Celebrate the Summer Solstice, June 21 at 4:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the summer solstice on June 21st – one of four days in a year that signal the change in the seasons. In Tibet, these are referred to as “nyida” days, based on the Tibetan words nyima (sun) and dawa (moon). On June 21 we are welcoming summer, so in Shambhala we call this nyida day Midsummer Day.
All are welcome to join us.

We’ll gather at 4:00 p.m. for a lhasang and kyudo demonstration.

There will be a potluck and barbeque, so bring a dish to share. Afterwards, we will light a campfire, weather permitting. Please RSVP to info@dorjedenmaling.com if you plan to join us.

Nine Days of Mahamuda

Join Acharya Richard John June 21 to 30

Open to All Tantrikas

Mahamudra, the “great seal,” is among the most profound streams of teaching and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism. Revered as a powerful support for all other tantric practices, it is also extremely simple and direct, focused on recognizing and gaining confidence in the nature of mind through direct experience.

This year the practice text will be Pointing Out the Dharmakaya, the classic liturgy by Wangchuk Dorje, the Ninth Karmapa. We will practice pith instructions by Yeshe Tsogyal, Lodro Thaye, Paltrul Rinpoche, Rangjung Dorje, and other masters of mahamudra and dzokchen, and make reference to the Ashe Mahamudra text by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, which connects mahamudra to the Ashe and the Four Dignities.

The thirty-day Mahamudra retreat scheduled October 16 – November 17 is now full, and there are two people on the waiting list. If you were considering that program, you might want to join us for the June session instead.


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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