Thursday, April 25, 2019

Awakening in this Lifetime (April 25)

Ananda (Dharma Meditation Initiative), Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly;
What is the Purpose of Spiritual Practice? Life is a fascinating journey, filled with discovery, exploration, and awesome experiences fraught with suffering, often unnecessarily.
Catherine Pawasarat Sensei
Drawn to intensity, to living life to the fullest? To awaken in this very life is the spiritual way to go. It's accessible to anyone with drive and heart.

Catherine Pawasarat Sensei ( visits from Canada to share an overview of contemporary spiritual landscapes: Which teachings focus on awakening here and now? What does it take? How do we know it works?

Imagine wearing a t-shirt or tattoo that reads “Awakening or Bust!” Yes, it IS possible! Tonight (Thursday, April 25) we'll move, meditate, learn some Dharma, practice loving-kindness, then share experiences over vegan drinks and snacks. FREE if you RSVP

Wasteland to Pureland
CATHERINE PAWASARAT SENSEI, co-author of Wasteland to Pureland, practiced Ayahuasca plant medicine in the Brazilian Amazon in the '90s then she met her meditation teacher, Doug Duncan, and embraced the spiritual path forged by Canadian-born, Tibetan-recognized Namgyal Rinpoche (Leslie George Dawson aka Ven. Ananda Bodhi). She has studied daily with Duncan for more than 20 years. She is co-founder of the innovative Clear Sky Retreat Center in British Columbia, where they live, work, and practice in conscious community. She lived in Kyoto, Japan, for two decades and is a leading expert on its 1,100-year-old Gion Festival, specializing in its shamanic roots and sustainability.

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