Wisdom in Times of Chaos

October 13th (2017)

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  • $10.00 Program Price
  • $15.00 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

The Dorje Kasung are practitioners for whom protection is central to their path of service.  Being a protector means recognizing basic goodness in yourself and others, and acting from that place.  Protector activity removes obstacles so the brilliance of the teachings can be realized and manifested by individuals and society.  The main slogan of the Dorje Kasung is Victory Over War.  In other words our practice is to transform aggression into gentleness on an individual and community level.  Using this principle we learn that living in times of Chaos is not only workable but provides a dancing ground to be human.

Paula Bickford is a member of our Shambhala St. Petersburg community and currently serves as Rusung (local leader) of the Dorje Kasung for our Center and is the Regional Commander for the Drala (southeast USA) region.   She has been a Shambhala practitioner for over 25 years.   She joined the Dorje Kasung in 2003.   In addition to being a Shambhala practitioner, she is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair at USF and does research on how natural products can heal the brain.