Dorje Denma Ling: Indestructible Place of Denma

Dorje Denma Ling is a Tibetan name meaning “Indestructible (Dorje) Place (Ling) of Denma.” In True Command: The Teachings of the Dorje Kasung, “Denma” is defined as follows: [Denma is] one of the great generals who  commanded the troops of the Tibetan warrior king Gesar of Ling. Denma was particularly known as a master archer and … Continue 

Notes on living during the time of COVID-19

Just read an interesting essay by Charles Eisenstein that left these words with me: “Seeing the world in us-versus-them terms blinds us to the reality that life and health happen in community.” As someone who has always tilted more toward introversion, I have not found it so difficult to isolate myself from others. And I … Continue 

The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Where Heart, Mind and Eye align

Dorje Denma Ling witnessed a very interesting phenomenon last weekend. Over a dozen of people with an unusual look in their eyes were wondering through the land taking the pictures of the more or less ordinary places. They were kneeling, climbing, “diving” into the grass and woods, they were seeing fresh… The Practice of Contemplative … Continue 

Volunteers series: Miriam’s week at DDL – People here are very special

“I live in Mississauga, at the western border of Toronto and I belong to Mississauga Shambhala centre there. I try to take a week off every year when my mom comes and can take care of my daughter. Last year I went to Colorado to see what to volunteer for Shambhala would be and I … Continue 

A Little Piece on Our Peepers and “Turkey Gobblers”

By Andy, our housekeeper and nature expert The peepers  also go by the name of Northern Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer crucifer Wied). Here on the land  the roar of  the peepers is hidden behind the main office building (now called the Great Eastern Sun building). It can be a shock if  you walk around the corner of the GES toward … Continue 

Volunteers series: Ricky’s comeback – It still feels like home here

Ricky was a precious facility manager and an IT master of Dorje Denma Ling in the past. He left in July 2012 and still remembers circumstances: “It was in the middle of the Scorpion Seal program. A coffee machine got just broken, but I had to go, to get back to school”. (Broken machine during … Continue 

Meet Katherine and her Black Dragon

  Katherine Munro and her famous Black Dragon, well known to many of you. Katherine painted him in 1994 when she came to newly born Dorje Denma Ling to take Levels 3- 5. Great Eastern Sun office building was just a barn at that time and neither main shrine room, Pavilion nor Gyatso existed yet. … Continue 

Living at a Land Centre, and Why it Matters

Originally published on The Shambhala Times, May 21 2014.  The most beneficial thing I’ve ever done When I ask myself, “what has been helpful in my life” or “when was I really being transformed by the Shambhala teachings”, my mind immediately flashes to my time as a staff member at Dorje Denma Ling. I lived … Continue 

Tatamagouche community meets Shambhala community over food, conversation and meditation

by Lennart Krogoll, Executive Director of Dorje Denma Ling Hosting this year’s Midsummer celebration in conjunction with our 20th anniversary, was a somewhat bold experiment – another venture into the unknown. How do we celebrate enlightened culture or society? How do we celebrate enlightened culture or society – completely open to all local folks who have never … Continue 

Sustainability at Dorje Denma Ling

Dorje Denma Ling continues to grow to better serve the Shambhala Community and our goals of fostering good society. By Nyima Wimberly and Dominic Watson Wall Secrete: Sustainability for Dorje Denma Ling and the Region This year we placed the first dot in the creation of permanent staff housing, beginning construction of a hemp-lime masonry building … Continue