Protection as Path

with Shastri Will Ryken

August 22nd

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    Room: Shambhala Training Hall

    Dapön Will Ryken is inviting all area kasung, active and inactive, to come together as clan to discuss our role as protectors in these difficult times.



    Will Ryken
     (St. Petersburg, Florida) first connected to Chögyam Trungpa and the Buddhadharma in Boulder, Colorado in 1972 and that was it. While in Boulder, he became a Dorje Kasung in 1975, lived at Karme Chöling for two years and then was Director of Dorje Khyung Dzong for another two, returning to Boulder until moving to Florida in 2006. Mr. Ryken co-founded the Shambhala Sun Summer camp in 1984, and he is a Dapön in the Dorje Kasung. Mr. Ryken has been teaching in prisons for the past twenty years and is currently a mentor for a gentleman on death row in Angola state prison in Louisiana. He currently lives in Ruskin FL. with his wife Paula Bickford. They both teach and play at the St. Petersburg Shambhala Center as well as teaching and assistant directing Shambhala and Kasung Program around the world. Mr. Ryken is well known for his wisdom and humor.