Program Listings

  • Lodge: Double Occupancy - $55 per Night – CAD $810.00
  • Lodge: Couple Room - $55 Each per Night – CAD $810.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Single Occupancy - $60 per Night – CAD $835.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy - $80 per Night – CAD $935.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy - $45 per Night – CAD $760.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $710.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $710.00
  • Wood Cabin Dorm: Up to 4 People - $25 per Night – CAD $660.00
  • Your Own Tent - $20 per Night – CAD $635.00
  • Off-Land Commuters - $10 per Day – CAD $585.00
  • (All prices include CAD $535.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival is after 4 pm on Friday, September 13. Departure is after breakfast on Thursday, September 19.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

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

Peggy Eyre
(902) 657-9085 Ext. 15

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Celebrating the Vajrayana

With Acharya Christie Cashman

June 1 - 6, 2020

The vajrayana teachings are renowned for providing the strongest medicine in times of the greatest confusion. But it’s also during these times that practices such as invoking the deity, resting in the nature of mind, or engaging in sacred perception can feel very remote. Throughout this five-day retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods “touch the fruition,” and thus remind us of our inherent wisdom.

We’ll engage in practices such as Vajrakilaya, White Tara, and mahamudra, and separately practice Werma, ngöndro, Scorpion Seal. The program will include discussions with each group of practitioners, talks and personal interviews with the acharya. Lungs will be given for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s White Tara and The Short Daily Practice of Vajrakilaya by Mipham the Great—more information to follow.  Partial attendance is allowed. The program counts toward ngöndro, Werma and Scorpion Seal Assembly requirements.

We will discuss such topics as: Yeshe Tsogyal and the feminine principle; understanding the Heart Sutra’s message as the basis of vajrayana; the luminosity practice of kyerim; recognizing naked awareness whatever we are doing; relationship with a teacher; making direct contact with confusion in order to liberate it; and remembering our vajrayana training when we are nearing death. As Tulku Ugyen has said, “The ground is gold, and the path is gold mixed with impurities that are slowly being purified, and the fruition is buddhahood.”

Prerequisites: All those who have been to a Sacred World Assembly, Rigden Abhisheka, or Scorpion Seal Assemblies are welcome. Vajrayana students who have not attended one of these programs but wish to attend should email the Program Manager with more information.

Five-Day Program Tuition: $535

Partial Attendance Daily Rate: $125


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Acharya Christie Cashman
Christie first encountered the dharma as a young girl. During a long stay in Japan, she made daily visits to Buddhist and Shinto temples and began to feel a deep connection with the penetrating quietude of these environments. It was years later in 1968, while studying at the University of California in Berkeley, that Christie learned to meditate under the guidance of Suzuki Roshi. A few years later Christie picked up Trungpa Rrinpoche’s Meditation in Action.  Learning of Rinpoche’s “resonant and outrageous” lifestyle, she sold her belongings, packed a little bag and moved to Boulder, Colorado to become his student. That…
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