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Sixteen Buddha Body Practice (Meditation Retreat)

December 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm December 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC-6

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  Explore the dimensions of inner space. This meditation retreat offers a rare opportunity to engage with the 16 Buddha Body Practice

Sixteen Buddha Body Practice

Getting tired of the routine of daily life? Journey to new lands of the mind. Using self-arising symbology as deepening layers of penetration to open greater and greater mind space doors to journey the far reaches of inner space. This practice is a door to past and future lifetimes.


Completion of one million Chenrezi mantras is required preparation. For those who have completed that previously, please also complete 100,000 Vajrasattva mantras.

Heritage of the Sixteen Buddha Body Practice

This meditation practice is originally from Tibet, though it was taught to our Teacher, Namgyal Rinpoche, in Thailand, by a Theravadan monk. The northern schools of Thai buddhism share much with the Tibetan tradition, being linked through students of Milarepa. As far as information is available, there is only one temple, Wat Pak Nam in Thailand, that taught this system, and that was some years ago.  

Why Undertake the Sixteen Buddha Body Practice?

This retreat is for people who are tired of functioning in the world and want to experience something else. Using self arising symbology as deepening layers of penetration to open greater and greater mind space doors to journey the far reaches of inner space. This practice is a door to past and future lifetimes.

What’s Expected of Me if I Come to This Retreat?

  •  A strong foundation of parami and a willingness to see other dimensions, drug free.
  • Due to the intensive nature of this practice, we require participants to not currently be taking prescription medication or recreational drugs.
  • The more extensive meditation experience you’ve had the better. This is not a beginner’s practice (we suggest the Sixteen Stages of Insight Retreat for newer practitioners).
  • You are responsible for your own wellbeing.
  • To maximize your depth of practice, we ask that you refrain from reading, using the internet, phone or listening to music during the course.
  • Lastly, our teaching and Clear Sky operate based on the ancient tradition of dāna or generosity. Please learn more about this profound practice before you register. 

Meet the Teachers

Catherine Pawasarat Doug Duncan
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.

Course Details

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. Daily Schedule: Here is a sample schedule of what you can expect at this retreat. 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. Arrival / departure: Arrival time is December 4 by 4pm. Departure is Saturday Dec 19. 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.

About Clear Sky

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.
Here are some FAQs on how to get here, what to bring and what to expect. 
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!  



December 4 @ 4:00 pm UTC-6
December 19 @ 4:00 pm UTC-6
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