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

Learn to Meditate

July 1st

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Alice Dan & Jill Spielfogel

July 1st—July 15th

Open to all. This 3 week course provides a further exploration of mindfulness meditation, along with foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Welcome to Shambhala

July 16th

This class is an introduction to all things Shambhala: history, traditions, and more. Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Joy in Everyday Life

with Barbara Wolkowitz

July 29th—August 12th

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 »

Basic Goodness: Who Am I?

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

August 3rd—August 31st

This is the first of the 3 courses in the Basic Goodness Series. All are welcomed. Continue »