Program Listings

  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room - $100 per Night – CAD $1,015.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy - $55 per Night – CAD $745.00
  • Lodge: Couple Room - $55 Each per Night – CAD $745.00
  • Lodge: Triple Occupancy Dorm with Bunk Bed - $45 per Night – CAD $685.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy - $45 per Night – CAD $685.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy - $80 per Night – CAD $895.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $625.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Single Occupancy - $60 per Night – CAD $775.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $625.00
  • Wood Cabin Dorm: Up to 4 People - $25 per Night – CAD $565.00
  • Your Own Tent - $20 per Night – CAD $535.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $415.00
  • (All prices include CAD $415.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival Friday, June 20th by 5 pm. Departure Sunday June 26 after lunch.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Road Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

Tamsyn Loat
[email protected]

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CANCELLED: Primordial Rigden Ngöndro & Werma Practice Intensive

With Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 20 - 26, 2020

Join Acharya Eric Spiegel and your cohort Shambhala vajrayana practitioners to accomplish your Primordial Rigden Ngöndro or Werma Sadhana Practice commitments.

This is a rare opportunity to go more deeply into your vajrayana practice, to explore the teachings of the Shambhala vajrayana path with the Acharya, and ask any lingering questions about the meaning of the practice that you may have.

Who Should Attend

This retreat is appropriate for tantrikas who are practicing the Primordial Rigden Ngöndro, for Werma Practitioners who have received the Rigden Abhisheka, and for Scorpion Seal Assembly graduates of years 1, 2 and 4.

Please indicate which practice(s) you will be doing the retreat on the registration form;

Due to the guided nature of this retreat, practitioners are encouraged to attend the full five-day retreat. Partial attendance may be accommodated by request, but students doing the full retreat will be giving priority choice for housing. If you wish to attend one or more days of the practice program, please email the Programs Manager indicating the practice you will be doing and your arrival and departure dates and times.


Includes meals. Accommodations are extra. All prices listed in $CDN.
For a list of accommodation options, visit the Registration Page.
An Early Bird Discount of $50 is offered until March 31, 2020.

Off-site Tuition

Includes Meals
An Early Bird Discount of $50 is offered until March 31, 2020.

Daily Rate

Includes Meals

Useful Links

What to Bring & Expect at DDL
How to Get Here
Financial Aid Form


Acharya Eric Spiegel
Acharya Eric Spiegel has been teaching in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition for over 40 years and has studied directly with both Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.   As an Acharya (which means “Teacher” in sanskrit) he is one of a small group of senior teachers empowered by The Sakyong to directly represent the Shambhala Lineage. In addition to a 40 year career in finance (from which he is retired!), Eric is known for his work with people with HIV and other life-threatening illnesses.  He teaches extensively on the topics of fearlessness in relating with Death and also on the place of “Wealth and…
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