Essential Heart of Kasungship I

with Joel Mandel

January 9th—January 27th

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    In this course, we will explore the basic practices of the Dorje Kasung, a service organization within the Shambhala community charged with maintaining a container of wakefulness in which the teaching and practice of meditation can occur. This is known as the protector principle.

    The Dorje Kasung is modeled on the ancient tradition of dharma protectors. Its members are trained in protecting the space in which practitioners are able to hear and practice the teachings. The protection extends to the teacher who presents the teachings, the teachings themselves, and the community who practice the teachings.

    The term Dorje Kasung itself means indestructible (Dorje) command (Ka) protector (sung). Indestructible refers to the indestructibility of space – complete openness – that cannot be destroyed or defeated. Ka or command refers to the teaching of the lineage which present the truth of things as they are and the possibility of establishing enlightened society.

    Find out more about the Dorje Kasung teachings and path at the Essential Heart of Kasunghip-1 program which consists of three online class meetings (Tuesday evenings January 9, 16, 23) and one full day gathering (Saturday January 27) at the San Francisco Shambhala Center.

    Note: Please register for this program at the San Francisco Shambhala Web Site.