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Ignite Your Spiritual Life – Community Call (Online)

November 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 30, 2021 @ 11:30 am UTC-6

Online Monthly Community Calls
November – December, 2020
Once a month on Saturdays: 10:00-11:30am MDT *Click here to convert to your local time

Recordings available for those who cannot attend live


For Past Participants of Ignite Your Spiritual Life

Karen and Duncan are offering monthly online Q&A sessions to help you put the principles into practice more deeply in your home and relationships. 

Only available for past IYSL participants, these sessions are an opportunity to explore further with the teachers, reconnect with the community and ask questions about applying the principles to your life. 

Recordings are available for one week after each session.

Session Dates

While you are welcome to bring questions about any principle to a session, we are also deep diving into a specific principle in each session over the course of the series. 

November 28, 2020

  • It’s Easier with Others

December 26, 2020

  • Communication Shapes the Space Where We Meet

Hopefully this summer gave you some reprieve from covid. 

Perhaps you were able to reconnect with friends and family, spend time outdoors or visit your favourite place. 

Health advisors are telling us to prepare for a second wave, which raises an important question — how do we prepare ourselves for round two?

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Meditation is often promoted as concept to help you feel more calm. Yet as we face the prospect of another lockdown, it suddenly looks more like your life raft. 

The five principles are not just theory, they are real life practices that can help you navigate the second wave with a supportive practice, compassionate communication and the strength to meet your biggest challenges. 

We don’t know what this fall entails, so let’s hold hands and jump into these uncharted waters together. 

After all, it is easier with others. 

Our Five Principles

These are the principles that have made Clear Sky into a place that wakes people up and supports their practice. We’ll lead you through these five simple yet empowering principles that have been time-tested over centuries.

As well as the core content on each of the principles, each webinar will include meditations and exercises to try in your daily life.

Meet Your Course Teachers


Karen McAllister

As Clear Sky’s Chair of the Board and Director of Business Development, I’m passionate about teaching the much-ignored principles of nurturing the factors – like honor your space, structure, and communication – that create the conditions we need to wake up more in daily life. I see how I learned and embodied these principles in my different roles at Clear Sky, as the centre went from self-starter to second-stage growth. This is what I call “the hands-on way of doing an MBA with a spiritual bottom line!”

In my free time, I love travelling, speaking Portuguese and reading history, architecture, and art books.

Duncan Cryle

Through 15 years of teaching meditation and mindfulness, alongside an active career working all over the world, I’ve learnt a lot about an integrated spiritual path.  

As a founding member of Clear Sky in 2004, I’m amazed at the power that working together in compassionate service has for enriching and widening spiritual growth.  Combined with a dynamic relationship and a challenging career, I have fun with a wide-ranging and holistic approach to spiritual growth.  The spiritual container is a key aspect to this and I’m delighted to teach and share this course.

Course Cost

We offer this course on the basis of dāna. Dāna is a Sanskrit term that translates as generosity in English. It’s radically different from the transactional way we normally interact in the world – where we give to get something back, either a service or thing. Instead, with dāna, we give as a mutual exchange of generosity. 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.

We highly recommend taking time to check in with your heart on an amount that feels good. Find the amount you feel balances and honors your aspiration for this course, the energy we are giving to deliver the course, and what is sustainable for you.

In this pay from the heart exercise, you might also consider what you pay for different things as a matter of course: a night out with friends, a session with a chiropractor or acupuncturist, or an hour with a life coach, for example.

Why do you use a dāna-based model?


The practice of generosity is central to spiritual unfoldment, whatever path you follow. In our own Buddhist lineage, teachings have always been given on the basis of dāna, and we are committed to this practice and its development in the West. Dāna is also a radical and – we believe – viable economic alternative to capitalism, which our planet would really benefit from. We all know there must be something better than capitalism or its hungry cousin, consumerism. We maintain that, together, we can offer a financial model that is based in life-affirming mutual support. Please join us in co-creating this promising economic alternative.


November 28 @ 10:00 am UTC-6
January 30, 2021 @ 11:30 am UTC-6
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