Dön Season Retreat

with Toby Sifton, Rupön

February 16 - 19, 2012

Since 1979, the Dön Season Retreat has been the annual opportunity for Dorje Kasung to re-invigorate their connection to the practice just before the start of the new Shambhala year. Gathering during the Dön Season, a time when obstacles are particularly prevalent, is especially potent for Dorje Kasung because of our connection to the protection principle. It is a powerful time to look into the nature of the discipline and our commitment to the practice.

All Dorje Kasung are warmly invited to join us to participate in this event.

Please be aware that due to space restrictions the only housing available at Karmê Chöling during this retreat will be on the shrine room floor. Contact registration for further questions.


Registration is limited to members of the Dorje Kasung.


Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

Those who can are encouraged to register using this option.

To encourage all to study, we offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price. Charitable donations provide the funding to make this pricing option available. We thank our donors for their generosity.

Daily Fee: $15

Financial Aid

Karmê Chöling offers interest-free payment plans, scholarships, and other financial assistance.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

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About Toby Sifton, Rupön

Toby Sifton, Rupön, has been serving as a Dorje Kasung since 2001. He has served as NYC Squad Khenchung, Dragon Regional Gesar, Trident Regional Commander and is currently the Gesar Arm Commander. He has formally campaigned as Garsung for Sutrayana Seminary; Event Commander for Warrior and Scorpion Seal Assemblies; Garsung for Scorpion Seal; Court Security Officer at the Kalapa Court in Tatamagouche and Camp Commander for Magyal Pomra Encampment. He most enjoys the intermediary transition spaces of protection. He practices Traditional Medicine in Brunswick, Maine and lives with his spouse, Shastri Angela Lutzenberger and their fearless mahakala dog, Basho.

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