Program Listings

  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room - $100 per Night – CAD $400.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy - $55 per Night – CAD $310.00
  • Lodge: Couple Room - $55 Each per Night – CAD $310.00
  • Lodge: Triple Occupancy Dorm with Bunk Bed - $45 per Night – CAD $290.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy - $80 per Night – CAD $360.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy - $45 per Night – CAD $290.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $270.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $270.00
  • Wood Cabin Dorm: Up to 4 People - $25 per Night – CAD $250.00
  • Your Own Tent - $20 per Night – CAD $240.00
  • Off-Land Commuters - $10 per Day – CAD $220.00
  • (All prices include CAD $200.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival Friday afternoon 4-6 pm. Departure Sunday 5 pm.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

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

Lu Slone
902-657-9085 ext 10

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Shambhala Art – Coming to Your Senses

With Stéphane Bédard

September 14 - 16, 2018

The practice of dharma art is a way to use our lives to communicate without confusion the primordial and magical nature of what we see, hear, and touch. — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

First thought is best in art. — William Blake


Part One: Coming to Your Senses

The creative process has more to do with perception than talent. It requires that we first perceive our world as it is before we can represent it in some form or use it as a launching pad for expression. Meditation helps this process by clarifying our perceptions, relaxing our relentless self-dialoguing, and revealing the source of creativity. Through meditation, we also learn that we can rest in “square one,” a state of mindfulness and awareness where our mind, body, and environment are synchronized and self-expression can transform into pure-expression.

Shambhala Art is a hands-on approach to creativity. This weekend retreat will consist of short meditation sessions and exploratory exercises using collage, poetry, and object arrangement.

For more information about Shambhala Art, visit the website Shambhala Art.  Also see the Spring 2017 Shambhala Art Newsletter for an article by Stéphane Bédard entitled If Sun Meets Wind, on the creative process.

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Stéphane Bédard
Stéphane Bédard is a student of the renowned Ikebana Master Seibi Watanabe Sensei. He has been teaching Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging) since 1987. A senior Shambhala Art Teacher in the international Shambhala Buddhist Community, he also teaches Shambhala Art workshops, the Way of Shambhala programs, and holds the title of Kalapa Ikebana Master Instructor. Stéphane lives in Montreal, and regularly travels to teach in various locations, including Nova Scotia, where he has dedicated students.  
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