Program Details

Introduction to Protector Practice


with Ian Powell
August 13 / 7:00 PM - August 13 / 8:30 PM

The motto of the Dorje Kasung is "Victory over War". War represents the struggle with the three poisons identified by the Buddha: passion, aggression and ignorance. Victory is being willing to face these poisons and meet them head on with insight and loving kindness.


Introduction to Dorje Kasung is a program appropriate for meditation students in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition who are interested in a path of service and protection.



The evening consists of:



  • Meditation



  • A brief talk on:


           + the fundamental need for protection within a wisdom tradition

           + the Shambhala approach to enlightened protection through "Victory Over War"

           + the path of Dorje Kasung protector practice



  • Group discussion



"Culturally, we have to get over the notion of aggression and how the military has been a destructive force. In terms of people taking care of each other, it's one of the best models that we have." - Makkyi Rabjam Jampal Dradul

Pre-registration is recommended. Comfortable clothing is suggested.

Suggested Donation: $5

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