Current Covid-19 Policies

In setting our Covid Policy, our view is to be as inclusive as possible, while attempting to minimize the risk of Covid entering the retreat mandala. We ask you to comply with these guidelines. We aim to ensure our faculty and guests feel relaxed and protected. Also, we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your stay.

  1. Monitor yourself: please do not come onto the land if you have symptoms resembling Covid or if you are generally unwell.
  2. In the week before your arrival, be careful to limit your exposure. Avoid crowded spaces, both indoor and outdoor. If that is not possible, wear an N95 mask.
  3. If you know you have been exposed to Covid within five days of arrival, we ask that you cancel your visit. We will give you a full refund.
  4. 48 hours before arrival, take a PCR (preferable) or rapid test. Send a picture of the results to [email protected].
  5. The day of arrival, take another rapid test. To facilitate the check-in process, we now ask you to take this test before driving onto the land.  (If you have extra tests to donate, we appreciate them!)  Should you test positive on arrival day, please call the Guest Services desk at 902-657-9085.
  6. Local guests who develop symptoms while on the land will be asked to return home. Other guests will be offered lodging in which to isolate. Meals and other needed items will be provided to keep you comfortable. In the case of longer programs, you will have the opportunity to practice in your room with the support of the program leader. If symptoms improve after five days, you may rejoin the program.

This policy will cover the 2024 Program Season at Dorje Denma Ling unless later modified.  We reserve the right to change the policy at any time should external circumstances require a different response.  Should we change this policy after you have registered for a 2024 program, we will notify you of the changes.

If you have questions, please contact [email protected].