Entering the Desung Path: Compassionate Care

with Jan Jercinovic & Dan Peterson

October 26th—October 28th

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  • $125 Program Price
Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.

Entering the Desung Path: Compassionate Care

Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28, 2018

Chicago Shambhala Center

Open to the Shambhala Community

 

This program is open to those willing to work with difficult situations and who have experience within the Shambhala leadership. This includes Shambhala Council members, meditation instructors, and health and wellbeing representatives. Dorje Kasung who have some service experience are especially encouraged to attend. The program is a prerequisite for Dorje Kasung who wish to apply to become members of the Desung Arm. The training also provides further depth to the profound path of the Dorje Kasung.

Our ability to move forward as a global society working toward enlightenment rests on how we hold a space that accommodates all with genuineness.

We are very fortunate to have Desung Arm Commander, Jan Jercinovic, Rupön, and Desung Care and Conduct Officer Dan Peterson, Kadö, as the Directors for training.

The word "Desung" means "bliss" or Harmony Protector. This weekend is focused on building skills for supporting individuals with physical and emotional challenges, promoting health and well-being, and stepping in when there is conflict. Specifically, this program is about being open, willing to be on the spot, present with challenging situations that arise in our lives.  

Desung is a profound path arising out of the Shambhala Dorje Kasung tradition that is built around protecting access to innate wisdom by embodying generosity, gentleness, and fearlessness in our daily lives. 

Desung Training is a prerequisite for those who wish to apply to become members of the Desung Arm. These members are committed to supporting individuals with physical and emotional challenges, promoting health and well-being, and stepping in when there is conflict in the sangha.  Desung are especially versed in the Care and Conduct protocols that provide ground and space to manifest basic goodness when conflicts arise.

General questions should be directed to [email protected]

Questions about billeting/housing should be directed to: [email protected]

Registration is now open. Please complete the attached application and send it to Lisa Cappelli at [email protected]. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified regarding acceptance into the program.