Program Listings

  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room – CAD $545.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy – CAD $410.00
  • Lodge: Couple's Room – CAD $545.00
  • Lodge: Triple Occupancy Dorm with Bunk Bed – CAD $380.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $395.00
  • Large White Tent: Double Occupancy – CAD $365.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $365.00
  • Wood Cabin Dorm: Up to 4 People – CAD $320.00
  • Bring Your Own Tent – CAD $290.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $245.00
  • (All prices include CAD $245.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival Thursday, June 17th by 5 pm. Departure Sunday June 20 after lunch.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling and Online

Address: 2280 Balmoral Road Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

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

With Alice Haspray and Richard Haspray

June 17 - 20, 2021

Shambhala Training: The Heart of Warriorship

On-land and online.  Spaces are limited on the land.  Be sure to register early.

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. These qualities arise out of meditation practice and study of Shambhala warriorship principles as taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.

You can read more about Shambhala Training and the path or warriorship in Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. (Chogyam Trungpa, 1984)


Shambhala Training Levels I through V are designed to be taken in sequence which follows the natural unfolding of our experience.  In order to register for this retreat, participants are expected to have completed Shambhala Training Level III.

Level IV: Awakened Heart

“Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you Awakened-heart-resized are connecting with your heart.  By simply letting your self be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy towards yourself. …

Such awakened heart comes from being willing to face your state of mind,”

– Chogyam Trungpa, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Level IV begins with the first talk on Thursday evening at 7:45, and continues through Friday. Level V begins on Saturday morning after breakfast. Both weekends consist of walking and sitting meditation, talks, silent periods, group discussions and individual conversations with a meditation instructor.

Level V: Open Skyopenskylevel5

“When you live your life in accordance with basic goodness, then you develop natural elegance. Your life can be spacious and relaxed, without having to be sloppy. You can actually let go of your depression and embarrassment about being a human being, and you can cheer up.

– Chogyam Trungpa, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Level V begins on Saturday morning after breakfast. The weekend consists of walking and sitting meditation, talks, silent periods, group discussions and individual conversations with a meditation instructor. Departure is after lunch on Sunday.

Participants are invited to join our our celebration of Mid summer’s day on Sunday, the 20th.


Includes meals. Accommodations are extra. All prices listed in $CDN.
$260 for the full retreat; $155 individually
For a list of accommodation options, visit the Registration Page.

Registration Options

(includes food, accommodations extra)

Virtual (Online)

Levels IV & V CA$260

Levels IV & V (online) CA$200

Level IV or V only CA$155 Level IV or V only (online) CA$95


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Alice Haspray
Alice began practicing meditation in 1967 with the beloved Zen master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind). After Roshi’s death in 1971, she continued on the path of meditation and study with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and was a close student until his death in 1987. After Trungpa Rinpoche’s death, Alice continued studying the advanced Shambhala teachings with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Trungpa’s eldest son. In 2010 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed Alice as a shastri or senior teacher in Nova Scotia, and in early 2013 the Sakyong and Pema Chödron requested her to serve as Gampo Abbey’s senior teacher in residence, which she did…
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