“Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world. You are willing to share your heart with others.”
~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Join this forum for collective explorations of the original Dorje Kasung teachings, which will use audio recordings from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s early Kasung talks. As we come together to revisit the very seeds of Kasungship, we can reflect on our personal experience of Kasungship, and how this wisdom and skillful means that we have been entrusted with can benefit ours and others’ paths, lives, relationships, and actions—as well as our world and future.
This series is a place for Kasung around the world, young and old, senior and new, to come together and share experiences, questions, and inspirations for the way forward.
The Dorje Kasung path was founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1970’s, as a means to care for the space of dharma practice and teachings, as well as dharma practitioners. It is based on the ancient traditions of bodhisattva service and Shambhala warriorship and its main slogan is ‘Victory over War.’
Jan 28 – Intro and the Origins of Kasung Practice
Feb 11 – Protecting Our Own Mind – Protection from Within
Feb 18 – Creating Atmosphere as an Extension of the Teachings
March 3 – Working with Others and Situations – Slogans and Metaphors
March 10 – The Magic of Magyal Pomra Encampment
March 31 – Mahakala Principle
April 14 – Enlightened Militariness
April 21 – The Role of the Dorje Kasung In Enlightened Society
April 28 – Loyalty, Devotion, and Lineage – and the Teachings of Sun Tzu
May 5 – Where do we go from here? How do we carry Kasungship forward?
Some previous Dorje Kasung experience, Warrior Assembly protector training, or Sun Camp experience. Others with interest in the Dorje Kasung path can submit requests to participate in this course to Lennart Krogoll at [email protected].
Lennart Krogoll has been an active Kasung since 1983. He was involved in teaching and developing kasungship in Europe in the eighties, became an officer in 86 and a sergeant in 87. Residing in Nova Scotia since 1991, he held several Rusung, Garsung, and Regimental Commander positions before serving as Kasung Sergeant Major from 1999 to 2011, teaching kasungship throughout North America and Europe. He also has a degree in Peacekeeping from the United Nations Institute of Training and Research and currently serves on the Board of a charity that cares for the needs of first responders and military personnel in eastern Canada.
Richard Peisinger has served in the Dorje Kasung since 1977 in the Gesar and Kusung Arms holding various command posts within each. The Dorje Dradul appointed him as Dapön Orange in the Kusung Arm in 1985. He served the Druk Sakyong and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in their Kalapa Court households in senior positions. HIs recent focus at the Halifax Shambhala Centre has been re-establishing a Protection Team. He is a founding member of the Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective.