Riding the Dragon - Spiritual Awakening in Modern Life: An Online Course

About This Event

Unleash your inner fire with the second online course of 2019: Riding the Dragon.

This course is made up of 4 classes which will take place live on Monday evenings 7:30-9pm MST. (June 3rd, 10th 17th & 24th, 2019) Recordings will also be available if you can’t attend live. 

Read more on Riding the Dragon here.

Notes about these sessions:

This course is offered on the progressive and powerful practice of dana. If you are unfamiliar with this practice, we encourage you to read more about it here before registering. (N.B. Eventbrite only allows the default text "donation"; dana is a different kind of giving from a donation.)

Teachings can be viewed live and are also recorded and available only for the week immediately following the live broadcast. When you register you will receive a confirmation email with access details. 

Homework for anyone attending teachings: opportunities for weekly practice or reflection are given at the end of each class. Experiences can be shared on our private Planet Dharma Facebook Group. Instructions to access the group will be in your confirmation email.

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  • Eduardo Madrid   November 26, 2019

      Namo Tassa

    The words fall short when describing, just how much of an impact that Sensei has been to my spiritual unfolding. Not only Sensei, but also knowing and having a community like Clear Sky available has been, again, indescribable. Truer guidance I've never received and for this, I could not be more grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Michelle Heinz   November 25, 2019

      Gobal Wakeful Teachings

    In person or online, Doug and Catherine bring practical, fresh and holistic perspectives to dharma- no matter where you are on the planet! Having worked with them for over 16 years, I'm grateful to integrate accessible wisdom and guidance into my daily life without losing the essence of waking up.

  • Michelle Heinz   November 25, 2019

      Sharp shooter with a big heart

    Incredible ability to cut through to the heart of the matter and leave you in a state of grace!

  • Michelle Heinz   November 25, 2019

      Compassionate, wise and funny!

    Catherine Sensei cares very deeply about what will help each student, the community and the teachings to thrive. She teaches with wisdom, humour and leaves no rock unturned.

  • Irene Arriaza   August 20, 2018


    Sensei Doug Duncan is a wealth of wisdom and compassion that comes through in his teachings and actions. He has a funny and entertaining way of explaining things that otherwise could be very confusing or tedious. His experience and knowledge are indisputable and constantly evident.

  • Irene Arriaza   August 20, 2018


    I first met Sensei Catherine when she was a student. Watching her become a teacher and flourish has been a great source of inspiration. She has a very clear and practical way of explaining things and her kindness and generosity are evident in every moment. It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to learn from her.

  • Irene Arriaza   August 20, 2018


    Attending Planet Dharma's retreats and online courses has improved my quality of life tremendously. The retreats have provided a great opportunity to attend live teachings and the space to do deep work and a beautiful and peaceful setting.

  • Maryline Fortier   May 31, 2018

      Beautiful heart and soul!

    I have the amazing opportunity to consider Catherine Pawasarat has one main spiritual mentor in my life. She really wants the best for has many people has possible and is really walking the path. I always get a great deal of love and courage when I can spend time with her. She is very inspiring and one kind of soul that is committed to our growth. A person that brings you up, that sees the best version of yourself and will do whatever she can for you to also see and embody it.

  • Maryline Fortier   May 31, 2018

      An awakening master!

    Doug Sensei has been my spiritual teacher for 5 years. I'm consistantly impressed with his clear vision and guidance. Spending time with him changed my life for the best. He is a real spiritual flamme, full of compassion and loving kindness. Embodied awakening, that is Doug Duncan.

  • Maryline Fortier   May 31, 2018

      Planet Dharma

    This website is filled with tools for conscious living. I love their tools that help to gage our level of awareness. Their blog and their vlogs provide a lot of fruits for thoughts and many tips to increase love in our life. I'm very grateful for this great ressource. -Maryline

  • Richard Nathaniel   April 15, 2018

      Great classes with great teachers

    I appreciate how Planet Dharma offers year-round online courses for spiritual awakening. I have taken different classes with Planet Dharma from the traditional Buddhist teachings to the more recent Dharma in Film class where I learned about the Dharma through a modern perspective, which were all great and supported me on my spiritual practice. I live in an area where it is difficult to spend time with other Sangha members, and Planet Dharma offers that space to stay connected with the Sangha and Doug and Catherine Sensei.

  • Richard Nathaniel   April 15, 2018

      A kind and wise teacher

    When Catherine Sensei explains things in her classes, it is wise and always makes sense. Her advice and teachings are invaluable in navigating and getting through, at times, an unforgiving world. She is a very warm and kind-hearted person and is dedicated 100% to helping all beings and eliminating suffering. If you are looking growth, guidance, and support on your spiritual path, you cannot go wrong studying with Catherine Sensei.

  • Richard Nathaniel   April 15, 2018

      A teacher fully committed to your spiritual awakening

    I have known Doug Sensei for three years, and I remember when I first talked with him, I sensed his wisdom and knew he was a person I can trust. I appreciate his love and support on my spiritual path, especially with my personal challenges with living in a foreign country that is considerably different from my home country. I appreciate his direct and honest way of helping me. He is 100% committed to the truth and your spiritual awakening. If you have the opportunity to spend time with Doug Sensei, I highly recommend it.

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