Program Listings

Prices are determined by the housing you selected: $70 per night for double-occupancy in the lodge or drala cabin; $50 per night for double-occupancy in a wood cabin or white tent; $100 per night for single-occupancy in the lodge or drala cabin; $80 per night for single-occupancy in a wood cabin or white tent.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Rd, Tatamagouche, NS, B0K 1V0

Contact:
Tamsyn Loat
[email protected]
902-657-9085 ext 10

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In-House Retreats

Flexible Dates

Opportunities for In-House Retreats at Dorje Denma Ling

Dorje Denma Ling is pleased to host individual and small group, self-organized retreats during our program season based on the availability of accommodations. In-house retreatants will enjoy the support and care offered by our resident community during their stay. They can also spend time outdoors enjoying the natural, elemental beauty of the land and commune with the many local dralas.

This invitation is open to all who are drawn to experience the rhythm of daily life at Dorje Denma Ling, while undertaking a personal contemplative or meditative retreat.

At this point in time, Dorje Denma Ling is not set up to support solitary retreats. Those looking for a private cabin to conduct a solitary retreat should contact the retreat master at the Milk Lake Retreat Centre.

Individual In-House Retreats

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  • Will be supported by the Dorje Denma Ling staff, including the provision of three nutritious meals per day.
  • Are welcome to join the staff during their morning and evening practice sessions and share in light community chores.
  • Are welcome to practice in the staff shrine room during any other time of day.
    Minimum stay 2 nights.

Shrine set up in rooms or cabins is the responsibility of the retreatant.

Small Group In-House Retreats

  • Must be self-organized and self-staffed.in-house retreat 3
  • Will be supported by the Dorje Denma Ling staff, including the provision of three nutritious meals per day.
  • Are welcome to join the staff during their morning and evening practice sessions, and share in light community chores.
  • Will be provided with a shrine room space appropriate to the group practice as required (e.g., Werma, Ngondro, Vajrayogini, etc.) Special shrine set-up will be the responsibility of the group, but Dorje Denma Ling can supply the shrine objects required.

Pricing for Individual and Group In-House Retreats

  • $70 per day, includes meals and double-occupancy accommodation fitted with electricity (lodge rooms; drala cabins). Night sky
  • $50 per day, includes meals and double-occupancy accommodation without electricity (wooden cabins, white tents). Note that this option is available June through September as weather permits.
  • For longer group retreats, a minimal per person charge of $5 may apply to help cover the cost of shrine supplies. Purchase of alcohol for feast practice will also be the responsibility of retreatants.
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights.

Retreatants will be assigned accommodations separate from program participants. If you need to be guaranteed a private room during your stay, rates are $100 or $80 respectively.

How to Book In-House Retreats

In-house retreats are scheduled based on availability of accommodations after program registrations have closed, or between programs scheduled.

Our 2020 Season runs from April 17th to December 13th. Please contact Guest Services directly with your email and phone number. We’ll get back to you with details of availability of dates and accommodation types.