Radiating the Great Eastern Sun: A Community Gathering

with John Rockwell & Eve Rosenthal

August 19th—August 26th

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    We are so fortunate to have encountered the Shambhala teachings in this lifetime. Given the remarkable challenges facing the world, there is no better moment to embody and radiate the Great Eastern Sun in our heart.

    For many of us, it has been a while since we have gathered in person and had the support of others in strengthening our resilience and contemplating how to manifest our warriorship for the benefit of this world.

    What to Expect

    In our time together, we will take the practices of sitting meditation, arousing compassion and windhorse as our common ground. We will have the opportunity to engage the senses and explore the enriching arts of calligraphy, qigong, music and more. This retreat will offer a balance of structured practice, activities, conversation, and personal time that you can participate in according to your  energy and interest.

    Practices and activities will be done both inside and outside. With the support of the natural world at Dorje Denma Ling, we can embrace the freshness of the moment and exhale.

    Who Should Attend

    This retreat is for anyone with a connection to the Shambhala teachings regardless of practice level or how active or inactive you have been recently. You are welcome here.

    You are welcome to come for the full opening weekend or the entire week.  After the weekend, we will deepen in the various activities and practices that have been introduced, and have the opportunity to engage with other practices such as stroke, lungta and Werma, depending on interest.

    Weekend Attendance

    You are welcome to come for the full opening weekend or the entire week.
    To register for weekend only attendance, go here.


    Tuition: 400 CAD
    Meals: 105 CAD
    Accommodations: Varies by type of accommodation. Visit the registration page for options.