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  • Review for DARRYL GUY

    Ulla R.   October 22, 2020

      Three days with San Pedro Oct-20

    My first retreat with San Pedro only. Three ceremonies that were beautyful, powerful, painful and healing. So important with trust because one is so vulnerable in this situation. Darryl Guy the San Pedro shaman is such a person. I felt so taken care of and got loving support when I needed. Deep thanks Darryl.


    Ulla R.   October 22, 2020

      San Pedro retreat

    My first retreat with San Pedro only. Three ceremonies that were beautyful, powerful, painful and healing. So important with trust because one is so vulnerable in this situation. Darryl Guy the San Pedro shaman is such a person. I felt so taken care of and got loving support when I needed. Deep thanks Darryl. And also to Dan, Naysha and Alberta who assisted in the same warm and caring way.

  • Review for Marosa Ayahuasca Center

    Takudzwa Ephraim Mukandi   October 21, 2020

      Marosa Beautiful Ayahuasca experience

    Since Arriving in Peru from Lima to Iquitos I was welcomed with Tony (The Translator) and his family, whom where are lovely and accepted and treated me like one of the family member. I never felt out of place one bit. As I arrived at the retreat I was greeted with beautiful white sand surrounding the maloca. The Bangalore I stayed in was so exceptional, I would fall asleep to the sound of bird, and the jungles various animal. The resort is so peaceful and the security is amazing, I felt secure every time I was there, kinda like I was back home to my country. The shamans there are the real deal they have a genuine care about why you are there and will help you as best as they can. The Ayuhuasca experience was so mind opening, I would definitely go back again in the future. Thank you 🙏🏽 Marosa

  • Review for The Ponderosa Guest Ranch

    Beth James   October 21, 2020

      Must stay

    Lovely property with a beautiful view. The hostess is incredible and the hospitality is top notch. If you’re looking for a little bit of nature time, quiet time, or adventure...... this is the place to go.

  • Review for Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

    Kaitlin Burke   October 18, 2020

      Absolutely Amazing

    Thank you so much, Heartwood. I laid down so much in those three days. I felt so held & taken care of from bed to food to the boundless hearts of residents and nuns there! It’s an incredible place. Please experience Heartwood for yourself!

  • Review for Doug Duncan

    Maureen Smith   October 18, 2020

      Insightful Guide

    Doug Sensei is a masterful counsellor/guide. I have worked with him for 20 years during my spiritual journey to awakening and have found him to be kind, direct, skillful and wise. His knowledge of the human psyche and consciousness is deep. His ability to transmit his wisdom in a way that is accessible is brilliant. I highly recommend all of his courses and retreats.

  • Review for Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

    Richard Nathaniel   October 18, 2020

      Seize the opportunity to study under Doug and Catherine Sensei

    Doug Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei have been my teachers for a number of years now. They truly live and embody the Dharma. They care about their students and will do what it takes to wake you up. You will learn how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. They will challenge you in so many ways that you will come out as a brighter and more functional person.

  • Review for Clear Sky Center

    Davin   October 18, 2020

      Hey! welcome, you made it..

    Welcome to the container. Guided by teachers Doug and Cata Sensei whom pull threads from different schools of thought teach about awakening on a foundation of Group Guru and integrating the lower 3 chakras. Money, Sex, and Power or "The Shadow". Clear Sky with its surrounding natural environment has been the playing grounds in which I have witnessed my own neurosis and the illusion of the inherited "I". With a constant mirror its hard to hide my hurt and trauma but upon entering the door (the last last door at the end of the hall) and you are greeted by what is...And Compassion Reigns! Thank you Clear Sky and the people who here demonstrate Awakening in Action. Its fun..

  • Review for Clear Sky Center

    Andy Rogers   October 18, 2020

      Inisght Retreat August 2020

    I most recently did a two-week group retreat at Clear Sky focused on insight meditation. Everything of course is so conducive to the practice - the teachings, the space, and the structure of the days. There was a mixture of long-time students and very new people. The food was amazing. Year round, it's an active conscious community and you really feel the energy that's supporting you.

  • Review for The Sentinel

    Christopher Rodman   October 17, 2020

      Top Notch Care and Impeccable Space

    I'm so inspired by the vision of this place and its dedication to the realization of Human Potential. I certainly got tapped more into my potential during my stay here. Deep gratitude and looking forward to more growth with the Sentinel.

  • Review for Sukaishi David

    Richard Bosworth   October 17, 2020

      If I could, I would give it 6 out of 5 stars!

    I'm 65 and this is the best thing I've ever done for myself. Ojaya Deep Meditation has had a profound impact on my life. I shudder to think where I would be without it, especially in these times. Setting aside those Ojaya moments during the day has become such a special treat; I cannot help but feel refreshed and restored. No less important though is Sukaishi David’s message of love, peace, and healing. What a game changer it has all been for me and I cherish this wonderful gift. I plan to continue on with any course offerings he will have in the future.

  • Review for Catherine Pawasarat

    Jenai Lieu   October 17, 2020

      A place for authentic and deep transformation

    Clear Sky is a great sanctuary in the heart of the East Kootenays, where you can experience real challenge and growth from a incredibly supportive and authentic community. I found this group during a time where I was looking to overcome some chronic struggles in my life. It was tough to face the obstacles that were holding me back in my life, but the community at Clear Sky were there to pick me back up, challenge me, and encourage me the whole way through. This is a place where deep transformation begins and I truly learned what it was to embrace my vulnerability and put my curiosity and resilience into practice. Clear Sky pays much respect to the the traditional roots of its teachings, which are from a Tibetan Vajrayana lineage. I appreciate that the teachers are able to acknowledge the Eastern roots of the teachings, and also adapt them to a our modern day-to-day concerns. Since my time at Clear Sky, I have noticed that relationships in my life are stronger, I am more patient and open minded. I am much more reflective, which has helped me in my personal life and as a supervisor in my work. Clear Sky has put me on a path of lifelong learning, and I am grateful to have such a place close to home.

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