Dorje Kasung

The Protector Principle

The Dorje Kasung is an organization within Shambhala modeled on the ancient tradition of dharma protectors and drala warriors. Its members are trained in protecting the space in which practitioners are able to hear and practice the teachings. The protection extends to the teacher who presents the teachings, the teachings themselves, and the community that practices the teachings.

This can manifest in simple functions like making sure people know the fire safety process for the building, or making sure the centre dooris locked when appropriate. More complex functions, like planning and executing the transportation of senior teachers and doing crowd co-ordination during large public events, are also done by the Dorje Kasung.

In addition, Dorje Kasung can choose to specialize in psychological and physical crisis intervention, personal and building security, or ongoing personal service to lineage teachers.

Dorje Kasung training strengthens our capacity to work with heightened and chaotic situations (in our mind or in our environment), and to find non-aggressive means to solve conflicts.

If you are interested in learning more about the Dorje Kasung please contact: Mike Verhey at mverhey@rogers.com