Program Listings

  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room – CAD $300.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy – CAD $210.00
  • Lodge: Couple's Room – CAD $300.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy – CAD $260.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $190.00
  • Shrine Room Floor (Garuda Room) – CAD $130.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $100.00
  • (All prices include CAD $100.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival Friday Afternoon Departure Sunday 5pm

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

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

Tamsyn Loat
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Vajrayogini Weekend of Magnetizing 2021

With Mark Nowakowski

April 23 - 25, 2021

Join Vajrayogini around the hearth to magnetize all good things for yourself and for Dorje Denma Ling.

Open to Vajrayogini sadhakas who have completed an Amending Fire Offering, this is a rare opportunity to engage in fire-offering practice for a weekend.

Fifteen years ago, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche gave us his blessing and permission to do this practice as a “rite-of-aid” for Dorje Denma Ling, Shambhala, and the entire world, and we have been doing so twice a year: Magnetizing in the spring, and Enriching in the fall.

For Magnetizing, we are attracting and gathering all good things, especially magnetizing the awake relationship between dharma teachers and students. This is a chance to deepen our practice, where everyone participates in the leadership roles of loppön, umdze, and chöpön. Please join us in this budding spring season for a powerful weekend practice.

Program Cost

$100 for the Fire Offering; accommodations extra.

Daily accommodation prices range from $15 (shrine room floor) to $100 (single private room).


Arrival: Friday Afternoon to set up Fire Offering    Dinner: 6:30pm

Saturday Practice: 7am to 9pm

Departure:  Sunday afternoon after clean-up… around 5pm

What to Bring

  • Vajrayogini Sadhana and Fire Offering liturgy insert
  • Your Kagyü and Shambhala chants
  • Red clothes and cushion covers if you have them. (Dorje Denma Ling has some for participant use)

Please join us at Dorje Denma Ling for this powerful weekend practice.


Mark Nowakowski
Mark Nowakowski met the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1972 and has been his student ever since. He currently studies with other Kagyü and Nyingma masters. Mark is a senior member of the Nalanda Translation Committee and a senior teacher in the Shambhala mandala. He did his first Fire Offering in 1985, and his second that same year with the Vidyadhara, and with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche the following year. Since then he has led many Amending and Four Karma Fire Offerings. In 2006, he requested the Sakyong’s blessing and permission to do weekend rite-of-aid fire offerings to benefit our mandala…
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