Program Listings

  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy (1-12 nights) – CAD $1,330.00
  • Gyatso Lodge: Single Occupancy (1-12 nights) – CAD $1,230.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy – CAD $880.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $855.00
  • Large White Tent: Single Occupancy – CAD $1,030.00
  • Large White Tent: Double Occupancy – CAD $805.00
  • Wood Cabin: Single Occupancy – CAD $1,030.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $805.00
  • Bring Your Own Tent: Platform Provided – CAD $755.00
  • Bring Your Own Tent: No Platform Provided – CAD $680.00
  • Shrine Room Floor: Garuda – CAD $705.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $580.00

Date & Time Details: Arrive Tuesday, July 2nd. Check-in is from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Atlantic. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Departure July 7 after lunch.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Rd, The Falls
Nova Scotia, B0K 1V0, Canada

Contact: Amara McLaughlin-Harris
[email protected]

Finance Director: Suzy Ulrich [email protected]

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[Hybrid] A Spiritual Approach to Healing Retreat

with Alain Beauregard

July 2 - 7, 2024

[PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in attending online, please go here for information and to register: [Online] A Spiritual Approach to Healing Retreat.]

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, like 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.

This program will introduce 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 have a profound experience of healing, and thereby be better prepared for death.

We will explore four main themes and become familiar with specific guided practices and contemplations for each theme:

  • Our fundamental nature – a source of healing
  • Meditation – a practice to heal our being
  • Discovering the source of love within – to accept and become friends with ourselves
  • Visualising and invoking – a profound way to heal our being

Please Note: In cases of serious illness, Tibetan teachers strongly advise everyone to follow appropriate medical treatment and benefit from a spiritual approach in addition.

What to Expect

During this retreat, we will explore and practice the path of healing from a spiritual and emotional perspective. During the first weekend we will explore the path of healing based on Alain’s experience of healing a terminal cancer. The next five days will be focused on practice to allow us to enter gradually into the various healing practices and spend time familiarizing ourselves and experiencing them deeply.

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 both in guided and individual practices and become familiar enough to be able to use these tools in our life. No previous experience is needed.

Who Should Attend

Everyone is welcome to attend. This is a public program for all who have interest in exploring the nature of true healing and particularly those who currently face health issues and want the opportunity for deeper healing practice. For those who are new to meditation, instruction will be provided.

Overview of Schedule 

July 2  (Arrival Day)

  • Check-in is open from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Please try to arrive before 5 p.m. to settle in before dinner if you are able to.
  • Dinner is at 6:30.
  • There will be an orientation session around 7:30 after dinner.

July 3 –  July 6

  • 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Sessions include talks, meditation, discussion, tea breaks. Evening sessions optional.
  • Includes breaks for meals and rest time.

July 7 (Departure Day)

Program concludes after 12:30 lunch.

Retreat Costs

All prices are in $CAD. Please consider paying by e-transfer, cheque, or cash. Saving transaction fees helps us keep the Centre going.
Tuition & Meals: CA$580
Lodging: Extra: varies by type. Visit the Registration Form or this page for a list of options and pricing.

Access to a recorded version of the program will be included as a gift for all participants.

Generosity Policy: We have a donor-supported pay what you can policy and scholarships available. If you need financial assistance in order to attend, please complete this form and our Finance Director will contact you. If you have questions or would like to set up a payment plan, contact our Finance Department at [email protected].

Covid Considerations 

Please read the full details of our Covid policy here.

Registration and Cancellation Policies

Please take note that our registration and cancellation policies have been updated. You can read our registration and cancellation policies here.

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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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