Dön Season Retreat

with Tara Halwes, Kado

February 24 - 26, 2017

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 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.

Financial Aid

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

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

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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