Program Listings

  • Lodge: Double Occupancy - $55 per Night – CAD $2,005.00
  • Lodge: Triple Occupancy Dorm with Bunk Bed - $45 per Night – CAD $1,895.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy - $45 per Night – CAD $1,895.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy - $80 per Night – CAD $2,280.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $1,785.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Single Occupancy - $60 per Night – CAD $2,060.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $1,785.00
  • Wood Cabin Dorm: Up to 4 People - $25 per Night – CAD $1,675.00
  • Your Own Tent - $20 per Night – CAD $1,620.00
  • Off-Land Commuters – CAD $1,565.00
  • (All prices include CAD $1,400.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival is after 3 pm on August 7th. Departure is after breakfast on August 18th.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 22 Balmoral Road, Tatamagouche, NS, B0K 1V0

Peggy Eyre
[email protected]
(902) 957-3443

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Warrior Assembly 2019

With Acharya Gaylon Ferguson and Shastri Mary Campbell

August 7 - 18, 2019

The Shambhala Office of Practice and Education and Dorje Denma Ling are pleased to offer Warrior Assembly for 2019.

Building on Enlightened Society Assembly and the Sacred Path programs, Warrior Assembly introduces powerful practices and teachings on the Ashe principle. This Assembly focuses on how to develop fearlessness in engaging as a warrior in the world. The preparation required for Warrior Assembly is listed below.

Warrior Assembly is a prerequisite for attending Sacred World Assembly.


Registering for Warrior Assembly is a three-part process as follows:

(1) Apply to the Office of Practice and Education at Shambhala International based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. You can apply to Shambhala International after January 3, 2019 here.  (Note: you will have to log into the Shambhala Database in order to complete your application.)
(2) If you are accepted to attend, you will receive an email including a special registration code. Return to this page, complete the registration and enter the code where asked.
(3) Pay your deposit. Your deposit reserves your spot in the program as well as puts you in the queue for housing.

The Office of Practice and Education endeavours to process applications as quickly as possible, but it can sometimes take up to 8 weeks. 


– Tuition is $1,400 and includes meals.
– An Early Bird Discount of $120 is offered if you register by May 7.
– Accommodations are extra.
– There is also be a materials fee of $225 for your brush, text and pin.

All prices quoted on this website are in Canadian currency. 


Please plan on arriving between 3 – 6pm on August 7, 2019, for check-in and registration. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:30pm. August 18 is departure day; you are free to leave at any time.


  • Enlightened Society Assembly (and its prerequisites)
  • Sacred Path programs (including Golden Key)
  • Basic Goodness series
  • Completion of a weekthün (in addition to the one done before Enlightened Society Assembly)
  • One letter of reference from your meditation instructor, centre director, shastri, or acharya
  • Membership in your local Shambhala Meditation Centre/Group or a Shambhala International membership. For more information on membership, contact your local Shambhala Centre or visit  If you live in a remote area where centre membership is not possible, you can become a member of Shambhala by contacting Thomas Cory at [email protected].


  • This program requires pre-authorization in order to register. An authorization code will be included in your acceptance letter.
  • Registration will open in the new year. Stay tuned for updates.


What to Bring & Expect at DDL
How to Get Here
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If you are qualified and interested in staffing Warrior Assembly, you can apply here.


Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
Soon after reading Meditation in Action, Gaylon heard the Vidyadhara teach several summer seminars in Vermont. In 1973, after giving a “particularly panic-stricken and disorganized ” open house talk, Gaylon joined Tail of the Tiger Buddhist Community (now Karme Choling) where he worked in the garden, set the tractor on fire, and took people into retreat. After attending the 1975 Vajradhatu Seminary, Gaylon taught briefly at The Naropa Institute, led a dathun at the now deceased Padma Jong, and finally returned to Karme Choling, first as a staff member in the practice and study department, and then as Executive Co-director.…
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Shastri Mary Campbell
Mary Campbell has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1981 and began teaching in 1986. She served as Shambhala Training Resident Director in Boston and at Karme Choling. In 2010, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed Mary as shastri for Halifax. Mary teaches widely, leading public programs, retreats, Way of Shambhala programs, and Enlightened Society and Warrior Assemblies. Mary is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry and Mental Health and for many years has taught meditation within health care settings — to patients, family members and health care providers. She has written on mindfulness for nursing publications and is a co-investigator…
Learn more about Shastri Mary Campbell