Program Listings

  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room – CAD $300.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy – CAD $210.00
  • Lodge: Couple's Room – CAD $300.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy – CAD $260.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $190.00
  • Shrine Room Floor (Garuda Room) – CAD $130.00
  • (All prices include CAD $100.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Friday, May 7th, afternoon - arrive early if you can. Departure Sunday, May 9th, early evening after cleanup.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Rd, Tatamagouche, NS, B0K 1V0

Tamsyn Loat
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Vajrayogini Pacifying Weekend

With Mark Nowakowski

May 7 - 9, 2021

Fifteen years ago, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche gave us permission to do this practice as a rite-of-aid, and we have been doing the Enriching and Magnetizing since then.
This spring, for the second time, we will perform the fire offering to pacify any obstacles for Dorje Denma Ling, the Shambhala Mandala, and to bring peace and healing to the entire world. Please join us for a peaceful and powerful weekend of practice in the crystal white palace of Dorje Denma Ling. Our focus will be on pacifying and healing “all of the sickness, dons, and injuries of the three gates.”

Program Cost

$100 for the Fire Offering including food; accommodations extra.

Daily accommodation prices range from $15 (shrine room floor) to $100 (single private room).

Any alcohol purchases are the responsibility of the participants.


Arrival: Friday Afternoon to set up Fire Offering    Dinner: 6:30pm

Saturday Practice: 7am to 9pm

Departure:  Sunday afternoon after clean-up… around 5pm

What to Bring

  • Vajrayogini Sadhana and Fire Offering liturgy insert
  • Your Kagyü and Shambhala chants
  • White clothes and cushion covers if you have them. (Dorje Denma Ling has some for participant use)

Please join us at Dorje Denma Ling for this powerful weekend practice.



Mark Nowakowski
Mark Nowakowski met the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1972 and has been his student ever since. He currently studies with other Kagyü and Nyingma masters. Mark is a senior member of the Nalanda Translation Committee and a senior teacher in the Shambhala mandala. He did his first Fire Offering in 1985, and his second that same year with the Vidyadhara, and with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche the following year. Since then he has led many Amending and Four Karma Fire Offerings. In 2006, he requested the Sakyong’s blessing and permission to do weekend rite-of-aid fire offerings to benefit our mandala…
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