Kasung Kyi Khyap, Jesse Grimes
Commander of the Dorje Kasung
Jesse serves on the Kalapa Council in his capacity as the Commander of the Dorje Kasung. Jesse was born into the Shambhala community. He travelled as a continuity Kusung with the Sakyong from 1996 to 1998 and was appointed to the post of Makpön (Dorje Kasung Commander), in February 2004. In March 2011 the Sakyong named him Kasung Kyi Khyap, Lord Chief Command Protector. He lives and works in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and daughter where he also serves as the Kalapa Envoy, on behalf of the Sakyong, for the Rocky Mountain Region. His Shambhala name is Mighty Mouse.