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Emotional Spiritual Healing
  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room (13+ nights) – CAD $770.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy – CAD $570.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy – CAD $730.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $550.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $330.00

Date & Time Details: Arrival late afternoon, November 1. Departure November 5 after lunch (around 2pm).

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Road, The Falls, NS B0K 1V0, Canada

Contact: Karen Porterfield
[email protected]
902-657-9085 ext 14

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A Spiritual Approach to Healing

with Alain Beauregard

November 1 - 5, 2023

NOTE: This course is now being offered as a hybrid. If you wish to participate online, please go to this page to register.

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” — Pema Chodron

Tibetan Buddhists often consider a major disease like cancer to be a wakeup call. When we look at some of the deeper aspects of our being — such as spirituality, and decide to radically change the way we have been living so far, it may be possible to heal our entire being.

Practices such as meditation and compassion can help us to understand and accept the different treatments we may have to undergo while fighting a disease.

What to Expect

During this 4-day retreat, Alain Beauregard will share his personal journey of healing as we explore four main themes:

  • Our fundamental nature – a source of healing
  • Meditation – a practice to heal our being
  • The source of love within ourselves – discovering how to accept and become friends with ourselves
  • Visualizing and invoking – another way to heal our being

This approach introduces a holistic view on the topic of healing that allows us to deal with all physical, mental, and emotional suffering. It considers healing from the perspective of our entire being, not just the body. Whether the body dies or not, one can still live a profound experience of healing, hence being better prepared for death.

PLEASE NOTE: In case of serious illness, Tibetan teachers strongly advise everyone to follow the appropriate medical treatments in addition to using spiritual practices as an aid to healing.

A Note from the Teacher

This retreat will be a mix of teachings, reflection and contemplation as well as practices. The first sessions will cover the general perspective of healing and establish what we could call the “path of healing” in four topics. Then, each day, we will explore a different aspect of this path of healing, going deeper into teachings related to this topic, and actually doing some practice related to it. We will practise meditation, loving kindness and a specific visualization practice that is accessible to all, in short sessions, No previous experience is needed.
Sessions will be spacious, allowing for personal experience and integration to develop. Questions and interaction will be welcome. The objective is to develop an understanding of the path of healing, experience it together in short guided practices and become familiar enough to be able to use these tools in our life.

Who Should Attend

Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are new to meditation, instruction will be provided.


Arrival Day, November 1
Please arrive sometime in the afternoon, preferably by 5 pm to get settled in. Dinner is at 6:30. Program Orientation will begin sometime between 7:30 and 7:45 pm.

November 2-5
8:30 – 9:30: Breakfast
9:30 – 12:00: Morning Session*
12:30 -2:30: Lunch & Mid-Day Break
2:30 – 6:00: Afternoon Session
6:30 -7:30: Dinner
7:30 – 8:30: Optional evening activities

* Sessions include talks, meditation, discussion, tea breaks. Times are approximate, and may vary slightly.

Sunday November 5 will end with lunch and departure.


Tuition: $250
Meal Service: $80
Accommodations: Varies by Type of Accommodation ($15 – $90 per night). To view pricing by lodging type, visit this page.

Some scholarships are available for those with financial need. Please complete the Financial Aid Form and submit to [email protected].

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Alain Beauregard
Alain Beauregard is a physicist and a high-tech entrepreneur as well as a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. At the age of 46, Alain was diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer which was inoperable and had spread to such a point that his doctors said he was incurable. In less than 3 months of receiving chemotherapy combined with working on the emotional cause of disease and doing spiritual healing practices, his cancer went into complete remission. Alain has been ‘clean’ to this date. This life-changing experience inspired Alain to give public talks and workshops about the powerful tools that Tibetan Buddhism…
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