Program Listings

  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy (1-12 nights) – CAD $648.00
  • Gyatso Lodge: Single Occupancy (1-12 nights) – CAD $588.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy – CAD $378.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $363.00
  • Shrine Room Floor: Garuda – CAD $273.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $198.00

Date & Time Details: Arrival Thursday between noon and 3pm. Dinner at 6:30pm. Departure Sunday, late afternoon after take-down.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

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

Contact: Amara McLaughlin-Harris
[email protected]

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Vajrayogini Magnetizing Fire Offering

with Mark Nowakowski

June 13 - 16, 2024

Join Vajrayogini around the hearth to magnetize all good things for yourself and for Dorje Denma Ling.

Open to Vajrayogini sadhakas who have completed an Amending Fire Offering, this is a rare opportunity to engage in fire-offering practice for a weekend.

We have been doing this practice as a “rite-of-aid” for Dorje Denma Ling, Shambhala, and the entire world twice a year: Magnetizing in the spring, and Enriching in the fall.

For Magnetizing, we are attracting and gathering all good things, especially magnetizing the awake relationship between dharma teachers and students. This is a chance to deepen our practice, where everyone participates in the leadership roles of loppön, umdze, and chöpön. Please join us in this budding spring season for a powerful weekend practice.


Arrival: Thursday afternoon set up of shrine and hearth.  Dinner at 6:30pm.

Friday and Saturday Practice: 7am to 9pm

Departure:  Sunday afternoon after clean-up, approximately 5:30pm.

What to Bring

  • Vajrayogini Sadhana and Fire Offering liturgy insert
  • Your Kagyü and Shambhala chants
  • Red 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.


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
: $198
Lodging: Extra: varies by type. Visit the Registration Form or this page for a list of options and pricing.

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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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…
Learn more about Mark Nowakowski