Werma Retreat

with Jeremy Hayward

May 11th—May 19th (2012)

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  • $495 Full Tuition
  • $255 Tuition Assistance 1
  • $42.50/mo for 6 months Tuition Assistance 2
  • $free tuition if needed Tuition Assistance 3

An opportunity to deepen your experience and understanding of this profound Shambhala  warrior practice. Open to new Werma practitioners as well as those who have attended a Scorpion Seal Assembly.  This retret meets land center group practice requirements.


JEREMY HAYWARD became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1970, and  helped to found the Naropa University under the guidance of Chögyam Trungpa in 1974 In 1977 he helped to create the Shambhala Training program and has been a central figure in the development of the Shambhala teachings ever since. He published a book on the Shambhala teachings in 1995: Sacred World, the Shambhala Path to Gentleness, Bravery and Power. Jeremy has been a senior teacher in Shambhala since the seventies. He was appointed acharya in 1996, and was acharya-in-residence at Dechen Chöling, the European Shambhala practice center, from 1999 to  2005. He is now Director of Education at Dorje Denma Ling in Nova Scotia. In 2008 his memoirs of life with Trungpa Rinpoche were published entitled, Warrior-King of Shambhala: Remembering Chögyam Trungpa.

Full program tuition $495 plus accommodations:  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 $255 plus accommodations:  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 $42.50 per month:   If having 6 months to pay makes the discounted tuition possible for you, please choose this interest free option.   The payments would be $42.50 per month for tuition; if you add lodging to the payment plan it would be $82.50 per month.

Free tuition:   Dorje Denma Ling is offering a free tuition option for our practice intensives in 2012, including this program.  If you choose this option, you will be charged only for accommodations.   We welcome you to choose this option if the payment plan option above still does not make the program affordable for you.   


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 $30 per night, so for this program the lodging cost would be an additional $240.

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 $40 per night.


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


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, Susan Engel at 902-657-9085 x16 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.