Autumn Activities at Denma Ling

Sunday, September 27th we hosted a small but enthusiastic gathering of local sangha for meditation and a lhasang, followed by a delicious roast chicken dinner.

This event marked the welcoming of the fall season, and the final half day of meditation hosted in our breezy Pavilion.

We’ll be moving inside wearing masks beginning October 11.

The Solo Retreat Suites in the Lodge are still available through October and most of November.

We’ve also had requests for winter retreats, and we’re open to extending the availability of the four Lodge Retreat Suites through the winter months. However, retreatants will need to bring food with them.

Stay tuned for more detail.

If you are coming on the land, please review and observe our health and safety guidelines below.


Coming to DDL?

Please Follow These Guidelines

  1. If you’re coming, we need to know.
    Before you come, please call our main number (902.657-9085) and leave a message at least a day before. Or you may text the Director’s mobile phone 919.259.5451. She will call you back to make a plan for coming to the land.
  2. You need to be healthy and without symptoms.
    Please monitor your health before you come. If you have any symptoms of illness, we ask that you stay home.
  3. Please do not enter the main building: it is reserved for our “staff bubble.”
    When you arrive, we will direct you to the location of the event. The main building, which includes our shrine room and dining room, is for staff use only at this time. Other restrooms will be made available for use.
  4. Please bring your face mask. We are required by law to wear a face mask whenever we are inside an enclosed space. For Sunday morning meditation, you should wear a mask when entering and taking or leaving your seat. Once seated for meditation, it is OK to remove the mask during practice.
  5. Don’t forget to wash or sanitize your hands a lot, and cover all coughs and sneezes using the inside of your elbow or a tissue.
  6. At all times, maintain the physical distance of 2 meters between you and others who are not in your household or personal bubble.


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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Help Us Weather the Storm

These are indeed challenging times. Your gifts to Dorje Denma Ling make it possible for us to caretake this place as a resource for all who seek refuge and retreat. No gift is too small.

May we continue to offer that in the years ahead!