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Wasteland to Pureland

Retreat in Germany


An 8 Day - Retreat in Seidenbuch, Germany

October 17-25, 2019


With Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

What are the qualities we can cultivate to feel internally grounded and to act from a positive, wholesome place in our relationships with others? Discover the journey from Wasteland to Pureland in this meditation retreat in Seidenbuch, Germany.

Doug and Catherine will guide us through the following themes:

  • Awakening through Creativity
  • Managing and letting go of hurt feelings so we can experience more joy and freedom.
  • Turning our daily work into an engaging and enlivening practice.
  • Uncovering the secrets we hide from ourselves leads to increased love and compassion.
  • Turning our relationship with Money, Sex, and Power into tools for self-sovereignty.
  • Meeting our inner shadow to find untapped energy for greater joy.


This retreat is held in the heart of Germany, in Seidenbuch, 60 km from Frankfurt and Heidelberg.

It will be based on cutting edge teachings from the best selling book,

Wasteland to Pureland, by Doug Duncan and Catherine  Pawasarat.


This is your opportunity to meet and study with Dharma Teachers and Spiritual Mentors

Catherine Pawasarat and Doug Duncan

Why the Wasteland to Pureland Retreat? 

There is an awakening experience that is vast and beyond words. The path beckons. Are you ready?

Wasteland to Pureland is a retreat for those wanting to walk a path toward increasing clarity of heart and mind, to experience greater freedom and fulfillment in life. This is the journey that leads to a state of ultimate care for others as well as oneself.


Grounded in the belief that awakening is available to everyone, Doug & Catherine teach us how to reunite with our gifts, to become agents of compassion and transformation, personally, interpersonally and globally.


The spiritual path teaches us to access bliss and insight, and to decrease suffering and ignorance. That’s why a healthy spiritual path feels so rich, wonder-filled and generally happy. The Great Happiness arises when bliss and insight come together to manifest through everything we do and are.


In this retreat you will walk the path, guided by Doug and Catherine. You will understand the practical steps, phases and elements that must come together for transcendental alchemy to occur. Bliss and Insight will be your pillars to get a taste of this beautiful journey.


This retreat guides us to integrate spiritual practice with everyday life.

The Teachers


Doug Duncan and

Catherine Pawasarat
are Dharma and meditation teachers

Our teachers, Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat have been practicing and teaching the art of awakening for more than 60 years, combined. They are well versed in Buddhist and Western philosophy, contemporary psychology, consciousness studies, and art.


Doug and Catherine founded their home base, Clear Sky Meditation Centre in British Columbia, Canada, in 2006. Prior to that, they lived in Japan for many years and traveled extensively. They draw on their trans-cultural experience to increase the range and depth of their teachings on liberation. They are engaged, compassionate, humorous and wise, and a retreat with these teachers will enrich your life with both inner and outer exploration & discovery.


To find out more about Doug and Catherine check their websites:

www.planetdharma.com                                                 www.clearskycenter.org

The Venue

Seminarhotel Seidenbuch in Lindenfels/Odw.

Legendary surroundings on a powerful, rocky hill.

The venue is located in the heart of Germany, in the picturesque Odenwald. The hotel accommodates people who are interested in inner work, personal and spiritual growth, problem solving, and love and peace.

The facility is predominantly furnished with comfortable double rooms, most with private bathrooms. It can accommodate 50 guests in 26 rooms and also offers dormitory spaces. Many rooms have balconies.


The menu has a basic vegetarian orientation. However, the chef is happy to prepare homemade German meat dishes served grandmother’s style, as well.

Refresh body, speech and mind with two awakened masters in this beautiful supportive environment. 

Course Details

The retreat begins the 17th of October at 4 pm and ends the 25th of October 2019 after lunch, around noon.

This course is offered by Doug & Catherine Sensei based on the ancient principle of generosity, or Dāna

You may have come across this is the form of “pay from the heart”. Dāna is a Sanskrit term meaning “generosity”. With dāna, we give as a mutual exchange of generosity. It’s their joy to offer this course, and we trust you’ll match their time, energy, and passion by giving an amount of money that feels good and healthy.


The course fee covers the costs for the teachers travel expenses, room and board during their stay in Germany. Dāna is not included. 


Full Price:                            € 669 

A deposit of € 100* guaranties your place. The remainder can be paid by instalments.

*non-refundable, except if retreat is cancelled in which case deposits will be returned in full.

Registration and information for this retreat at: andreaomtare@me.com

The prices for room and board range, depending on your preference of room, from €59 - €89 per night.


Registration and information for the hotel should be made directly at: www.seminarhotel-seidenbuch.de 

What is Expected of Me if I Come to This Retreat?

• First of all smell the roses.

• An open mind and heart, and a spirit of adventure are excellent things to bring!

• It’s human to have some apprehensions about doing something new, meeting new people, or going to a new place. Particularly when all three happen together. We try to make this as supportive as possible.

• When exploring our growth edges, it’s natural to feel uncertain and awkward. And it’s very fruitful to transform that emotional tension into creative energy by drawing on your own inner resources – such as inquiry, going with the flow, and self-reflection, just a few of the many kinds of constructive engagements.

• To maximize your experience, we ask that you refrain from reading, using the internet or listening to music during the course. Writing for the purpose of journaling and course assignments is accepted.

• Lastly, our teachers Doug and Catherine operate based on the ancient tradition of Dana or Generosity. Please learn more about this profound practice before you register.

What do previous retreatants say?

“During retreats with Doug and Catherine I was led to confront hidden parts of myself, unaware that they were affecting me so deeply. Shadow work helped me acknowledge new strengths and wisdom that were within me all along. After retreat I left feeling freer and more confident about my spiritual practice.”


Shant Dolbakian
Video Producer, SD.com Toronto


“Precious and few are the teachers that have the charisma and skillful means to genuinely awaken us to the depth of our own TRUE NATURE!”

Wendy Stauffer

Owner / Villa Sumaya, Guatemala


“It is one thing to hear or read the Dharma and understand it intellectually. This workshop went so much further than that, as I found myself receiving realizations of the teachings on a visceral basis, going far beyond simply understanding.”

Bob Abramms


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Tatjana Heßler

Physiotherapie und Meditation

Fehlheimer Str. 8
64625 Bensheim


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