Program Details

Essential Heart of Kasungship II


with Mitchell Levy
May 3 / 6:00 PM - May 5 / 2:00 PM

The Essential Heart of Kasungship is a series of three courses that are ground training for all Dorje Kasung. The series is a distillation of Kasung Teachings from both Makkyi Rabjams, practices from Magyel Pomra Encampment, exercises from Security Team Training (STT), and other Kasung training traditions.


This weekend, part two of the series, is a clan gathering at the Regional level for the purpose of sharing the profound view of the Dorje Kasung presented in the Jampal Trinley Dradul's recent teachings.


The requested program fee is $100; however, if you are having trouble paying for the program please contact Rusung Ginny Adams before registering. If you are able to pay more than the suggested fee, all extra funds will be used to sponsor scholarships for those who need them.


The Friday night talk is free of charge and is open to all community members who are interested in learning more about Kasungship. The Saturday and Sunday program is open only to current members of the Dorje Kasung.


Acharya Dr. Mitchell Levy has been a student of the Druk Sakyong, the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche since 1971 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Acharya Levy was the personal physician to both Trungpa Rinpoche and His Holiness, the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. He currently teaches Buddhism, worldwide, with a particular focus on the principles and practice of the Dorje Kasung. He has been integral to the evolution of the Dorje Kasung: holding the rank of Lamen Kyi-Khypap, being a member of the first Council of the Makkyi Rabjam, and personally serving the Druk Sakyong on the road for ten years. Dr. Levy has taught at Shambhala Buddhist Seminaries and has worked extensively with young people. He was instrumental in establishing Shambhala Sun Camps and was responsible for creating both the Rites of Passage for eight-year-olds and the Rites of Warriorship for sixteen-year-olds.

Dr Levy is married to Lady Diana Mukpo and resides in Providence, Rhode Island where he is Professor of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Interim Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island.

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