Program Details

Essential Heart of Kasungship

with Robert Carterette
May 29 / 7:00 PM - July 6 / 3:00 PM

Essential Heart of Kasungship (EHOK) Part 1 is a class taking place over 6 classes to study the eight slogans of the Dorje Kasung as laid out by the Dorje Dradul; Chogyam Trunpga, Rinpoche.

These slogans are the pith instructions of the Dorje Kasung, encompassing the entire ground, path and fruition of Kasung practice.

This class is for anyone who is a Kasung or anyone who is seriously considering taking the Kasung oath. Program cost: Free.


The Dorje Kasung are members of the Shambhala community devoted to extending their meditation practice to benefit others through action. The Dorje Kasung is modeled on the ancient tradition of dharma protectors. Since its founding over 25 years ago, the practice of Dorje Kasungship has been carefully developed as a path of meditation in action. Dorje Kasung are trained in creating a container for practitioners so that they can hear and practice the teachings.The Dorje Kasung protect the teacher who presents the teachings, the teachings themselves, and the community members who practice these teachings.

Dorje Kasung is a Tibetan term meaning 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 teachings of Shambhala Buddhism. These teachings present the truth of things as they are and the possibility of establishing enlightened society.


The July 6th class is a celebration and installation of Chris Luberger as our new Rusung (leader of the local Dorje Kasung squad), and the retirement of Rebecca Weiner as Rusung. This ceremony will be open to the community.

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