Program Details

Sunday Gathering - The Path of Kasungship

with Will Ryken
September 20 / 3:00 PM - September 20 / 4:00 PM

Join Shastri Will Ryken for guided practice and an exploration of and discussion about the Path of Protection, or Kasungship.

About the teacher
Shastri Will Ryken first connected to Chögyam Trungpa and the Buddhadharma in Boulder, Colorado in 1972 and that was it. While in Boulder, he became a Dorje Kasung in 1975, lived at Karme Chöling for two years and then was Director of Dorje Khyung Dzong for another two years, returning to Boulder until moving to Florida in 2006. Mr. Ryken co-founded the Shambhala Sun Summer camp in 1984, and he is a Dapön in the Dorje Kasung. Mr. Ryken has been teaching in prisons for the past twenty years and is currently a mentor for a gentleman on death row in Angola state prison in Louisiana. He currently lives in Ruskin, Florida. with his wife Paula Bickford. They both teach and play at the St. Petersburg Shambhala Center as well as teaching and Assistant Directing Shambhala and Kasung Program around the world.



Please join us every Sunday for an online gathering of the Shambhala community worldwide. This online space is a place where we can practice meditation together, hear dharma teachings from a featured guest teacher, learn more about the activities of incredible people in our sangha, engage in discussion – and connect with one another, our community, and our hearts.

Sunday Gatherings are produced by Shambhala Global Services and hosted by Shambhala Online

Sunday Gatherings are presented in English and are live every week at: 
North America: 12:00pm PST, 1:00pm MST, 2:00pm CST, 3:00pm EST/CLT, 4:00pm  Atlantic/BRT, 8:00pm GMT
International: 9:00pm  CET/SAST, 5:00pm  +1 AEST, 7:00pm  +1NZST

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