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 

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 

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 

Direct Perception Photo Gallery

Direct Perception was an experiential workshop for new, advanced and aspiring artists, and anyone wanting to explore and strengthen their creative expression.  Led by Jerry Granelli, Leya Evelyn and Alan Syliboy, the workshop was designed to help us experience the world and our creative power with fresh eyes.  Please enjoy these photos. Jerry Granelli is a master … Continue 

Experience the Joy and Satisfaction of Staffing at Dorje Denma Ling

Usually the heart of the teachings are conveyed when we attend a program as a participants. And yet again and again staffers tell us that they experience another level of richness and satisfaction from actually helping to create and support the elegant and open environment in which the program unfolds. From start to finish staffers … Continue 

The Birth of the Land Centres by Jan Watson

There is a One For each land centre. Emerging shining from the cosmic mirror To guide, protect and energise The Shambhala Dharma in this earthly realm. There is a One. Ekajati for Karma Choling – the mother of all, For SMC Warrior Magyal Pomra and Lord Denma for DDL. This is no accident but the … Continue 

Death and the Art of Dying: Dream Yoga and Death with Andy Holecek September 13-15

One third of our lives is spent sleeping. Dream and sleep yoga allow us to transform sleep into meditation. Every night we drop into the enlightened state, do not recognize it, and miss another chance.  By learning how to wake up in our dreams, we can transform sleep into a profound method to help us understand … Continue