Protector Principle: the Path of the Dorje Kasung in Shambhala

with Toby Sifton

March 18th (2018)

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  • $25 Member
  • $25 Non-Member
Room: Main Shrine Room
Dorje Kasung is a service tradition in Shambhala focusing on creating a container for Shambhala teachings and society to manifest. Protector principle is the underlying tradition of invoking wrathful protective instinct in service to the path of awakenment. In Shambhala, it’s been equated with monasticism, martial arts, with the cops, with military aggression, you-name-it; hopefully, it is also equated with helpfulness, watchfulness and genuine loyalty to good society that is working towards fearlessness and vulnerability.
This brief introductory program will offer a glimpse into the view, path, structure, and vision of Dorje Kasung practice with an opportunity to engage in some of the “meditation” of Dorje Kasung and lots of opportunity for discussion.
Toby Sifton holds the rank of Rupön in the Dorje Kasung and is the Gesar Arm Commander overseeing safety and security at international programs and for the Sakyong. Mostly, though, he’s an acupuncturist in Maine married to an amazing hospice chaplain and Shambhala chopön, Angela, and overseeing the extensive exercise regimen of their cattle dog, Bashō.