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Date & Time Details: Sept. 30, 7:30 pm Opening Talk. Final Session October 2 from 1:30-3:30 Atlantic

Location: Online

Address: Online

Dan Schreibman
[email protected]
902-657-9085 ext 20

Finance Manager:: Suzy Ulrich [email protected]

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(Postponed) (Online) Chöd Gathering: Celebrating the Song of the Mother

With Kristine McCutcheon

September 30 - October 2, 2022

We regret that we had to postpone the Chöd Gathering scheduled to begin September 30th. We hope to run it at a future date. Please keep an eye on our website and newsletters for more information.


Note: This retreat is a hybrid. If you can’t join us in person, you can connect online via Zoom. If you are planning to come in person, please go here to register.


As in the sky, all clouds disappear into the sky, the sky itself
Wherever they go, they go nowhere;
Wherever they are, they are nowhere.

The same is the same for thoughts in the mind.
When mind looks at mind,
The waves of conceptual thought disappear.

                          — from Machig’s Last Instructions


During this retreat, practitioners from all Chöd traditions will study and practise together The Song of the Mother, a guru yoga of Machig, written by Karme Chagme with a commentary by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso.

If you are a Chödpa — come practise with those gathered at Denma Ling this weekend!

All Chödpas Welcome

This isn’t an introductory weekend. If you have a Chöd practice already — from any tradition, you are invited. If you have any questions about attending this Chöd gathering, please contact Kristine directly.

If you are not yet a Chöd practitioner, but would like to learn, please refer to this this online recorded training.

What to Expect

During this retreat, practitioners gathered at Dorje Denma Ling and those joining online from all Chöd traditions will study and practise together The Song of the Mother, a guru yoga of Machig. This will be our unifying theme for the gathering. (If you don’t have the liturgy, this will be shared with you.)

For those of us gathered at Dorje Denma Ling, we could also enjoy Chöd practices from other traditions. These sessions will not be available on Zoom for technical and logistical reasons. So if you live or are visiting Atlantic Canada, please come in person.

Please join as many of the hybrid sessions as you are able; we will be studying and practising the guru yoga text. If, however, you do miss a session, it will be recorded and a link posted on your Program Resource Page for you to watch (preferably) before the next session. These talks will be stored for a couple of weeks, but will not be available indefinitely.

We would also encourage you, if you are able, to make this weekend your own retreat. If you have friends who are Chödpas, you could get together with them for a practice session between the online practices.


Note: The sessions where participants should join online are marked as “hybrid.” All times are listed in Atlantic Time.
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7:30 pm: Talk: Introducing the Song of the Mother (hybrid)

9:00 – 10:50: The Song of the Mother Commentary & Practice Session (hybrid)
11:00 – 12:30: Chöd Practice Session (on your own)
3:00 – 4:30: The Song of the Mother Commentary & Practice Session (hybrid)
5:00 – 6:30: Chöd Practice Session (on your own)
7:30 – 9:00: The Song of the Mother
Commentary & Practice Session (hybrid)

9:00 – 10:50: The Song of the Mother Commentary & Practice Session (hybrid)
11:00 – 12:30: Chöd Practice Session (on your own)
1:30 – 3:30: The Song of the Mother Practice Session and Closing Circle (hybrid)


Suggested Tuition: $108 CAD

Note: You will have the option to pay less: you can pick a price anywhere between $54 and $108. 



Kristine McCutcheon
Kristine McCutcheon is a student of the dharma in all its myriad forms.  Madhyamika to Kyudo, ritual music to singing and dancing, solitary and group retreats. She is also a student of Chöd practice — just scratching the surface of the profound Mahayana teachings. Taking her teachers’ examples to heart, Kristine is a householder and lives with her partner in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, between the mountain and the ocean.      
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