Dorje Kasung Endowment
Following the command of the Makkyi Rabjam the Council of the Makkyi Rabjam has taken steps to strengthen the Dorje Kasung’s current and future financial standing. Beginning in 2008, inspired by the 25th Anniversary of the Magyal Pomra Encampment, and with a matching gift offered through The Sakyong Foundation, the Dorje Kasung has been able to start an endowment. Last year we were able to grow the endowment to over $180,000. We hope to continue to strengthen our financial security and to be able to develop materials and resources to further educate and enrich the Dorje Kasung.
Now introducing the 2017 campaign. This year we hope everyone will join us in creating a culture of financial support.
The Dorje Kasung is the largest volunteer service organization in Shambhala, and is modeled on the ancient Tibetan tradition of “dharma protectors.” Kasung are trained in holding and protecting the physical space for the practice and study of meditation. This protection extends to the teacher who presents the teachings, the teachings themselves, and the community of students. The Dorje Kasung also provides “health and wellbeing” and other community care services for people in need.
We are envisioning a time in the near future when the endowment fund has grown significantly and the yearly investment income can meaningfully support current projects and will also become a legacy that provides financial stability for the generations of Dorje Kasung yet to serve.
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