Program Details

Dorje Kasung Don Season Retreat

with Steve Jewell
February 22 / 9:00 AM - February 23 / 5:00 PM

The Dön Season at the end of the lunar year is a climax period when the residual energies of the past year churn to a head. In the Shambhala tradition, it is viewed as a potentially threatening period to be met with heightened awareness and protective meditative engagement. Each year during the Dön Season, the Dorje Kasung, who are the service protectors of Shambhala, assemble together to encounter these potent energies through practice, raising windhorse, and hearty comradeship.


Dorje Kasung, Spring Sun Regiment, are encouraged this year to gather at the strong hearth of Austin Shambhala Meditation Center to deepen our Kasung understandings and reaffirm our Shambhala lineage heart connection. The retreat is open to all who are interested in the path of the Dorje Kasung. The retreat is scheduled for 7-9 Friday February 21st, 9-4 Saturday February 22nd, and 9-12 Sunday February 23rd. Please note that Sunday is for Dorje Kasung only. 


The retreat will be led by Steve Jewell, Rupon, Dragon Region, from Boulder, Colorado. He is currently the Commander of Dragon Region, Desung Arm. Jewell, Rupon has been a student of the Dorje Dradul, Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche, and Jampal Trinley Dradul, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, since 1970. He has been a Dorje Kasung since 1975. He has been the Security Manager at Naropa Institute for 11 years. During the retreat, Jewell, Rupon will work with what is protection in Enlightened Society and about loyalty and service as Kasung path.


The coordinator for the retreat is Kenchung Evan Trimble. 

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