Program Listings


Winter Retreat Opportunities for the 2020/21 Season

Flexible Dates
Dorje Denma Ling
Dorje Denma Ling is pleased to offer winter retreats during the 2020/21 Season since programs have been suspended due to the Pandemic.

The Cycle of the Black Ashe Lectures by Robin Kornman Online

December 6, 2020 - March 7, 2021
Come join us in an exploration of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s terma texts and their relationship to Buddhist teachings such as buddha nature, saddhana practice, terma cycles, Ri-me movement, as well as to Tibetan culture, Bön, Confucianism and Taoism. The course combines Robin Kornman’s seminal lectures given at DDL in 2004 with live commentary and discussion led by well-practiced and studied teachers drawn from the various practice and study communities of our extended Shambhala world.

Earth Water Fire and All the Elements: Reading The Sadhana of Mahamudra as if for The First Time Online

With John Rockwell

January 9 - 30, 2021
Chögyam Trungpa received The Sadhana of Mahamudra in 1968 while in retreat at Taktsang cave in Bhutan. This liturgy evokes the highest view of mahamudra and ati, and yet is practiced at our centers by our whole community and newcomers alike. This course will explore four sections of the sadhana: taking refuge and arousing bodhichitta, the three leaps, the outer and inner visualization, and the concluding great empowerment of ultimate simplicity. We will end our fourth and final class with an online chanting of the sadhana and celebration. All are welcome.

Summer Set Up: Not exactly a party, but it’s fun!

April 10 - 11, 2021
Dorje Denma Ling
As is customary at Dorje Denma Ling, we schedule a Saturday and Sunday work gathering in the spring to help us get ready for the program season. All willing workers are welcome - there's more than enough to do, and jobs available that will suit all talents and skills.

Vajrayogini Weekend of Magnetizing 2021

With Mark Nowakowski

April 23 - 25, 2021
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 1 - 8, 2021
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. […]

Chariot of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat 2021

With Acharya Richard John.

June 4 - 6, 2021
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 2021

With Acharya Richard John

June 4 - 13, 2021
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. […]

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

With John McQuade

June 18 - 23, 2021
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.[…]

Profound Treasury: Entering the Path

With Catherine Neill

June 18 - 20, 2021
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.

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

With Irini Rockwell

June 26 - July 3, 2021
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. […]

Vajrayogini Amending the Mantra Fire Offering

With Mark Nowakowski

September 2 - 12, 2021
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.

Mahamudra Dathun: Cultivating Stillness and Insight

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

October 4 - November 3, 2021
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[…]