Still Navigating the COVID Bardo

Staff are now starting to arrive on the land at Dorje Denma Ling, and strict health regulations have been put into place to ensure their safety. Living in a six-foot bubble isn’t ideal, but hey, at least conversations can happen in person.

So we know that the Canadian borders will be closed to non-essential travel until at least June 21 when we’ll get our next update from the Federal Government. Apart from that, the Nova Scotia Provincial Government is being very mindful and cautious about opening up various business activities, and we don’t have any dates to count on yet. But we’re thankful to be held in a cradle of loving kindness where the health and well-being of Nova Scotia’s residents are top priorities.

To help you connect with Dorje Denma Ling during this time of “wait and see,” we are pleased to offer two fantastic online programs: The Heart of Recovery in June with Scott Perkins, and Transforming Fear with the Five Wisdoms in July with Irini Rockwell. As you know, both Scott and Irini were scheduled to conduct week-long retreats that had to be cancelled. Both have graciously rallied to reach out and offer programs of support when we need it most.

The Heart of Recovery

Join Scott Perkins live for a four-week program beginning June 6.

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Transforming Fear with the Five Wisdoms

Join Irini Rockwell live for a three-week journey beginning July 11.

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For all other program listings, you can continue to show interest by registering without any deposit to help us make further programming decisions for the remainder of the 2020 season and beyond.


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: