Dorje Kasung Dön Season Retreat

Jan Jercinovic Rupon

January 25–27, 2019

Lodging and Tuition: $135 for lodging in Shotoku Seasonal Dorm. You must be Dorje Kasung to attend this program

The Great Nyen Platoon of Shambhala Mountain Center and the Colorado Chrysanthemum Regiment of the Dragon Region are delighted to invite you to the 2019 Dön Season Retreat.  Dön season is regarded as a time of danger and unpredictability, and the general advice is to hunker down and avoid engaging.  However, as protectors, the Dorje Kasung choose to amplify our engagement during Dön season.  We take this opportunity to gather for practice, deepening, celebrating and WAKING UP!

This year, we are thrilled to have Jan Jercinovic Rupön, as the director of the retreat.  The weekend will incorporate practice, drill, discussion, outdoor exploration, training, and celebration.  We hope to see you there.

  • Who:        All Dorje Kasung
  • Uniform: Barrack 5A & 5B/Field 6A & 6B (including Commando sweater)
  • Cost:        Total cost for the weekend is $135; this includes tuition, meals and lodging in the Shotoku Seasonal dormitory

Please note that bedding is not provided in the Shotoku seasnal dorm. All Dorje Kasung are requested to bring their own sheets, blankets, pillows and bath towels.

Any Kasung who would like to upgrade their lodging to stay in the Rigden or Shambhala Lodge can do so for a 25% discount on standard nightly lodging rates. Please contact SMC guest services directly to arrange for a lodging upgrade: 888-788-7221 x 0

If the program fee is an obstacle, please contact Dragon Region Commander, Mark Curtin at or SMC Rusung Tseten Zalichin at and we will make arrangements.  As an expression of gratitude to the Dorje Kasung, Shambhala Mountain Center has made it clear that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Jan Jercinovic Rupon

Jercinovic Rupön is the Desung Arm Commander since April 2014 and member of the Council of the Makkyi Rabjam.  She has previously held posts in both the Gesar and Desung arms in the Lion Region.  Jan recently moved to Vermont after 20 years in Chicago.  She is a nurse with a current emphasis on maternal child care.

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