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Breathing 2.0 Meditation Retreat

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - August 20 @ 3:00 pm MDT

“The meditation on Mindfulness of Breathing is not only suitable for all beings, it is also the direct way to enlightenment.”

Namgyal Rinpoche

Join Catherine Pawasarat Sensei for a ten day meditation retreat on the powerful practice of breathing meditation. Like a vipassana retreat, you will learn sitting meditation. Additionally this retreat takes you beyond only the sitting posture, to include all four postures, for a dynamic integrated meditation practice.

In-person and Online options available.

In-Person Registration Deadline: July 28th

Online Registration Deadline: August 4th



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Breathing Meditation Retreat

Breathing. You can’t beat it, for life, and as a meditation practice. Breathing meditation is suitable for all types of people.  It develops concentration, calm, bliss and insight – altogether leading to awakening and healing.

This meditation retreat will be led by Catherine Pawasarat Sensei at Clear Sky Meditation Center in Eastern BC. 

An online option is also available for those not in Western Canada, to make participation possible from anywhere in the world.

While we believe any undertaking can be a vehicle for awakening, there’s no substitute for the power of one’s own profound experience of truth, gained through meditation. This is why meditation is one of the four foundational practices of our teaching.

A guiding text for this retreat is the Ānāpānasati Sutta, or Mindfulness of Breathing Discourse.  In it, the Buddha describes 16 steps of practice divided into four areas of mindfulness.

This simple yet powerful framework will extend your meditation experience to everything from subatomic particles to the vastness of space, and all that’s between.  It includes practice in all four postures – sitting, walking standing and lying down. 

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Cara Conroy Lau - Clear Sky Meditation Centre Canada

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Arrival: August 11th at 3pm, MT

Sample brief daily schedule:

9am Class with Teacher

11am Group Meditation led by a Senior Student

12:30pm Lunch

3pm Group Meditation led by a Senior Student

6pm Dinner

7:30 pm Meditation and Q&A with Qapel 

Departure: April 20th at 3 pm 

*Daily schedule is subject to changes closer to the course date. 
Questions about the retreat? Phone 250-429-3929, or contact [email protected]
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Meet the Teachers

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Catherine Pawasarat Sensei

Catherine Pawasarat Sensei is a contemporary Dharma teacher, attendant, consort, co-teacher via Planet Dharma and co-founder of Clear Sky Retreat Center. 

She 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.

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Ready to Register?

If you have questions about the retreat, please phone 250-429-3929, or contact [email protected]

Registration details are coming very soon. In the meantime, you can also use the above contact details to pre-register for the retreat.

About Clear Sky

Located in the BC rocky mountains, we offer over 300-acres to deepen your practice and reconnect with nature. 

Founded by Qapel Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei, 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.

In adherence with our quadruple bottom line, we source our food as local and organic as possible.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW on how to get here, what to bring and what to expect. 

Clear Sky Meditation Centre sanctuary
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This retreat is offered on the basis of dāna (generosity).

Dāna is a Sanskrit term meaning “generosity”, and is the traditional way in which Buddhist teachings are offered.  With dāna, we give as a mutual exchange of generosity. You may have come across this in the form of “pay from the heart”. It’s our joy to offer this course, and we trust you’ll match our time, energy, and passion by giving an amount of money that feels good and healthy to both you and us.

You will be sent a link to offer “dana” to the teachers after registration. 

For more information on dāna click here.

Pricing: 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.

Specific times may change – this is a rough guide (MST)

6:30 – 7:30 AM: Walk &/or Personal Practice
7:30 – 8:15 AM: Breakfast: Prepare, eat, clean up
8:15 – 8:45 AM: Walk &/or Personal Practice
9:00 – 10:00 AM: Class with Teachers
10:00 – 10:30 AM: Walk
10:30 – 11:30 AM: Group Practice led by Sangha
11:30 – 12:30 PM: Personal Practice
12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch: Prepare, eat, clean up
1:30 – 3:00 PM: Personal Practice
3:00 – 4:00 PM: Group Practice led by Sangha
4:00 – 5:30 PM: Personal Practice
5:30 – 7:00 PM: Dinner: prepare, eat, clean up
7:00 – 7:30 PM: Walk &/or Personal Practice
7:30 – 8:30 PM: Group Practice and Q & A with Teachers
8:30 – Beyond: Personal Practice & bed

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August 11 @ 3:00 pm MDT
August 20 @ 3:00 pm MDT
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