Program Details

The Essential Heart of Kasungship I

with Charles Green & Heather Folsom
October 21 / 7:00 PM - November 25 / 9:00 PM

Lead by Regimental Commander Charlie Green and Rusung Heather Folsom

Loyalty in our tradition begins with the appreciation of what we experience as true, good, and nurturing of basic sanity. Our own loyalty should develop organically as an expression of our commitment never to give up on ourselves or others even in the face of apparently overwhelming obstacles and seductions.
— from Victory Over War: The Dorje Kasung Handbook

In this 6 week course, we will explore the basic practices of the Dorje Kasung, a service organization within the Shambhala community charged with maintaining a container of wakefulness in which the teaching and practice of meditation can occur. This is known as the protector principle. Protection in the Dorje Kasung occurs through cultivating an attitude of fundamental non-aggression and compassionate action that brings oneself and others back onto the path of wakefulness. This protection has nothing to do with solidifying personal or collective territory, but rather extending sanity to others.

The program ends with an opportunity to make a one-year commitment to Dorje Kasung practice.

This course is open to the public. There are no prerequisites, although some experience with meditation is recommended.

Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact Mery Miguez, volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org, at least a week in advance. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Please pre-register online to help us plan for the class.

If you have any questions please contact Rusung Heather Folsom at rusung [at] sfshambhala [dot] org

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