Dön Season Retreat

with Tara Halwes, Kado

February 24 - 26

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. Non Dorje Kasung who are curious about this path are invited as long as they are committed to fully participating in Kasung retreat environment.

This program begins with registration from 3-6pm on Friday, February 24th. The program ends with a departure around 4pm Sunday, February 26th. 

Program price includes shrineroom floor accommodations.


Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.

Patron Price: $150
This price covers 100% of Karmê Chöling's operational cost for the program and supports financial aid for other participants. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.

Base Price: $90
This cost covers 80% of operating costs for the program reflecting Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. We fundraise to cover the remaining program costs.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Tara Halwes, Kado

Tara Halwes, Kadö, currently holds the post of Trident Regional Commander for the Dorje Kasung. She has previously served as a Rusung on the Shambhala Council of the Boston Shambhala Center, overseen security for numerous events with Shambhala and visiting teachers in the northeast, and most recently served as the Camp Commander for the 2016 Magyal Pomra Encampment at Shambhala Mountain Center. Tara lives in a cohousing neighborhood of 68 clustered households in central Massachusetts, designed by its residents to increase social interaction and community engagement while reducing environmental impact.

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