Dorje Kasung (Protection)

Are you interested in deeply exploring the nature of self?  Would you like to know who you are? Do you wonder about what it means to be loyal to oneself?  Would you like to develop that loyalty? Does penetrating the confusion, mindlessness, thoughtlessness and carelessness which we experience interest you?  Does exploring the nature of self discipline sound interesting? Are bravery, skillfulness, and harmony appealing concepts?

Perhaps then you might be interested in the Dorje Kasung.

Eight slogans, written by Trungpa Rinpoche encapsulate some of the philosophy of the Dorje Kasung.

1. Have confidence to go beyond hesitation.
2. Alert before you daydream.
3. Mindful of all details, be resourceful in performing your duties.
4. Fearless beyond idiot compassion.
5. Be a warrior without anger.
6. Not afraid to be a fool.
7. An invisible heavy hand.
8. Be precise without creating a scene.

The Dorje Kasung is is much more than just the uniforms you may see from time to time. The Dorje Kasung is about a deep exploration of self and how we are in the world.  If you are interested in becoming a decent whole human being then the Dorje Kasung is worth examining.

 

Introductory

What The Buddha Taught ... and how it applies today

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & Shastri David Stone

January 19th—January 20th

How has Buddhism remained a living tradition passed from teacher to student, from one culture to another, over the past 2500 years? How does Shambhala Buddhism provide a path of personal transformation that speaks to the concerns and conflicts of our time Continue »

Buddhist Studies Group -- ONLINE

January 22nd—March 5th

Join this online community for an in-depth salon on The Four Noble Truths. All are welcome. Continue »

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Jeff Glatstein

January 23rd—February 20th

Learn about peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and how meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through meditation, we can more fully become who we are. Continue »

Buddhist Studies Group -- EVANSTON

January 23rd—March 13th

Join your neighbors for an in-depth salon on The Four Noble Truths. All are welcome. Continue »

New Meditators Group

with Barbara Wolkowitz

January 25th

Looking to connect with other meditators? Join us for New Meditators Group on Friday evening. We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Continue »