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For the Love of Dharma is a spiritual podcast to inspire fun, creativity, curiosity, abundance, and joy on your journey to living a more fulfilled life. Heather Love is a heart-centered lightworker and intuitive that left her 20-year corporate career to focus on raising the vibration of the planet. She is one of the first ever Certified Dharma Coaches in the world and is ready to take you on an adventure to meet the highest version of yourself. A self-proclaimed personal development junkie, ...
 
New grassroots school or sect of Nichiren, Lotus Sutra based secular Buddhism. A philosophical and ethical meditation practice and way of life. Buddha was not a god or deity. He was just a super "woke" aka enlightened human. We ALL have the ability to attain buddhahood, enlightenment, wokeness. Let's do it together and help ourselves, each other, and the planet! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/secular-lotus-buddhists/support
 
An enlightening insight into the timeless (forgotten) wisdoms of health, happiness and higher consciousness. Based on Ayurveda/Ayurvedic Medicine (Maharishi Ayurveda) and the time-tested Eastern, traditional and indigenous medicine traditions ... and backed up by the latest Western health-science. Focuses on the ‘higher levels’ of health and wellness, the new spirituality and consciousness coming to the planet and the Vedic wisdom of ‘higher states of human consciousness’ and how we can acce ...
 
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This is the fifth week of a special eight-week series based on the teachings in The Book of Joy, authored by Douglas Abrams. This week’s pillar focuses on FORGIVENESS. So often, we think that forgiveness means forgetting or that forgiveness means that what someone did is acceptable. But what if forgiveness meant freedom? What if it meant compassion…
 
This is the fourth week of a special eight-week series based on the teachings in The Book of Joy, authored by Douglas Abrams. This week’s pillar focuses on ACCEPTANCE. Acceptance is the only place that change can really begin. But humans have been conditioned to skip right over the step of accepting and either move to denial OR they go directly int…
 
This is the third week of a special eight-week series based on the teachings in The Book of Joy, authored by Douglas Abrams. This week’s pillar focuses on HUMOR. We are conditioned from a young age to take everything very seriously. Most of us lose our sense of humor and our sense of play as we get older. We don’t laugh as much, and we carry the we…
 
This is the second week of a special eight-week series based on the teachings in The Book of Joy, authored by Douglas Abrams. This week’s pillar focuses on HUMILITY. The word humility actually comes from the Latin word for earth or soil, humus (not to be confused with hummus). Humility will bring us back down to earth. Learning to be uninterested i…
 
This is the first week of a special eight-week series based on the teachings in The Book of Joy, authored by Douglas Abrams. In 2015, good friends, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, met in India over the course of a week to discuss the nature of joy, and obstacles to reaching it. Douglas Abrams was there to document it all. T…
 
Kristina is one of my beloved Dharma Girls, whom I met in 2021, when were both getting our Dharma Coaching Certification. Kristina is a coach and a healer who lives in California with her beautiful family. In this episode, we talk about intuition, meditation, gratitude, and the importance of community. Tune in to hear more of what our weekly calls …
 
Stefanie Nielsen is an EFT Practitioner. In today’s episode, we talk about what EFT is and how it can help you overcome issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression. Emotional Freedom Technique is a body-centered therapy that creates balance in your energy system by tapping on various points of your body. This technique is gaining in popularity b…
 
In this final regular episode of Season 4, we finish up our series on the 4 pillars of Planet Dharma’s approach to working with students with a look at Shadow Integration. In this excerpt from their online course, Beyond the Cushion, Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei explain what the shadow is, how it shows up, how it can be reintegr…
 
We hope you enjoy today’s soundbite in which Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei answer a question about why they wear red hats when they teach. Theoretical understanding and food for thought are helpful inputs as we go about our daily life, but for deep spiritual change and liberation from suffering we need to engage in depth work. In…
 
Elizabeth Krause is the founder of Your Signature Voice, a conscious media company for women. Elizabeth guides other women to unlock and remember their unique voice. Elizabeth incorporates many modalities, including human design to get to know yourself on a more intimate level so you can create that content or start that podcast of your dreams. The…
 
In this third episode in our series on the 4 pillars of Planet Dharma’s approach to working with students, we will hear about Karma Yoga, also known as ‘the path of service’, or ‘meditation in action’. In this excerpt from their online course, Beyond the Cushion, Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei explore the many facets of karma yoga…
 
