Ricky’s comeback: It still feels like home here

Ricky was a precious facility manager and an IT master of Dorje Denma Ling in the past. He left in July 2012 and still remembers circumstances: “It was in the middle of the Scorpion Seal program. A coffee machine got just broken, but I had to go, to get back to school”. (Broken machine during … Continue 

Meet Katherine and her Black Dragon

  Katherine Munro and her famous Black Dragon, well known to many of you. Katherine painted him in 1994 when she came to newly born Dorje Denma Ling to take Levels 3- 5. Great Eastern Sun office building was just a barn at that time and neither main shrine room, Pavilion nor Gyatso existed yet. … Continue 

Call for Summer Set-Up Help! Come to practice and support Dorje Denma Ling June 3-5 !

Every year, at the end of Spring, Dorje Denma Ling land starts quietly buzzing. The vibe is full of excitement. One can tell, there is something in the air… something important, something worthwhile to be a part of… The beginning of Summer Set-Up weekend, the biggest event of its kind for the year! Over two … Continue 

Living at a Land Centre, and Why it Matters

Originally published on The Shambhala Times, May 21 2014.  The most beneficial thing I’ve ever done When I ask myself, “what has been helpful in my life” or “when was I really being transformed by the Shambhala teachings”, my mind immediately flashes to my time as a staff member at Dorje Denma Ling. I lived … Continue 

Tatamagouche community meets Shambhala community over food, conversation and meditation

by Lennart Krogoll, Executive Director of Dorje Denma Ling Hosting this year’s Midsummer celebration in conjunction with our 20th anniversary, was a somewhat bold experiment – another venture into the unknown. How do we celebrate enlightened culture or society? How do we celebrate enlightened culture or society – completely open to all local folks who have never … Continue 

Sustainability at Dorje Denma Ling

Dorje Denma Ling continues to grow to better serve the Shambhala Community and our goals of fostering good society. By Nyima Wimberly and Dominic Watson Wall Secrete: Sustainability for Dorje Denma Ling and the Region This year we placed the first dot in the creation of permanent staff housing, beginning construction of a hemp-lime masonry building … Continue 

Direct Perception Photo Gallery

Direct Perception was an experiential workshop for new, advanced and aspiring artists, and anyone wanting to explore and strengthen their creative expression.  Led by Jerry Granelli, Leya Evelyn and Alan Syliboy, the workshop was designed to help us experience the world and our creative power with fresh eyes.  Please enjoy these photos. Jerry Granelli is a master … Continue 

Experience the Joy and Satisfaction of Staffing at Dorje Denma Ling

Usually the heart of the teachings are conveyed when we attend a program as a participants. And yet again and again staffers tell us that they experience another level of richness and satisfaction from actually helping to create and support the elegant and open environment in which the program unfolds. From start to finish staffers … Continue 

The Birth of the Land Centres by Jan Watson

There is a One For each land centre. Emerging shining from the cosmic mirror To guide, protect and energise The Shambhala Dharma in this earthly realm. There is a One. Ekajati for Karma Choling – the mother of all, For SMC Warrior Magyal Pomra and Lord Denma for DDL. This is no accident but the … Continue 

Death and the Art of Dying: Dream Yoga and Death with Andy Holecek September 13-15

One third of our lives is spent sleeping. Dream and sleep yoga allow us to transform sleep into meditation. Every night we drop into the enlightened state, do not recognize it, and miss another chance.  By learning how to wake up in our dreams, we can transform sleep into a profound method to help us understand … Continue 

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