Essential Heart of Kasungship II • with Kasung Acharya Mitchell Levy
Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Schedule and Pricing details
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Free and Open to the Public)
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 0830 - 2000 hours
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 0900 - 1340 hours
Price: $75 ($35 for repeat participants) no one turned away for lack of funds Location: San Francisco Shambhala Center 1231 Stevenson Street San Francisco, CA Main Shrine Room
This inspiring and powerful program is focused on deepening our understanding of the profound view of the path of Kasungship, as well as strengthening our own practice as Dorje Kasung. It allows newer Kasung to further their understanding of the path, and experienced Kasung to deepen their inspiration and appreciation of the advanced teachings of Dorje Kasungship. Please join us in this very special gathering of the clan. The cost of the program includes lunch and mess on Saturday and tea on Sunday.
Prerequisite: The program is open to all Dorje Kasung who have Completed EHOK I and have taken the one year oath, or who will do so to during the program. Please contact the coordinators if you have not completed EHOK I and are interested in this program.
Dorje Kasung who have taken the one year oath and would like to take the lifetime oath will have the opportunity to do so. Those who wish to take either oath during the program, please indicate this in the "Comments" section of the registration page so that interviews with Kasung Acharya Levy can be arranged prior to the ceremony.
For questions, please contact the organizer.
Dr. Mitchell Levy has been a student of the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche since 1971 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. In 1978 he was appointed personal physician, Lamen, to Trungpa Rinpoche and served in that capacity until the Vidyadara’s death in 1987. Dr. Levy received Vajrayogini abhisheka in 1979 and Chakramsavara abhisheka in 1985.
Dr. Levy was for ten years the Executive Director of Amara Association of Health Care Professionals, in Boulder Colorado. He was integral to the development of the Dorje Kasung: holding the rank of Lamen Kyi-Khyap, being a member of the first Council of the Makkyi Rabjam, and personally serving the Vidyadhara on the road for fifteen years. For many years Dr. Levy has taught at Seminaries and has worked extensively with young people. He was instrumental in establishing Sun Camps and responsible for creating both the Rites of Passage for eight-year-olds and the Rites of Warriorship for sixteen-year-olds.
Dr Levy is married to Lady Diana Mukpo and resides in Providence Rhode Island where he is a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine and a Professor of Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine. His areas of interest and research include end-of-life care, combining professional and spiritual practice, and the central role of form, tradition and devotion. He has traveled widely throughout the world, including Tibet, and was instrumental in establishing the Konchok Foundation.
When & Where
Northern California Shambhala
Northern California Shambhala is a community of meditation centers and study groups located in Berkeley, Davis, San Francisco, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Sonora, Silicon Valley and Grass Valley. To locate a center near you, click here.
The Shambhala Lineage is a spirtual tradition founded on the principle that all beings are fundamentally good and deeply desire to create meaningful human society together. By bravely taking the time and space for self reflection we can both individually and communally awaken our inherent confidence, intelligence, and good will and desire for a better world.