When Fiona Visited Denma Ling….

Sunday, September 25, 11:30 am

We recently got an update about Fiona’s visit to DDL, and luckily, no one was hurt and there was only minor damage to a few outer buildings. A LOT of trees are down and cleanup is progressing

However, the power transformer is down, and so are the phone lines, so you won’t be able to reach anyone in the office until the infrastructure is restored. The emergency phone (902-957-2021) and Dan’s cell are working if you absolutely need to get in touch with someone… but please know that there is no internet access on the property and there isn’t much they can do to help your questions at the moment. The staff, including Dan, will be busy with tree clean up and won’t be in the office. The programs email will be checked remotely, and if you have any general questions, you can email Peggy 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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