Catherine Pawasarat

Catherine Pawasarat left her 20-year home in Kyoto to co-found the Clear Sky Retreat Centre in British Columbia with her partner, Qapel, and with sangha, students, and supporters, in the lineage of Namgyal Rinpoche. Cata and Qapel also teach extensively online through

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Honoring Female Ancestors at Kyoto’s White Temple

Catherine Pawasarat recounts her journey to the White Temple in Kyoto, Japan, where both Buddhist and Shinto deities are honored and female ancestors are recognized.