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 

Children and Families at Dorje Denma Ling

The Kalapa Court is the central household where the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo live.  That’s a principle of family as a unit, as opposed to an individual.  I feel like that’s something that we need to aspire to and develop further.  So I feel like the next phase is really this notion of Shambhala household, and how all of our … Continue 

The Posture of Meditation …and More

  While meditating, have you ever wondered “am I doing this right?” Am I “not too tight; not too loose?” “Am I torturing myself to sit upright and perfectly still?” Over Remembrance Day weekend Will Johnson delighted a group of seasoned and relatively new meditators by leading a program entitled “The Posture of Meditation.” Focusing … Continue 

The Dorje Kasung are Here (and always have been)!

Recently I graduated from University in Halifax and became excited about Shambhala Land Center living after spending this past summer volunteering at Dechen Choling. I felt a tug at my heart when I heard that the Rusung position at Dorje Denma Ling was open—and had been for quite some time.  That tug turned into an application, which was accepted, and … Continue 

Wellness Grants Showcase at Dorje Denma Ling

  Community Health Boards in Nova Scotia are legislated community groups made up of volunteers who have the role of being the “eyes, ears and voices” of their community’s health and well-being. The responsibilities of the boards include collecting information on local health and wellness concerns and identifying community-based solutions to meet these needs and … Continue