Dorje Denma Ling, a non-profit Shambhala Program Centre, was founded by students of the  Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his heir and son the Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche.

We host group retreats that foster a more awake, kind and caring culture. 

Our collaborative learning programs bring together like minded people, who are concerned about the environment, and passionate about creating sane society, a society that promotes basic goodness, courageous compassion and respect for each other and for the world.

Here you can enjoy the natural environment, space, the vast views and open sky, – a place to slow down, stop and fully relax. We have contemplative walking trails, running trails, and near by waterfalls and beaches.

The land is situated in a beautiful rural area of Nova Scotia, Canada, surrounded by forests and organic farm land on the hills of Tatamagouche, overlooking the Northumberland Strait.

Tatamagouche, which means ‘where two rivers meet’ in the first nation language, is a unique farming community, rich with many innovative individuals, families and organizations, concerned about the world and environment, and actively contributing to creating a better human society.


Only one hour from Halifax International Airport – (see Google Maps)

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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