Holiday Practice Intensive

with David Sable & Dr. Trudy Sable

December 26th—January 1st (2014)

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  • $360 Full Tuition
  • $180 Tuition Assistance 1
  • $30/month over six months Tuition Assistance 2
  • $0.00+lodging Tuition Assistance 3

Above prices include ALL meals!

A much-loved annual tradition, all levels of shamatha and vajrayana students are welcome to this winter retreat. During this retreat, we will introduce Shambhala Meditation, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new practice of connecting directly with basic goodness as the ground for meditation practice and everyday life. 

Families will also be at Dorje Denma Ling to help create a wonderful atmosphere with lots of energy.

Full Program Tuition (adults): $360  not including accommodations 

This price covers virtually all of our actual operational costs for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Dorje Denma Ling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Denma Ling.

Discounted Program Tuition (adults):   $180  not including accommodations

This price reflects our commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.

Discounted tuition plus payment plan: $30 per month over six months   If having 6 months to pay makes the discounted tuition possible for you, please choose this interest free option.   The payments would be $30 per month for tuition; if you add lodging to the payment plan it would be $63/month.

Free tuition option: only pay lodging


Please Note:  Above price includes meals but not accommodations. For winter programs, double and triple rooms with shared hallway bathrooms are available in Gyatso Lodge for $45 per night, so for this program the lodging cost would be an additional $225.  Huts and Cabins are not available as lodging options for winter programs.

If you are interested in a single room, please contact us about two weeks before the program begins, and depending on the number of registrants, we may be able to offer you this option for an additional $30 per night.  But note that in past years the Holiday retreat has been full and no single rooms have been available.


All program costs at Dorje Denma Ling are workable.  With either of the tuition choices above, we can provide a payment plan of up to 6 months, and we also match all scholarships that local Shambhala Centers grant to help their members attend programs.  If you have any questions about the financial aid or payment plans, please contact our Finance Manager at 902-657-9085 x13   or via email at[email protected]  at least two weeks before the program begins.  Please note that we cannot arrange tuition discounts at registration.


Deposits will be refunded up to 30 days prior to the program, less a 10% administration fee. Deposits will be 50% refunded up to 10 days prior to the program. There is no refund of deposits for cancellations less than 10 days 
before the start of a program.

To register please   click on the "Registration" button below or call (902) 657-9085