dharma also has a library of articles covering a wide variety of topics? We have over 100 blog posts on our website offering dharmic perspectives on all sorts of issues of interest to awakening beings. You can check them out at www.planetdharma.com/articles.
17
Apr 2020

Beyond Mindfulness: Experiencing the Ground of Being

In this talk from their Livestream Series, Enlighten Up, Doug and Catherine explore the difference between mindfulness and meditation, the power of retreat work and why people tend not to practice. They look at how meditation gives us the space to see how much of our experience is ruled by the habit patterns of our “operating system”, aka the ego. The insights this produces allows us to see through our isolation to the very ground of being and to compassionately share the benefits of this clear and loving space with others. 
 
Helping people experience spiritual awakening is the reason Planet Dharma exists. If you are also passionate about unfolding and awakening deeper and more quickly, we encourage you to enrol in one of our online courses. This year Planet Dharma’s online courses include a variety of topics, such as classical buddhadharma and how to establish and strengthen your daily practice, all geared towards life in our modern world. Take a look at what online offerings are up next at planetdharma.com/online.
10
Apr 2020

BONUS Dealing with Pandemic Anxiety

We hope you enjoy this soundbite from Doug Duncan’s recent response to a student during an online Office Hours call. The student expressed how scattered she felt by all the anxiety in the world around the current COVID-19 pandemic and asked for advice on how to feel more grounded.
 
 
Have you checked out any of Planet Dharma’s online offerings? We have a range of options available to you on the Planet Dharma website, from small group Q&A Office Hours, to full online courses, some of which are taught live and some of which are study at your own pace. Take a look at what’s currently running or coming up soon by visiting planetdharma.com/events.
3
Apr 2020

A Closer Look at Money, Sex & Power: Exploring Chakra Energy

In this talk from their 2019 online course, Crazy Wisdom, Doug and Catherine discuss in detail the three lowest chakras and the energies they manifest. This recording is a continuation of an earlier introductory talk that gave an overview to the topic. You can find that episode by searching for Season 3 Episode 14 in the podcast feed.
 
The ideas in today’s talk are explored in detail in Doug and Catherine's bestselling book, Wasteland to Pureland: Reflections on the Path to Awakening. The third section of the book is entitled Crazy Wisdom and covers a wide variety of topics, including The Shadow, Tantra, and Money, Sex & Power. Podcast listeners can download a free chapter from this section of the book by visiting planetdharma.com/crazywisdom.
27
Mar 2020

BONUS Our Collective Shadow and Consumerism

We hope you enjoy this soundbite from Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat on the most prevalent aspects of our society’s collective shadow and whether we can shift our collective actions to more wholesome patterns.
 
 
Have you checked out any of Planet Dharma’s online offerings? We have a range of options available to you on the Planet Dharma website, from small group Q&A Office Hours, to full online courses, some of which are taught live and some of which are study at your own pace. Take a look at what’s currently running or coming up soon by visiting planetdharma.com/events.

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