This Winter…

As the colourful leaves continue to fall from the trees around the land at Dorje Denma Ling, it is time to make plans for staying connected during the approaching winter months. It is the perfect season of the year to stay cozy indoors and focus on dharma study and practise. So we’re looking forward to providing some options:

  1. Come for a short or long retreat at Dorje Denma Ling. The same four private suites will be available in the Lodge, but the kitchen is closed, so you’ll have to bring your own food and use the small kitchen in the lodge prepare it. Prices have been reduced to reflect that change.
  2. Stay tuned for some exciting online offerings over the winter… Buddhist Confession Practice; The Cycle of the Black Ashe; Earth Water Fire and All the Elements: Reading the Sadhana of Mahamudra as if for The First Time, Touching the Fruition… to name a few. Stay tuned for details.

Next Retreat Season…

Dorje Denma Ling is looking forward to hosting onsite, in-person retreats during the 2021 Program Season have bgun posting our retreat offerings for next year. We need to plan ahead so you can too. Part of that plan is to ensure this is a safe space.

Of course, we recognize there is still much uncertainty with respect to the management of the pandemic. Although confident we will be able to host retreats on the land, we don’t yet know if there will be travel restrictions or gathering size limits that could require adjustments to participation levels. Here is how will engage in the dance of uncertainty:


  1. We invite you to register for retreats of interest to you without requiring any financial commitment. Registration will be open as programs are posted, but payment will be closed.
  2. We will continue to monitor the health and travel guidelines posted by the Nova Scotia government.
  3. Several weeks before the start date of a retreat, we will contact participants in order by date of registration and request a deposit to hold your space in the program. At that point you have the option to opt in or out.

By following these procedures, we will be able to adjust program size and adjust to travel restrictions (if any) without causing participants any financial inconvenience.

We have begun posting 2021 programs. We invite you to show your interest by completing the registration form.

You can view the full list of current online and 2021 retreats posted here. This is a work in progress. Bookmark this link and check back often for updates.


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!