In the wake of so many recent tragedies, it's important to give yourself (and others) permission to feel whatever is coming up. Don't let anyone tell you that your feelings don't matter, and be thoughtful to not do that to others either. Thank you for letting me process my feelings with you in this episode. It was very therapeutic for me. I invite …
 
We hope you enjoy today’s soundbite in which Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei give a brief introduction to the Tarot. In addition to looking at the deck’s origin and how it can be used, they give a short introduction to the first card, the Fool. This summer at Clear Sky Center (and virtually for those unable to travel) Qapel and Sen…
 
Emily Aarons is the most sought after intuitive healer for female empire builders. She's best known for getting her clients out of overwhelm and burnout and unlocking the wisdom within to create alignment in their business. For over two decades, Emily has been practicing healing work directly with powerful visionaries and teaching them how to tap i…
 
In this excerpt from their online course, Beyond the Cushion, Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei talk about the value of meditation and the reason most of us find it so hard to maintain a solid practice. They also talk about their focus on ‘Meditating on the Fly’, the idea of integrating meditation into our daily lives outside of our …
 
Living life without alcohol wasn’t something I set out to do, but it’s one of the best things that could have happened. For the first time in my life, I invested in myself, and it changed the way I viewed everything. I faced my shadows and came to know my highest self. I had no idea this girl, and this life, existed. Thank you for letting me share …
 
We hope you enjoy today’s soundbite in which Catherine Pawasarat Sensei talks about how meditation works and why we need to value the experience of the practice and the insights we uncover. Sensei also talks about the importance of having guidance and a support community to make the practice more secure and effective. Although Planet Dharma also in…
 
Orly is a spiritual medium who recently moved to Los Angeles with her two kids. Her dad passed away almost 3 years ago, and she’s been on a journey of discovery since then. She’s been on a quest to see the bigger picture and understand what her soul knew to be true for her whole life, and she has been able to tap into her highest potential by conne…
 
We will finish this 4th season of the podcast with a series of four episodes that explore Planet Dharma's 4 pillars, the framework that Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei employ to help people progress on the spiritual path. The 4 Pillars are Study, Service, Meditation & Shadow Integration, and were introduced in Episode 12 of this se…
 
We hope you enjoy today’s soundbite in which Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei respond to an insight shared by a participant after he had a breakout room conversation with other people in the class. Catherine Sensei will be leading a breathing retreat at the beautiful Clear Sky Center in May. This is an opportunity for practitioners …
 
Sandy Cohen is a Health & Wellness Coach, a senior writer and UCLA Health, and hosts a podcast called Inner Peace to Go. We talk about what inner peace is, why it seems so elusive for some people, and what we can do to find it. We also talk about the importance of sleep, and how feeling rested positively impacts every area of your life. Connect wit…
 
In this interview, Qapel talks about the part the Western Mysteries played in his own path and how his teacher, Namgyal Rinpoche, employed these teachings. He also discusses the similarities and differences between the Western and Eastern esoteric teachings, and how practitioners can leverage the Western mystical tradition as a path unto itself or …
 
We hope you enjoy today’s soundbite in which Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei answer a question about how to stay fully engaged in wholesome and meaningful work without losing contact with the clear light mind of absolute reality. Catherine Sensei will be leading a breathing retreat at the beautiful Clear Sky Center in May. This is …
 
Pam December is an empath & highly sensitive person that understands the impact burnout and anxiety can have on one’s day to day life. Learning & working with her own energy blueprint has been a major key to leading a happy, fulfilled, abundant life and she wants that for you too. She helps others discover & work with their unique energy blueprint …
 
In today’s episode, Catherine Pawasarat Sensei and Doug Qapel Duncan introduce the topic of the Western Mysteries, or better named, the Divine Mysteries. They outline an overview of the main parts of the spiritual journey: the call, the initiation and the return. They also explore the historical place these traditions have had and some of the ways …
 
We hope you enjoy today’s soundbite from Catherine Pawasarat Sensei on how goodness is misunderstood and undervalued and how much could be done collectively if we embraced its true power. Catherine Sensei will be leading a breathing retreat at the beautiful Clear Sky Center in May. This is an opportunity for practitioners of any level to deepen the…
 
