Discovering the Dorje Kasung

Kasung hugThe 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 being willing to face these poisons and obstacles and meet them head on with insight and loving kindness.

The Dorje Kasung is modelled on the ancient tradition of dharma protectors. 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 who practice the teachings.

The term Dorje Kasung itself means indestructible (Dorje) command (Ka) protector (sung). Indestructible refers to the indestructibility of space – complete openness – that cannot be destroyed or defeated. Ka or command refers to the teaching of the lineage which present the truth of things as they are and the possibility of establishing enlightened society.

Our Kasung practice shows us how we can deepen the insights of meditation through practical application in our daily lives. We put the teachings we have studied and any insights that arise in meditation into action in our world.

As Dorje Kasung we aspire to open our minds and be mindful, aware, alert, and relaxed 24 hours a day. It is a training in being awake so that we can fully appreciate the richness of the world and be of help rather than creating confusion and harm.

If you would like to know more about the Dorje Kasung you can email Debbie on [email protected]

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