Program Listings


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.

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.

Krodhikali Weekend (On-land and Online)

With Mark Nowakowski

May 21 - 23, 2021
Dorje Denma Ling and Online
The prophecy of this terma precisely describes these current dark times of rampant disease, societal injustice and upheaval, and environmental destruction. Its compassionate practice is essential and helpful to all beings. Open to Vajrayogini practitioners who already have the lung, and for those who receive the lung in-person at the weekend.

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. […]

Shambhala Training Levels IV and V (On Land and Online)

With Alice Haspray and Richard Haspray

June 17 - 20, 2021
Dorje Denma Ling and Online
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. […]

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.

Vajrayogini Enriching Weekend 2021

With Mark Nowakowski

October 1 - 3, 2021
Dorje Denma Ling
Join us at Dorje Denma Ling for a truly enriching experience. Together we can increase all of our life, merit, prosperity, intellect, confidence, and wisdom of complete liberation. […]

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[…]

Shamatha-Vipashyana Dathün Following the Form Taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

November 6 - December 5, 2021
Dorje Denma Ling
Retreat is a potent way to deepen in the practice of meditation. In this month-long group retreat (dathün), students will develop a deep familiarity with shamatha-vipashyana meditation taught by Shakyamuni Buddha. Shamatha-vipashyana meditation helps us to make friends with ourselves and our circumstances, and re-discover our fundamental awake nature. […]