As a Clarity Coach & Certified Energy Practitioner, Tara McCrory empowers the ready and willing to connect the dots to their own life and align to their intuition so they may understand what it’s like to live with true clarity and flow. Tara’s uniqueness lies in her use of the Akashic Records, Human Design, intuitive guidance and energy work to com…
 
In today’s episode, Catherine Pawasarat Sensei and Doug Qapel Duncan dive into intimate relationships, and explore the skills needed to make a partnership truly work. They look at how our cultural and family conditioning plays out in how we relate to our romantic and life partners. Qapel and Sensei also highlight some ways we can begin to shift our…
 
We hope you enjoy today’s soundbite from Doug ‘Qapel’ Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei as they give advice to a student about how to train the mind to be attentive to the details in their relative, day-to-day reality without losing contact with the absolute truth that everything is light and empty of inherent existence. If you are looking to i…
 
On today’s episode, I introduce you to New Age Thought Leader, Jerree Sharpe. She is a military wife, a mom, and a former teacher of the year, among many other things. She lives life on her terms, and she will inspire you to do the same. Jerree Sharpe on IG Jerree Sharpe on TikTok Five key takeaways from this episode: The first 20 minutes of the da…
 
In today’s episode Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei explore the topic of The Clear Light of the Mind. They outline how our sense of reality is formed, including how early stimulation and imprinting creates the sense of solidity of our selves and our environment. They explore how we can use dreams as a way of understanding the epheme…
 
We hope you enjoy today’s soundbite from Doug ‘Qapel’ Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei as they introduce the 3 principles of Hua Yan Buddhist philosophy in preparation for their upcoming meditation retreat. You can learn more about the retreat at planetdharma.com/huayan. If you are looking to incorporate more activities into your life to suppo…
 
On today’s episode, I’m excited to introduce you to Mindset Coach, Jamie Riene. Jamie left her corporate career and discovered who she really was. She has a podcast called Breaking Up with Corporate, where she empowers women to heal and find themselves again so they feel confident in making big changes in their lives. Jamie Riene on IG Breaking up …
 
In today’s episode Doug Qapel Duncan gives an overview of the major arcana from the Tarot. He goes over all 22 of the cards from the Fool to the World, giving pithy summary statements about each one and brief comments on how you can use or work with them. The mandate of Planet Dharma is to help people awaken in this lifetime. In this recording you …
 
We hope you enjoy today’s soundbite from Doug ‘Qapel’ Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei as they answer a question about how to balance staying absorbed in the bliss state during tantric deity practice while remaining attentive to the number of mantras recited. If you are looking to incorporate more activities into your life to support contempla…
 
Today’s episode is our third in-a-row exploring the topic of leveraging archetypes for our spiritual unfoldment. In this talk, Doug Qapel Duncan discusses archetypes specific to the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition: tantric deities. He talks about the representations of body, speech and mind in the forms of Vajrapani, Chenrezi and Manjushri. He also in…
 
Today’s recording is bonus content from Sensei & Qapel’s audio course Conscious Love. The course explores many aspects of intimate relationships, including the unconscious patterning that influences them and how to turn partnerships into opportunities for deep transformation. Podcast listeners can download the entire course for free at planetdharma…
 
In today’s talk, Doug Qapel Duncan continues to dive deeper into the topic of archetypes, which he introduced in the talk we heard in Episode 11. He explores how archetypes operate at the personal & psychological level, and why we are drawn to them in contexts like storytelling. Qapel also explains the difference between what happens when these arc…
 
We hope you enjoy this soundbite from Doug ‘Qapel’ Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei on how arising yoga sadhana practice can help us move to more responsive and liberating planetary models of being. If you are interested in learning more by doing a deep dive into arising yoga or learning how to get the most out of your work with sadhanas, Plan…
 
In today’s talk, taken from their course Beyond the Cushion delivered in the early days of the pandemic, Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei explore the idea of the modern monastery. They explain what traditional aspects of the monastic model are being carried forward and what new approaches and structures are being introduced to make …
 
In this soundbite taken from his Enlightened Archetypes talk, Doug Qapel Duncan outlines the three levels of refuge. For many of us, just getting to the point where we are taking refuge in the buddha, dharma and sangha can feel like our biggest challenge, but it is important to be aware that in a way this is just the first step in the taking-refuge…
 
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