Connecting with the Power of Chants

with Larry Mermelstein

January 31st—February 2nd (2014)

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  • $200 Full Tuition
  • $150 Tuition Assistance 1
  • $25 per month over six months Tuition Assistance 2

Above prices include ALL meals!

Come join us for a weekend of teachings and discussion on the practice of chanting. Acharya Larry Mermelstein will give talks and answer questions on our daily chants. Chanting in the morning and evening helps to provide a sense of twenty-four-hour practice. The events of the day and the night are sandwiched between periods of practice. In the morning, the chants provide the first spark of connection to the lineage, the teachings, and to our discipline. In the evening, they can provide a sense of summing up and recalling the entire day in the context of dharmic activity. Chanting can be considered as a practice in itself. It is important to be present and mindful of what one is doing, synchronizing mind and body, words and meaning. Have a question about chants? Want to understand them more? Want to reconnect? This weekend is for you!

Acharya Larry Mermelstein was a close student of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and scholar, and is empowered as a senior teacher, or “acharya,” by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has been the Executive Director of the Nalanda Translation Committee for thirty-five years.          

Full program tuition not including accommodations: $200  We invite all who are able to do so 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 for 6 months are an option for those who choose this tuition level. 

Discounted program tuition  not including accommodations: $150 If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please pay the discounted rate if you can.  By doing so you contribute towards the cost of your being here and everything it takes to keep DDL operating year-round.

Discounted tuition plus payment plan not including accommodations: $25 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 $25 per month for tuition; if you add lodging to the payment plan it would be $40/month.


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 $90.  Huts and Cabins are not available as lodging options for winter programs. 

 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 us at 902-657-9085 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 us at (902) 657-9085