About us

Dorje Denma Ling, a non-profit Shambhala Program Centre, was founded by the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his heir and son the Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche and developed by their students.

We host group retreats that foster a more awake, kind and caring culture. 

  • Non-religious professional development programs for:
    • School teachers
    • Health professionals
    • Artists and creative development
    • Social entrepreneurs
    • Activists
    • Leaders
  • Workshops on sustainability and social transformation
  • Youth programs
  • Family programs and summer camps
  • Introductory and advance Shambhala and Buddhist programs
  • Social and celebratory gatherings with the local and regional communities


You can also rent our facilities for your group retreat, contemplative training program, yoga or meditation workshop.

Our collaborative learning programs bring together like minded people, who are concerned about the environment, and passionate about creating sane society, a society that promotes basic goodness, courageous compassion and respect for each other and for the world.

Dorje Denma Ling’s core staff resides onsite, living and practicing those principles, while managing and serving the programs and guests we enjoy hosting here. We also invite interns and volunteers into our community, where they can deepen their personal practice, skills and experience and train in working for social transformation.

Here you can enjoy the natural environment, space, the vast views and open sky, – a place to slow down, stop and fully relax. We have contemplative walking trails, running trails, and near by waterfalls and beaches.

The land is situated in a beautiful rural area of Nova Scotia, Canada, surrounded by forests and organic farm land, on the hills of Tatamagouche, overlooking the Northumberland Strait.

Tatamagouche, which means ‘where two rivers’ meet in the first nation language, is a unique farming community, rich with many innovative individuals, families and organisations, concerned about the world and environment, and actively contributing to creating a better human society.