Program Details

Kasung Talks


with Michael Thompson
December 27 / 7:30 PM - December 27 / 8:30 PM

Monthly Dorje Kasung talk and discussion. Everyone is warmley invited to attend.


"Dorje Kasung" means the indestructible protector of the dharma teachings.


"Victory over War", a Dorje Kasung motto, represents the struggle with the three mental poisons identified by the Buddha: passion, aggression, and ignorance. "Victory" is being fully present and meeting these poisons with insight and loving kindness.  Nonaggression is nurtured by regular sitting meditation and through study and practice of the dharma teachings. 


These talks will include short readings and contemplations of these teachings that awaken experience of victory over war. These profound teachings were given by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  


 


The Talks:


April 26th:  What do Kasung Protect and Promote?  What 'tools' are used? 


 


May 31th:  Desung: bliss protectors.   KI  KI SO SO - The warrior's cry.   What is a bow?


 


June 28th:  Fearlessness: starting from where you are. 


 


July 26th:  Communication: five components, identification, directness, listening, probing and sealing. 


 


August 30th:  The Wind, Container, Horizon metaphor.   Kasung as Bodhisattvas 


 


September 27th:  The view, practice and action of wearing a uniform. 


 


October 25th:  Joining heaven and earth. 


 


November 29th  Lineage. 


 


December 27th: Panoramic Awareness. 


 


January 31st, 2013: The "protectors shrine".


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