15th Anniversary Weekend Celebration
July 3, 2020 @ 12:00 am – July 5, 2020 @ 11:59 pm UTC-6
2020 beckons us to look both forward and backwards as we honour Doug Sensei’s 70th year and Clear Sky’s 15th Anniversary. Join us in celebrating incredible Teachers, Teachings and community – and – in turning our eyes to our next 500 years.
Countless hands have contributed to building this incredible center. It is with deep gratitude that excitedly share this opportunity to join in celebration, connection and growth.
Weekend festivities include:
- Blessing our future temple site
- A worldwide meditation
- Creative expression opportunities in dance, voice, improv and art
- Dinner and dance under the stars in the Food Forest
- And best of all, time with our incredible Teachers
The celebration features two components: the Tantric Deep Dive retreat (featuring 12 Empowerments over 6 days), followed by the weekend celebration. Participants may register for just the Deep Dive or just the Weekend Celebration – but we recommend diving in head first and joining in both festivities!
Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat are Dharma and meditation teachers who founded Clear Sky Meditation Centre, BC, Canada. Achariya Doug Duncan received lay ordination from Namgyal Rinpoche in 1978, and is a lineage holder in that teaching. Known for his direct, humourous and compassionate engagement with students, Doug embraces various traditions, contemporary psychology, and science, to mentor all beings to a more awakened state. Catherine Pawasarat has trained daily with Acariya Doug Duncan since 1998 in an intensive spiritual apprenticeship that is rare in the modern West. She received lay ordination from Namgyal Rinpoche in 2003. In addition to Buddhist philosophy and its applications to daily life, Catherine also draws on generative living and the arts. With Doug she is co-founder of Clear Sky Retreat Center in the BC Rockies.
Fees and Dāna
Dana: This course is offered by Doug and Catherine Sensei through the ancient principle of generosity, or Dāna. The retreat fee covers the cost of food and accommodation, whereas the Teachings are offered by generosity. Learn more about Dāna here.
Cost: As a charitable organization, we strive to provide locally sourced organic meals and comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. Fees vary depending on your accommodation choice and early bird pricing. More information about cost is coming soon.
You may anticipate time to honour our Teachers, dance in the food forest and connect with community. More specific details about the schedule are coming soon.
Arrival/Departure: Arrival is Friday July 3rd, by 4pm. Departure is Sunday, July 5th at 4pm. How to get here.
Booking a flight? Airport pickups can be booked when you register for the retreat. On the rare chance that this retreat is cancelled, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
In order to give enough time to rest from travel before the retreat starts, we recommend that domestic travellers arrive one day early, and long distance international travellers arrive two days early.
After the retreat we also suggest staying for at least another day for integration.
Located in the BC rocky mountains, we offer over 300-acres to deepen your practice and reconnect with nature. Founded by Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat, we are home to students from around the globe who are dedicated to co-creating a supportive and innovative space for awakening in our modern world.
To help you get acquainted with us, some community members made this short video during our 2019 Buddhas in Action retreat. To learn more about us and our incredible community, click here!