About us

Dorje Denma Ling, a non-profit Shambhala Meditation Retreat 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. 

  • Non-religious professional development programs for:
    • School teachers
    • Health professionals
    • Artists and creative development
    • Social entrepreneurs
    • Activists
    • Leaders
  • Workshops on sustainability and social transformation
  • Youth programs
  • Family programs and summer camps
  • Introductory and advanced Shambhala and Buddhist programs
  • Social and celebratory gatherings with the local and regional communities

You can also rent our facilities for your group retreat, contemplative training program, yoga or meditation workshop.

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.

Dorje Denma Ling’s core staff resides on-site, living and practicing those principles, while hosting programs and guests. We invite volunteers into our community, where they can deepen their personal practice, skills, and experience, and train in working for social transformation.

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 nearby waterfalls and beaches.

The land is situated in a beautiful rural area of Nova Scotia, Canada, surrounded by forests and organic farmland 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.

You can also schedule an individual retreat in a cabin or tent on our land. Contact [email protected] to inquire about availability.