Enlightened Society Assembly

with Acharya Richard John & Shastri Mary Campbell

May 31st—June 15th (2014)

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  • $1595 Full Tuition
  • $1395 Tuition Assistance 1
  • $266 per month over six month Tuition Assistance 2
  • $232.50 per month over six month Tuition Assistance 3

Above prices include all meals. Accomodation is extra.

Enlightened Society Assembly is a Shambhala mahayana program that emphasizes the view of the intrinsic goodness of all beings, practices that rouse bodhichitta and compassionate openness, and confident activity that engages fully in the world.   In particular, living up to its name, this Assembly will focus on how we can create enlightened society on the spot, at home, in our city and nation, and wherever we go.

You should only register with Dorje Denma Ling after you have been accepted by the Office of Practice and Education.  To attend this Assembly, there are prerequisites, and you must apply to and be approved by the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education. For more information about this process, click here.  

*If you are Interested in Staffing Enlightened Society Assembly click HERE

*Please Note:  There will be a materials fee for this program that is NOT included in the above prices.  As soon as we know the materials fee we will post it here.

Full program tuition $1,595 plus accommodations:   

We invite you to pay the full tuition rate.  By doing so, you make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others, while also covering the direct cost of your stay here and contributing to our year round operations. Interest free payment plans are an option for those who choose this tuition level at $ 266 per month over 6 month

Discounted program tuition $1,395 plus accommodations:  If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please pay the discounted rate if you can.  The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations

Discounted tuition plus payment plan $232.50/month:   If having 6 months to pay makes the discounted tuition possible for you, please choose this interest free option.  If you select this payment plan option, after finishing your registration, please call the registrar at DDL to set up the payment schedule.

Please Note:  Above prices include meals but not accommodations.  For summer programs, we offer three lodging options:

Bring your own tent and set up on one of our tent platforms: $10 per night

Hut/cabin:            $25 per night,   $375 for the program

Dorm tent:           $20 per night,   $300 for the program

Gyatso Lodge:      $50 per night,   $750 for the program     

Gyatso Lodge has double and triple rooms with shared hallway bathrooms.  The huts, dorm tents and cabins have 2 - 8 occupants and share an outdoor bath-house.

Financial Aid Questions: 

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. If you require further financial assistance please download our financial aid form here (PDF)

If you have any questions about the financial aid or payment plans, please contact us at 902-657-9085 or via email at [email protected] 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 us at (902) 657-9085 .  Please make a deposit of $250 or more after registering; you can do so with the Paypal page that comes up after registering, or by sending us a check or calling us with your credit card number.  You do not need a Paypal account to use the Paypal page; there is an option for credit cards there too.