Essential Heart of Kasungship - Part 1**
with Kelly Lehmann & Andrew Forbes
December 11 / 7:00 PM - January 29 / 9:00 PM
This program is now closed to online registration. Please call the front desk at 212-675-6544 to register.
Open to all!
"Let us gather
Like distant mountain ponies
Coming to a single stream.
The fight is individual,
But if we gather,
We will overcome all
And be victorious
In our humble task."
Excerpt from "Fortunate Clan"
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, 1993, at Dorje Denma Ling
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.
There are no prerequisites, although some experience with meditation is recommended.
**This course is a prerequisite to participate in the Essential Heart of Kasungship - Part 2 with Kasung Acharya Mitchell Levy on January 31-February 2, 2014.