While Dorje Denma Ling has not yet opened for the season, we are confronted by the challenge and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are closely following the developments related to the spread of this virus and are following all recommendations based on the latest Nova Scotia Public Health guidance.

Recently the Nova Scotia provincial government issued an emergency order to restrict all non-essential business openings and public gatherings until April 5th — at which point the restrictions will be reevaluated. At this point Dorje Denma Ling is not looking to open for any programs in April. After April 5th we will reevaluate the situation again.

Keep in Touch

Check back here for daily updates. And please do let us know if there is a particular program you are interested in, but are holding off registering for, so that we can gauge whether rescheduling might be possible — particularly for the earlier April / May programs that are more at risk of schedule changes.

These are the following schedule changes to date:

  1. The Parinirvana Day celebration on April 4 has been moved to the Tatamagouche Sunrise Centre.
  2. Summer Set-up weekend has been cancelled (April 11-12). 
  3. Re-awakening the Vision and Practice of KOS is cancelled.
  4. Vajrayogini Magnetizing Fire Offering is cancelled.

We hope to be able to reschedule both of the weekend programs.

Still Accepting Applications

We are still accepting applications for staff and volunteers, but of course are being cautious of confirming any new hires due to the uncertainly posed by COVID19 public health concerns. However, if this situation improves with the approach of warmer weather, we will need to continue plans to hire additional staff. Please fill out the application on the Staff and Volunteer page if you wish to be considered for a staff or volunteer position.


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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Shambhala Sun Camp

Shambhala Sun Camp in Tatamagouche is a chance for kids to get away from their devices, get to know themselves, make new friends and build confidence, all while having an adventure they will remember their whole lives! Last year in sun and rain, kindness and laughter, it was as magical as ever. We can’t wait to be back together again with new and old friends!

Dates for Sun Camp 2020:
  • Cadet Command Workshop (ages 14-16), August 13-16
  • Sun Camp (ages 10-16), August 16-23
More information and the application can be found here: