Still no power since Fiona struck…

Note that due to continued uncertainty this week about when the power will be restored, we have rescheduled the Enriching Fire Offering and Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration to next weekend, October 14-16. Hope you can make it then!

Monday, October 3, 5:00 pm

There is still no power at DDL, and the lastest report says we won’t have it until Sunday. That will be over a week, and it’s making things very challenging for the staff and volunteers who continue to work on cleaning up the many downed trees.

You can reach Dan and Catherine by email on their phones, although they may be slow to answer given what needs to be done. You can also email Peggy (in Halifax) at the Guest Services email: [email protected]

Please be patient if you’re trying to reach someone on the property. We’ll let you know when communications are restored.











Vajrayogini Enriching Weekend 2022

October 7th—October 9th

Join us at Dorje Denma Ling for a truly enriching experience. Together we can increase all of our life, merit, prosperity, intellect, confidence, and wisdom of complete liberation. Continue »

(Online) The Contemplative Art Way and The Dharma Path

with John McQuade

October 15th—November 19th

There is a long tradition of interplay between the ways of the contemplative arts and the paths of the Buddhadharma. This is particularly evident with the Chinese/Japanese contemplative arts and the Chan/Zen Buddhadharma schools. Continue »

Chakrasamvara or Vajrayogini Practice Opportunity

with Larry Mermelstein

October 22nd—November 25th

During the period when the Vajrakilaya Retreat is underway at Denma Ling, Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini practitioners who wish to practice in a protected retreat container are invited to join us at Dorje Denma Ling. Continue »

(Online) Discovering the Power of Kindness: A Six-Week Online Exploration

with Christine Heming

November 2nd—December 7th

There is no denying we live in a world of tremendous divisiveness, aggression, loneliness, fear, and anxiety.  At the same time, we long for connection, community, and kindness.  This course will explore what Houston Kraft calls “deep kindness” – kindness Continue »

Please read our Covid-19 Policy before visiting DDL.

If  you are traveling from another province or country, you will need to follow the Covid Travel Guidelines for both the Canadian and Nova  Scotia levels of government. You can review those detailed guidelines here.

Volunteer & Staffing Opportunities

As we approach the last third of our 2022 Program Season, we continue to welcome volunteers and (paid) cooks for specific upcoming retreats. If you would like to come for a week or more to volunteer or cook at Dorje Denma Ling, please fill out this form.

However, we will be hiring staff for our 2023 Program Season, and we encourage you to apply now if you are interested. Here is the list of positions that we are looking to fill for April, 2023. For more information, visit the links of the positions that interest you. To apply for any of the positions, fill out this form.


Explore the Magic: Dorje Denma Ling

Dorje Denma Ling is Canada’s only Shambhala International residential program centre. It was founded in 1992 under the auspices of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his son and heir, the Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche.




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