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  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room – CAD $2,405.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy – CAD $1,805.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy – CAD $2,285.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $1,745.00
  • Shrine Room Floor: Garuda – CAD $1,385.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $1,085.00

Date & Time Details: Arrive Tuesday, October 22. Check-in is from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Atlantic. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Departure November 3 after clean-up and lunch.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

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

Contact: Amara McLaughlin-Harris
[email protected]

Finance Questions: Suzy Ulrich [email protected]

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Vajrakilaya Four Karmas Fire Offering

with Eve Rosenthal

October 22 - November 3, 2024

The wrathful deity Vajrakilaya embodies the enlightened activity of all the buddhas, and his practice is known for being the most powerful for removing obstacles, destroying the forces hostile to compassion and purifying the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age.

For those who have completed the Vajrakilaya retreat practice, the Four Karmas Fire Offering provides the opportunity to connect further with the wisdom mandala of Vajrakilaya and to engage more fully in all the karmas — the enlightened activities of pacifying, enriching, magnetizing, and destroying.

Who Can Attend

To attend this Four Karmas fire offering, you must have completed the Vajrakilaya retreat — either by number of mantras or by time.  If you completed by mantras, the Amending fire offering should be completed before attending this retreat.  (This program will not “count” as an Amending fire offering.)

Required Texts

The fire offering text for this program will be Quick Accomplishment of Buddha Activity.  It is specific to the Netik Phurba and different from the text used for Vajrayogini and Chakrasamvara fire offerings.  The liturgy is available for purchase from the NalandaTranslation Committee.

In addition to the Netik Phurba full retreat text, you will need the The Essential Daily Yoga text.

Overview of Schedule 

October 22  (Arrival Day)

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

October 23 Set-up shrine, hearth, and shrine room.

October 24 –  November 2Practice the Four Karmas at the hearth.

November 3 (Departure Day) Morning takedown and clean up.  Departure after lunch.

Retreat Cost

All prices are in $CAD
Tuition & Meals: $1,115
Lodging: Extra: varies by type. Visit the Registration Form or this page for a list of options and pricing.

Early Bird Discount of $100 applies if you register by August 15, 2024.

Generosity Policy: 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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Eve Rosenthal
Eve Rosenthal has been a practitioner and teacher in Shambhala for several decades. She spent many months in solitary retreat doing Vajrakilaya practice. She lead the first (and only) Vajrakilaya four karmas fire puja in the Shambhala community in 2009. Her course on the principles and short practice of Vajrakilaya can be found on the Shambhala Online platform. Eve leads programs for the public as well as advanced practitioners. She led several Warrior Assemblies in North America, Europe and South America, the first of which was the inaugural program at Dorje Denma Ling in 1993. Founder of Shambhala Online, Eve…
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