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

Mini-Mindfulness for Children & Families: 3 Week Course

with Rob Ley

April 8th—April 22nd

This class will provide a child-friendly introduction to mindfulness and include short meditation sessions, movement, and creative projects. Continue »

Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

April 26th

Join us for a reading and discussion led by Shastri Gayle Van Gils from her book on how to be happy at work! Continue »

Spring Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arrangement) Public Talk

with Brooke Pohl

April 27th

Join us for a public talk and demonstration of Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, with Brooke Pohl, a teacher with over 25 years of experience. If you enjoy the demonstration, you can join the day-long workshop on Saturday! Continue »

Spring Ikebana Workshop

with Brooke Pohl

April 28th

A day-long workshop of contemplative flower arrangement with Brooke Pohl, an experienced Sogetsu Ikebana teacher. All are welcome Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Joy in Everyday Life

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Janet Hasz

May 2nd—May 30th

This is the 3rd class in the Everyday Life series; all are welcome. This class emphasizes awareness of the environment and expanding the heart. It introduces the contemplation of the Four Immeasurables for arousing and strengthening compassion for self. Continue »