Intuitive Astrology with Deborah Young, October 25-28

Intuititve Astrology by Deborah Young ‘There is nothing wrong with you’, I said. She squirmed. I knew this was not what she wanted or expected to hear. I could feel her panic and stiffen at my words. She glanced towards the closed door of my office. At this point, she was probably deeply disappointed that … Continue 

Warriors for the Human Spirit: Finding Our Way in this Brave New World

      Meg Wheatley and Jerry Granelli will teach Warriors for the Human Spirit: Finding Our Way in This Brave New World at Dorje Denma Ling August 20 to August 25. The first night of the program Tuesday, August 20 will be free and open to to the public. This program engages the questions: What … Continue 

Magnetizing Fire Offering, April 20-22, 2012

In 2006, the Sakyong gave his permission and blessing for Dorje Denma Ling to practice the magnetizing and enriching fire offerings in a weekend format as ‘rites of aid.’  Mark Nowakowski and Dewi Roberts have inspired and led these retreats, and our April 20-22, 2012 retreat was the 7th magnetizing fire offering for DDL.  We … Continue 

Four Programs, Four Victories, Four Cheers

Dorje Denma Ling is the primary land centre for Shambhala in Canada, and we will be celebrating 20 years of service to Shambhala in 2012.  During the past two decades the centre has grown from a small facility where groups from Halifax came to put on their own programs, to Shambhala’s fourth international land centre, … Continue 

Rock Meets Bone

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on Living at a Land Centre During the Scorpion Seal retreats at Dorje Denma Ling in 2009 and 2011, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche met with the staff community to express his appreciation for the efforts and spirit that were supporting the retreats. Here are few excerpts from his remarks: It’s when you are … Continue 

The Best Family Vacation I Never Had: Chakrasmavara Group Retreat with Acharya Larry Mermelstein

Imagine  yourself  dressed in apron and a chef’s hat. You are in charge of  producing a twenty-two course banquet according to  complicated family recipes handed down for generations. But you only know how to make toast. Next, imagine  the master who translated the recipes AND compiled a collection of helpful hints stands at the kitchen … Continue 

Healing and Transformation with Maitri

Each day during the Healing & Transformation with Maitri program, at Dorje Denma Ling from December 4th to December 11th, we explored one of the Wisdom Energies of the Five Buddha Families (Vajra, Ratna, Padma, Karma and Buddha). We rested in energetic postures, bundled ourselves up for chilly aimless wandering, surrounded ourselves and clothed our bodies … Continue 

Changling Rinpoche Offers Diamonds of Wisdom About Living at a Dharma Centre

Ven. Changling Rinpoche is from Shechen Monastery and is the holder of the ‘Northern Treasures’ lineage. Rinpoche holds a khenpo degree and teaches the senoir students at Sechen College and those in a traditional three-year retreat.  Rinpoche protects the integrity of the ritual tradition of Sechen and teaches ritual and Nyingma tantra to senior students, … Continue 

With a Bubbling and Raw Heart, Fresh From DDL

 Raising the colors on a crisp winter morning during the Winter Family Gathering and Practice Intensive After morning chants with the children in the main shrine room the adults continued with their practice of choice Kelvin Mansaray playing the violin on New Year’s Eve; what beauty and heart, we all felt the dralas smile Learning … Continue 

The Warrior-Minister 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