Program Details

Dön Season Retreat: Building Community and Culture


February 7 / 12:00 AM - February 10 / 12:00 AM


Since 1979, the Dön Season Retreat has been the annual opportunity for Dorje Kasung to re-invigorate their connection to the practice just before the start of the new Shambhala year. Gathering during the Dön Season, a time when obstacles are particularly prevalent, is especially potent for Dorje Kasung because of our connection to the protection principle. It is a powerful time to look into the nature of the discipline and our commitment to the practice.



We will explore how we, as Dorje Kasung, can help cultivate and support Shambhala culture

through the practice of establishing proper container through loyalty, surrender, and service.

During this Gathering we will practice, study, play, and work together in intensive retreat fashion,



facilitated by a group of Senior Officers and NCO's.



     Timing: Arrival on Thursday evening (2/7) is encouraged for an important


                   Karmê Chöling perimeter-setting activity at 1700hrs.

                   However, you are welcome to arrive on Friday if you need to.

                   The program will go through Trosong Day (2/10), after which everybody is invited

                   to join the Shambhala Day festivities the following day!

      Cost: Karmê Chöling has always been very generous to Dorje Kasung

                   and this is no exception. The Program cost is $108, reduced rate is $75.
                   Shrineroom floor accomodations are included.

      Uniforms: Barrack, Field, and Physical Training.

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