Program Listings

Register now and get CAD $50.00 off the program price. Offer valid until May 24, 2020.
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy - $55 per Night – CAD $335.00
  • Lodge: Couple Room - $55 Each per Night – CAD $335.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy - $45 per Night – CAD $315.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $295.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Single Occupancy - $60 per Night – CAD $345.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $295.00
  • Wood Cabin Dorm: Up to 4 People - $25 per Night – CAD $275.00
  • Your Own Tent - $20 per Night – CAD $265.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $225.00
  • (All prices include CAD $225.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival Friday, August 21 by 5 pm. Departure Sunday August 23 after afternoon tea.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Road Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

Tamsyn Loat
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Listening Mind Weekend Retreat – The Freshness of Impermanence

With Roger Guest

August 21 - 23, 2020

No matter where we are in life, every time we tune in to our perceptions we are invited to a fresh feast of aliveness. To fully taste this freshness we have to leave behind our preconceptions, even our identification with meditation practice. Focusing on the simplicity of Listening Mind, we will explore techniques that allow any situation – work, play, sitting, walking, being alone or with others – to support and deepen our connection to reality, to nature, to others and to ourselves.

Over the course of this weekend we will be spending a lot of time in nature. Participants are encouraged to bring sturdy walking shoes, a notebook and camera, and be prepared to engage in periods of silence and/or in focused discussions. The techniques presented are not difficult and tend to augment sitting meditation or other spiritual practices. However, if you have never been to Dorje Denma Ling, or have never connected to meditation, do not worry – all notions of being a beginner or an expert dissolve in the present moment.

Meditation instruction will be provided.

Who Should Attend

All interested teens and adults are welcome to attend. No previous meditation experience is required. Meditation instruction will be offered.


Includes all Meals.
$225 + accommodations
For a list of accommodation options, visit the Registration Page.
An Early Bird Discount of $50 is offered until April 30, 2020.

Accommodation rates vary according to your selection of tent, cabin or room in the lodge. Please select the “Register” button to view details.


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Roger Guest
Roger Guest began his formal study of Buddhism in 1973 and has been a dedicated practitioner and teacher for over 46 years.  As an active member in the Shambhala Buddhist community, Roger served as Executive Director of Karme Choling in Vermont from 1980 to 1986. After the death of his teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1987, Roger went on to acquire a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychology from McGill University, and subsequently established a career in mental health.  During the past 5 years Roger has been leading retreats that extend mindfulness practices “off the cushion,” and has enjoyed leading silent kayaking and nature-oriented youth retreats. Just…
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