Program Listings

  • Lodge: Double Occupancy - $55 per Night – CAD $540.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Single Occupancy - $60 per Night – CAD $555.00
  • Lodge: Triple Occupancy Dorm with Bunk Bed - $45 per Night – CAD $510.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy - $80 per Night – CAD $615.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy - $45 per Night – CAD $510.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $480.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $480.00
  • Wood Cabin Dorm: Up to 4 People - $25 per Night – CAD $450.00
  • Your Own Tent - $20 per Night – CAD $435.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $375.00
  • (All prices include CAD $375.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival 4-6pm Friday Departure Monday around 4:30 or 5:00 pm

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

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

Peggy Eyre

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The Golden Key

With Christine Heming

August 2 - 5, 2019

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world around us.

This extended weekend retreat presents the teachings from the Shambhala root text The Letter of the Golden Key. These teachings explore our relationship to the “material world” through our sense perceptions. We will learn the practice of enriching presence—the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within ourselves, phenomena, and the natural world.


Completion of the Sacred Path levels Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse, Drala, and the Four Dignities (Tiger, Lion, Garuda, Dragon)


  • The program cost – $375, includes a materials fee of $50. All costs are in Canadian currency.
  • If you are also attending Warrior Assembly 2019, there will be no charge for staying the extra night at Dorje Denma Ling (i.e., August 5 – departure date for those not attending the assembly).


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Christine Heming
Christine Heming has been a meditation instructor and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist community for over 40 years. She is a board member of the Centre for Local Prosperity, a nonprofit society promoting new economic models that invite a balance between economic development and the preservation and restoration of natural systems. She holds the view that it is possible for human society to flourish within the ecological limits of the earth. This cultural shift means reconnecting with our longing for peace, social justice, and a caring community. She lives with her husband, Gregory Heming and their dog Bonnie on a…
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