Dorje Kasung Online Programs

kasung tridenta series of online talks offered
by the Council of the Makkyi Rabjam

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Upcoming Events

Dön Season: on Kasungship and Protection

February 25th, 2017, 2pm Atlantic. A talk by the Lamen Kyi Khyap Kasung Acharaya Mitchell Levy. Open to all.

Kasung should gather together to watch the events live. They will be available as recordings following the broadcast. These broadcasts are all available for free but if you feel inspired please click the donate button on the right hand side of the page.

 

Recent Events

Staffing as Service

December 2nd, 2016
Heidi Mecklenburg, Rupön talks about the benefits of staffing, with discussion. Mecklenburg Rupön is the Dorje Kasung Executive Officer.

The Desung Path

September 10th, 2016
Jan Jercinovic Rupön talks about and leads a discussion of the Desung path.
Jercinovic Rupön is the Desung Arm Commander for the Dorje Kasung.

Conversations Celebrating 30 Years of Desung Practice

Desung practice (protecting bliss and harmony) is an integral part of all Kasung practice, as well as the basis for the Desung Arm and the associated Desung posts. It has now been thirty years since the first Desung orders were given to (now) Dapon M, Dennis Southward and Desung practice was formally recognized. To mark this occasion, David Whitehorn Rupon, Desung Education Officer, hosts a series of recorded conversations with key people who have shaped the development of Desung practice and the Desung Arm.
The first conversation [23 minutes], with the Kasung Acharya Lamen Kyi Khyap, Dr. Mitchell Levy, is available here.
The second conversation [36 minutes], with Dapön M, Dennis Southward, is available here.
*NEW* The third conversation is in two parts, with Dapön H Simon La Haye. Available here (part 1) and here (part 2).

Check back here for upcoming installments in this series.

 

Past Events

Creating a Seat of Command

May 7th, 2016

Chain of command and hierarchy are intrinsic aspects of Dorje Kasung practice that describe relationships, not simply individual Dorje Kasung roles. In this online talk, Toby Sifton, Rupön and the Dorje Kasung Sergeant-Major discuss the relationship of the Officer to the Non-Commissioned Officer and how this two-way communication allows for precise and spacious activity.

Gesar Arm Commander and Dorje Kasung Sergeant Major

State of the Kasung

The talk from Saturday March 5th by the Kasung Khy Khyap Jesse Grimes was unfortunately not recorded. The Kasung Kyi Khyap has stated his intention to either re-record this talk or to publish a written version.

Dön Season address by the Lamen Kyi-Khyap


The Lamen Kyi-Khyap gave this address, which is open to all in Shambhala, about protection and the Dorje Kasung on Feb. 6, 2016. Acharya Mitchell Levy has been a student of the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche since 1971 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He was personal physician, Lamen, to Trungpa Rinpoche for 9 years. Dr. Levy was integral to the development of the Dorje Kasung, holds the rank of Lamen Kyi-Khyap, and serves on the Council of the Makkyi Rabjam. Dr. Levy is married to Lady Diana Mukpo and resides in Providence Rhode Island where he is a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine and a Professor of Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine.

Call to Attention:

November 14th. A talk open to all kasung given by the Kusung Arm Commander David Mukpo, Rupön. To view the recording, click here.

Magyal Pomra Trident Protector Practice

September 12th. In-depth instruction on the Magyal Pomra Trident Protector practice given by the Kasung Shastri Andrew Sacamano, Rupön only for those who have already received the lung for that practice. This program is available to watch via Adobe Connect. Suggested donation: $15 per person. To make a donation, click on the link in the right column. Thank you for your support!
For the link to view the program recording, contact Mecklenburg, Rupön.

 

Dorje Kasung Chain of Command

June 7, 2015. Gesar Arm Commander Toby Sifton, Rupön, and the Dorje Kasung Sergeant Major Anna Weinstein gave a talk on the Lha, Nyen and Lu of Command.  Regrettably, there is no recording.
    Weinstein & SiftonDK online 7June15

State of the Kasung Address

March 7, 2015. By the Kasung Kyi Khyap Jesse Grimes. See the recording below.

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Dön Season: on Kasungship and Protection

February 14th, 2015. A talk by the Lamen Kyi Khyap Kasung Acharaya Mitchell Levy. Open to all. See recording below.