Program Details

Essential Heart of Kasungship I

with Deborah Marshall & Garrick Hoops
January 26 / 9:00 AM - February 2 / 7:00 PM

Essential Heart of Kasungship I is the beginning of the formal Dorje Kasung training path.  The curriculum uses the writings of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his secretary David Rome, to explore in detail what it means to be a Dorje Kasung, why they might exist, and the view of how they act. Special attention is focused on study of the Kasung Handbook and the Eight Slogans of the Dorje Kasung, written by the Vidyadhara. The program will include an opportunity for taking the Dorje Kasung Oath.

Parts I & II of the program must be taken together.

Khenchen Garrick Hoops, has been serving in his role as Ekajati Regimental Commander since May of this year. He has been treading the Kasung path since 2007 and is a veteran of the 2008 Magyal Pomra Encampment. He served as one of five Rusung in Boulder, CO and later as Staff Security Officer to the Boulder Kalapa Court. After moving to Providence, RI in 2010 he served as Rusung for the Poseidon squad.

His favorite Kasung quote is: "I like being a Kasung because I don't need to think about when I have to shave in the morning"

Ms. Deborah Marshall is an active Kasung with the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center and an aspiring Desung.  She has served as the Rusung at the Birmingham Shambhala Center and at Karme Choling. Ms. Marshall participated in the 2004 Kasung Encampment at Shambhala Mountain Center and in 2008 she completed the NCO Leadership Academy at Karme Choling.


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