Program Listings

  • Lodge: Double Occupancy – CAD $315.00
  • Large White Tent: Single Occupancy – CAD $335.00
  • Large White Tent: Double Occupancy – CAD $285.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $285.00
  • Wood Cabin Dorm: Up to 4 People – CAD $255.00
  • Bring Your Own Tent – CAD $235.00
  • Shrine Room Floor (Garuda Room) – CAD $235.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $205.00
  • (All prices include CAD $205.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival Friday, June 4 by 5 pm. Departure Sunday June 6 after afternoon tea.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Road Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

Contact:
Tamsyn Loat
[email protected]
902-657-9085

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Chariot of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat 2021

With Acharya Richard John.

June 4 - 6, 2021

This weekend retreat is open to all practitioners—newer students and tantrikas—who wish to deepen their meditation practice. Mahamudra, the “great symbol,” is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also extremely simple and direct. This retreat will be a pre-vajrayana introduction.

We will deepen the practices of shamatha and vipashyana meditation to look at the mind and sense perceptions, with emphasis on direct personal experience. Acharya John will give an overview talk on Friday evening and lead the program all day Saturday and Sunday with commentaries and instruction. We will maintain silence during the day, with open discussion each afternoon.

Attendance

Participants should begin at the beginning and commit to the full weekend. The suggested prerequisite for the retreat is Level One or an introduction to meditation program at any Shambhala Centre, but any practitioner may attend with the recommendation of a senior Meditation Instructor.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please email the Program Manager at [email protected].

Tuition

Includes Meals. Accommodations are additional. All prices are in $CDN.
$225

For a list of accommodation options, visit the Registration Page.

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How to Get Here
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Leader

Acharya Richard John.
An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and Mexico. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz live in Halifax.
Learn more about Acharya Richard John.