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.

CANCELLED: 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.

CANCELLED: 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.

Ecology of the Heart: Exploring Inner and Social Sustainability in a Time of Eco-Anxiety

With Nick Kranz

May 2 - 9, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
A weethun incorporating Social Meditation with the exploration of inner and outer ecology. Along with many other wisdom traditions, Buddhist teachings have pointed for millennia to our deep connection and interdependence with everything in the biosphere. […]

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.

Chariot of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat

With Acharya Richard John.

June 5 - 7, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
Mahamudra, the "great symbol," is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also extremely simple and direct. […]

Nine-Day Mahamudra Retreat 2020

With Acharya Richard John

June 5 - 14, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
A nine-day advanced mahamudra retreat following practice text "Pointing Out the Dharmakaya," the classic liturgy by Wangchuk Dorje, the Ninth Karmapa. […]

Shambhala Training Levels IV and V

With Alice Haspray

June 18 - 21, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
Shambhala Training: The Heart of Warriorship is a series of five secular meditation retreat weekends that help us develop fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. […]

Primordial Rigden Ngöndro & Werma Practice Intensive

With Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 20 - 26, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
Join Acharya Eric Spiegel and your cohort Shambhala vajrayana practitioners to accomplish your Primordial Rigden Ngöndro or Werma Sadhana Practice commitments.[…]

Shambhala Queer Dharma Retreat

With Acharya Eric Spiegel and Basia Solarz

June 26 - 28, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
Shambhala dharma is about gaining confidence in our innate qualities of basic goodness, kindness and intelligence and infusing this confidence into our everyday lives. While this is true for everyone, the LBGTQ community faces particular challenges within society which can be […]

Ways of Seeing and The Way of Nature: Contemplative Photography, Haiku and Deep Ecology

With John McQuade

June 27 - July 2, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
This program engages the contemplative arts of Nalanda Miksang photography and haiku. Haiku is a short contemplative poetic form that contains references to Nature. Nalanda Miksang photography is based on the Dharma Art teachings of Chogyam Trungpa.[…]

Five Wisdom Energies: Understanding the Feminine and Masculine of Who We Are

With Irini Rockwell

July 4 - 11, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
The Five Wisdoms, also referred to as the Five Buddha Families, are traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings relevant to these challenging times. The energies are a vehicle for self-discovery and a tool for working with others in everyday life, both personally and professionally. […]

Family Camp 2020

July 26 - August 2, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
Family Camp is a magical week for parents and children to spend together with friends old and new at Dorje Denma Ling. […]

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
Register now and get CAD $100.00 off the program price. Offer valid until May 23, 2020.
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
Register now and get CAD $50.00 off the program price. Offer valid until May 24, 2020.
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.

Vajrayogini Amending the Mantra Fire Offering

With Mark Nowakowski

December 3 - 13, 2020
Dorje Denma Ling
A fire offering to correct any mistakes that we have made during the mantra recitation of sadhana practice, so that we are more open to receiving ultimate siddhi.