Achariya Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei: Journeying Across Traditions (#128)


This episode of the Wisdom Podcast features an interview with Achariya Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei, both trained in the Karma Kagyu lineage. They follow the tradition of the late Namgyal Rinpoche, a pioneer weaving together Eastern and Western traditions.

Qapel and Catherine Sensei teach meditation and act as spiritual mentors to students internationally and at their retreat center in British Columbia, Canada. This interview features stories about their lineages, Namgyal Rinpoche, Sayadaw U Thila Wunta, His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa, and  Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. They also share how they are building on this legacy through group guru, conscious community, integration of the shadow, and other approaches to dharma teaching and practice.  

Qapel and Catherine Sensei have offered teaching on their Dharma if You Dare podcast, which started in 2009, as well as authored two books Wasteland to Pureland: Reflections on the Path to Awakening and Dharma if You Dare.

About the Interviewee

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