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  • Shrine Room Floor (Garuda Room) – CAD $695.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $590.00
  • * Lodge Bundle Price: Single Occupancy – CAD $1,185.00
  • * Lodge Bundle Price: Double Occupancy – CAD $905.00
  • * Drala Cabin Bundle Price: Single Occupancy – CAD $1,115.00
  • * Drala Cabin Bundle Price: Double Occupancy – CAD $870.00
  • (All prices include CAD $590.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival afternoon on Saturday May 15. Departure Sunday May 22 after breakfast.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

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

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

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Shambhala Meditation Weekthün 2021

With Tom Bell, Senior Teacher

May 15 - 22, 2021

“Shambhala meditation is synchronizing with our own genuineness; it is the act of being. Through this process we discover reality with three gestures – feeling, being, and touching… the mind progressively develops strength and trust in basic goodness, finally reaching full saturation with its own understanding and experience. When we have a strong mind, no matter what thoughts occur, we maintain our mental seat.”
— Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Shambhala Meditation is a unique approach to mindfulness-awareness practice that invites the meditator to explore directly the qualities of feeling, being and touching the goodness that is fundamental to our basic human nature. As such, it invites us to relate to our direct experience and go beyond superficial thinking.

Retreat is a potent way to deepen in the practice of meditation. In this week of group retreat (weekthün), we will explore Shambhala Meditation, the felt personal experience of our humanity. This program will also include gentle physical activity, talks, silence, individual and group instruction and discussion.

Open to all; beginner and experienced meditators of all levels are warmly invited to attend. Full attendance meets the weekthün requirement that is a prerequisite for various advanced programs.

No partial attendance is accepted.

NOTE: Those who have completed this retreat in previous years may leave early if necessary, but must begin with the group on October 17. If you are repeating and need to leave early, please let the Program Manager know so that your housing cost can be adjusted. 


Tuition: $450 CAD
Meals: $140 CAD
Accommodations: Extra. Prices vary. (Options can be viewed on the Registration Page.)

Repeating participants are entitled to half off the tuition portion of the retreat cost. If you are a “Repeater,” email Guest Services to apply the discount.

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Tom Bell, Senior Teacher
Shastri Tom Bell became a student of the Vidyadhara in 1972, and has been active since then in direct service to both of the Sakyongs and also to the current Sakyong Wangmo. He was on the staff of RMDC (Shambhala Mountain Centre) in the mid-70s, was the director of Karme Choling from 2000-2003, and has been an active Shambhala teacher since 1976. He has worked to support his family through a career in business and economic development in Colorado and Nova Scotia. His immediate family now numbers fifteen, including his wife, three children, their spouses, and seven grandchildren. He was…
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