Program Listings


In-House Retreats

Flexible Dates
Dorje Denma Ling
Dorje Denma Ling is pleased to host individual and small group, self-organized retreats during our program season based on the availability of accommodations. For 2020, our Program Season opens April 17 and closes December 13.

Possible Reschedule: Re-awakening the Vision and Practice of KOS

April 17 - 19, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
This weekend will celebrate our shared heritage as Lodge members, and explore our understanding of and commitment to the vision of the KOS.

Possible Reschedule: Vajrayogini Weekend of Magnetizing 2020

With Mark Nowakowski

April 24 - 26, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
A special weekend fire offering for magnetizing all good things to Dorje Denma Ling and all beings everywhere.

Will Be Rescheduled: Profound Treasury: Entering the Path

With Catherine Neill

May 15 - 17, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
This class will be based on teachings from Volume I of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

LIVE ONLINE COURSE: The Heart of Recovery

With Scott Perkins

June 6 - 27, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
Grounded in meditation, the Buddhist teachings provide a practical means to support our recovery from addictions and compulsive behaviours, as well as help us release the clinging to thoughts and impulses that lead us to suffering, discontent, and harmful actions.[…]

LIVE ONLINE COURSE: Transforming Fear with the Five Wisdoms

With Irini Rockwell

July 11 - 25, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
The Five Wisdom energies are key to emotional transformation. They reveal the profundity of Buddhist psychology and the transformative power of tantra. Here's the key: your wisdom is in the darkness of your confusion. […]

Scorpion Seal Assembly 10R

With Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

August 7 - 18, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
SSA10 graduates are invited to join us at Dorje Denma Ling for a Scorpion Seal 10 Assembly Retreat with Acharya John Rockwell. […]

Listening Mind – Deepening Presence and Connection

With Roger Guest

August 21 - 28, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
We have become slave to the powerful, seemingly omnipresent master of our personalities, known as the "Thinking Mind." While the experience of being lost in thought is epidemic and untethered discursiveness has become chronic, there are ways we can regain our sanity in the non-conceptual world by connecting to "Listening Mind."[…]

Listening Mind Weekend Retreat – The Freshness of Impermanence

With Roger Guest

August 21 - 23, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
Focusing on the simplicity of Listening Mind, we will explore techniques that allow any situation - work, play, sitting, walking, being alone or with others - to support and deepen our connection to reality, to nature, to others and to ourselves. […]

Mahamudra Retreat: Cultivating Stillness and Insight

With Elizabeth Callahan, Scott Wellenbach, Nancy Huszagh and Kiron Khosla

September 1 - 30, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
When mind is without reference point, that is mahàmudrà. When you are accustomed to and familiar with this, unsurpassable awakening is attained. - Tilopa; Mahàmudrà: The Ocean of Definitive Meaning[…]

Chöd Training & Practice: Severing Attachments to Obstacles 2020

With Kristine McCutcheon

September 25 - 27, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
Chöd is a powerful Vajrayana practice founded by Machik Lapdron in 11th century Tibet that couples Buddhist philosophy with indigenous Tibetan shamanic traditions. Chöd literally means […]

Celebrating the Vajrayana

With Acharya Christie Cashman

October 2 - 8, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
Register now and get a CAD $75.00 off the assembly price. Offer valid until Jun 30, 2020.
The vajrayana teachings are renowned for providing the strongest medicine in times of the greatest confusion. But it’s also during these times that practices such as invoking the deity, resting in the nature of mind, or engaging in sacred perception can feel very remote.[…]

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1-3

With Acharya Suzann Duquette

October 25 - 29, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
Register now and get CAD $50.00 off the program price. Offer valid until Jun 30, 2020.
Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi, or internal energy, to promote health and longevity. […]

Atlantic Regional Conference (ARC) and Retreat

Flexible Dates
Dorje Denma Ling
The Atlantic Regional Conference is a longstanding tradition at Dorje Denma Ling. Leaders, members, and friends in the Shambhala community come together to practice, check-in with each other, explore possible areas of collaboration, and celebrate. This year you are invited to come before the weekend for two days of group practice.