Dorje Kasung

The Dorje Kasung (Tib. “indestructible command protector”) The Dorje Kasung (in Tibetan, “indestructible command protector”) is a Shambhala service organization that provides service and assistance during special events and programs.

The Protector Principle

Dorje Kasung TridentThe Dorje Kasung is modeled on the ancient tradition of dharma protectors and warriorship. Its members are trained in protecting the teaching environment so practitioners can hear and practice free from distraction.
Protection can take many forms, such as acting as a meditation hall gatekeeper to minimize disturbances during practice sessions, planning for community safety, and providing transportation for teachers. In addition, Dorje Kasung members can specialize in a variety of areas, including crisis intervention, mediation, and ongoing personal service to lineage holders.

Victory Over War

Dorje Kasung training strengthens one’s capacity to work with heightened and chaotic situations (in the mind or environment), and to find non-aggressive ways to resolve conflicts.

The motto of the Dorje Kasung is “Victory over War.” War represents the struggle with the “three poisons” identified by the Buddha: passion, aggression and ignorance. Victory is transforming these poisons with insight, skillfulness and loving-kindness.

You can find out more about the Dorje Kasung at kasung.org.