Invitation to Experienced Meditators

Would you like to further explore the depth and beauty of this wonderfully simple practice that allows one to feel, be, and touch basic goodness? Does experiencing basic goodness by relying on intuitive wisdom rather than a conceptual approach appeal to you?

This August 14-21, if you have received the reading transmission, Dorje Denma Ling is hosting an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the practice of Shambhala Meditation that will be marked by spaciousness, periods of silence, walks in nature, nutritious food, Shamatha Yoga, gentle companionship and short practise sessions. 

If you live in Canada or the United States AND have had two vaccines at least 14 days prior to coming to Nova Scotia, you are able to travel direct to Dorje Denma Ling without self-isolating. If you wish to take part, please register soon so that we can plan your accommodations and provide for your dietary needs.

For More Information or To Register

(July 20, 2021)

Residents of other Atlantic provinces (N.B., P.E.I. and Newfoundland) are able to travel about the region without any self-isolation requirements.

Nova Scotia is now welcoming non-essential travellers from all Canadian provinces. If you are coming from outside of Atlantic Canada, self-isolation requirements are lifted if you have been fully vaccinated (2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia). If you meet those vaccine requirements, you can come directly to Dorje Denma Ling to attend a program. You do need to complete the Safe Check-in Form (NOTE: select location “The Falls”) and bring proof of vaccines.

Canadian residents who are not fully vaccinated are still subject to varying self-isolation and testing procedures. Details at the bottom of this page for Phase 3 of the N.S. Reopening Plan.

International borders are currently closed to non-essential travellers except for Canadian citizens living abroad. However, the Canadian Government has just announced that:

  1. On August 9, 2021, Canada plans to begin allowing entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for non-essential travel. Those who meet the vaccine requirements will not have to self-isolate.
  2. On September 7, 2021, provided that the domestic epidemiological situation remains favourable, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders to any fully vaccinated travellers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements.

If you are coming to Dorje Denma Ling, please review the current Covid-19 health and safety guidelines before coming.

Sun Camp is On!  Registration is now open for Sun Camp 2021 in Nova Scotia. Sun Camp is an incredible opportunity for children ages 10 to 16 to learn and grow, experience nature, themselves, and a community where people take care of one another. Additional leadership training is available for children ages 14-16.  For more information go to the following link: or email [email protected]



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!


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