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  • * Lodge Bundle Price: Double Occupancy – CAD $2,800.00
  • * Drala Cabin Bundle Price: Double Occupancy – CAD $2,650.00
  • (All prices include CAD $1,450.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival Monday, October 4th by 5 pm. Departure Wednesday, November 3rd after breakfast.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Road Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

Nancy Huszagh
[email protected]

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Mahamudra Datun: Cultivating Stillness and Insight

With Elizabeth Callahan, Scott Wellenbach and Nancy Huszagh

October 4 - November 3, 2021

In the mandala of mahamudra
Shines moonlight, pure and all-pervading
All apparent phenomena are the play of the mind.
All qualities are complete within the mind.

– Chögyam Trungpa; Sadhana of Mahamudra

Please join retreat leaders Elizabeth Callahan, Scott Wellenbach and Nancy Huszagh who are pleased to present a third intensive mahamudra retreat for 2021.

The retreat will follow a traditional three-year retreat format with four practice sessions per day, although the schedule is somewhat more relaxed.

Scott Wellenbach will lead the shamatha mahamudra for one week;  Elizabeth Callahan will teach the vipashyana investigations for one week, and Nancy Huszagh will lead the practice and discussion during the alternating weeks.

Our main practice text is the ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje’s Pointing Out the Dharmakaya, translated by the Vajravairochana Translation Committee. In addition we will use: Crying to the Guru From Afar by Jamgon Kongtrul, Lodro Thaye. You can purchase both texts and commentary for Pointing Out the Dharmakaya from Nalanda Translation.

You can purchase both texts and commentary from Nalanda Translation.

Prerequisites Apply

This is a vajrayana program restricted to tantrikas and sadhakas who have received pointing out instruction.

Questions? Wonder if you qualify? Please contact Nancy Huszagh.

Limited Program Size

Due to limited indoor housing at Dorje Denma Ling, we can accommodate only 28 participants at this retreat. If you are interested, please register early to secure your space. We are accepting registrations for full-attendance.

All-inclusive Tuition

Including Program, Housing and all Meals
$2,800 for Double Occupancy in Gyatso Lodge
$2,650 for Double Occupancy in a Drala Cabin

Repeating participants are entitled to half off the tuition portion of the retreat cost. If you are a repeater, simply let Guest Services know after you register, and a discount of $500.00 will be applied to your Guest Statement.
(Note: the housing portion and food expense portion are not eligible for discounts.)

Interested in a spreading out payments for this retreat? Please contact Suzy Ulrich to set up a Payment Plan.

Early Bird Discount: An Early Bird Discount of $100 will apply if you confirm your registration immediately upon opening of the payment portal. You will received an email as soon as we are able to confirm that registration is open.

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Elizabeth Callahan
Elizabeth Callahan began her contemplative training and Tibetan studies in 1977, and completed two three-year retreats at Kagyu Thubten Chöling, New York, under the direction of Kalu Rinpoche. She is a student of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, and has translated key texts of the Karma Kagyu tradition, including Mahamudra: Ocean of Definitive Meaning, Profound Inner Principles, and, most recently, Moonbeams of Mahamudra. She has been a Tsadra Foundation Fellow since 2002 and is the director of the Tsadra Foundation Studies Scholarship Program.
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Scott Wellenbach
Scott Wellenbach has been a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee for over 30 years. He was an early student of Trungpa Rinpoche and is now a member of Ponlop Rinpoche’s Nithartha faculty. Scott is known for his learned and accessible teaching style, with particular emphasis on Mahamudra instructions.
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Nancy Huszagh
Nancy became a student of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1979. In 2010, she completed the three-year-retreat at Söpa Chöling under the direction of Thrangu Rinpoche and subsequently assumed the role of Druppon for the latest retreat which concluded August 2017.
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