Program Listings

  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room – CAD $300.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy $55 – CAD $210.00
  • Lodge: Couple's Room – CAD $300.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy – CAD $280.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $200.00
  • 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 for set up. Departure by 5pm Sunday.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Road, Tatamagouche, NS, Canada

Dan Schreibman
[email protected]
902-657-9085 Ext. 20

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Vajrayogini Enriching Weekend 2022

With Mark Nowakowski and Rhea Colmar

October 7 - 9, 2022

Join us at Dorje Denma Ling for a truly enriching experience.

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 Enriching, we are increasing “all of our life, merit, prosperity, intellect, confidence, and wisdom of complete liberation.”

This is your opportunity to deepen your practice and participate in the leadership roles of loppön, umdze, and chöpön.

Program Cost

$100 for the Fire Offering; accommodations extra

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

What to Bring

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

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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Rhea Colmar
Rhea Colmar, RN/BSN, LMBT weaves together years of experience in dance, yoga, qi gong, massage & bodywork, public health nursing, and mindfulness/meditation practices. Rhea began her journey at a young age as a dancer and yoga practitioner then became a massage therapist and began studying mindfulness/meditation practices in the 1990’s. Primarily practicing and studying Tibetan Buddhist approaches to meditation, Rhea is a student in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
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