Calling Upon the Protectors; Dispelling the Negativity of the Old YearIt is common in many traditions and cultures to have protectors and the clearing away of the negativity of the old year before entering the new. Traditionally the days leading up to Shambhala Day are known as Dön season and regarded as a difficult time of year. Döns are negative forces that arise out of the environment, and may cause misfortune and obstacles. Obviously, obstacles and misfortune don't just arise at the end of one's year but daily. These protectors, and the Döns, can be seen as external to oneself, or as aspects of one’s own mind. This talk will explore the protector principle, who are these protectors, and why do we need protection. Discussion and refreshments will follow.
RyanJ. Harvey, is currently the Rusung of the White River Shamabhala Center. Ryan is a licensed professional forester, land manager, and trails consultant. He resides with his partner, Bethann Weick, and their dog, Mica, in Dorchester, New Hampshire, where they homestead 28 acres along the South Branch of the Asquamchumauke River.
(Access: please note we are on the second floor and have no elevator service at this time.)