True Command

with Shastri Simon La Haye

July 28th—July 30th

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  • £60 Full Price
  • £20 Deposit
Room: London meditation hall
Program Registration is Closed.

This weekend programme explores the Dorje Kasung teachings of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and how they are now manifested and transmitted by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

We will study and experience the Kasung forms and practices that wake us up and help us to create a good human society. We will do this through experiencing, studying and appreciating the teachings of the Dorje Dradül from his book True Command.

This is an intimate look at the transmission and discovery of wisdom and how to bring it into our reality.


"The talks in True Command reveal the way in which the eleventh Trungpa, the Dorje Dradül, shared his mind intimately with members of the Dorje Kasung, whether they were senior practitioners or newer students. This direct, intimate communication was even more present in the ordinary moments when on Dorje Kasung duty with him. In small exchanges on mundane topics such as how to open a car door, how to answer a telephone, or how to fold a map, the Dorje Dradül's comments would transmit the way wakefulness could be brought to every moment."—James M. Gimian

All members of Shambhala and members of the Dorje Kasung are warmly invited to attend.


Friday evening 7.30pm to 9pm: Public talk (open to everyone)

Saturday 10am to 6pm – Study and practice

Saturday 6pm: Dorje Kasung Mess and camp fire (open to everyone)

Sunday 10.30am to 5.30pm – Study and practice followed by a reception



Pricing: The Friday night talk is free but donations are welcome. Attending the weekend program costs £60 and includes lunches and mess.


Anyone attending just for the mess is welcome to make a donation.


For information and registration contact: [email protected]


 About Dapon H Simon La Haye

Simon LaHaye has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Makkyi Rabjam Dorje Dradül of Mukpo, and of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the Makkyi Rabjam Jampal Trinley of Mukpo for more than 35 years.


In the 1970s he became involved in kasungship, as the Rusung in Montreal. He was a member of the Council of the Makkyi Rabjam (the CMR). The CMR is the Dorje Kasung Council that oversees all kasung activity under the guidance of the Sakyong. Simon was intrumental in creating the Desung Arm of the Dorje Kasung, which works to promote the health and wellbeing of the Shambhala community.


He was Director of Dechen Chöling for more than 10 years. Since 2014 he has been teaching full time at Dechen Chöling and he is a senior Kasung teacher.