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 $1,075.00
  • Lodge: Couple Room - $55 Each per Night – CAD $1,075.00
  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room - $100 per Night – CAD $1,390.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy - $45 per Night – CAD $1,005.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy - $80 per Night – CAD $1,250.00
  • Off-Land Commuters - $10 per Day – CAD $760.00
  • (All prices include CAD $690.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival Saturday, July 4 no later than 5 pm. Departure Saturday July 11 after lunch.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Road Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

Tamsyn Loat
[email protected]

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Five Wisdom Energies: Feminine and Masculine Dynamics

With Irini Rockwell

July 4 - 11, 2020

The Five Wisdoms, also referred to as the Five Buddha Families, are traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings relevant to these challenging times.
The energies are a vehicle for self-discovery and a tool for working with others in everyday life, both personally and professionally.

Each of us possess all five energies. Depending on how awake we are to our fundamental nature, the energies can be expressed in ways that reflect our innate wisdom, or in ways that reveal our confusion. Moreover, according to the buddhist teachings, we all possess both feminine and masculine principles as part of our being, which means the five wisdom energies can be expressed as either a feminine or masculine dynamic — regardless of our sexual identity.

Through the practice of yogic postures, the energies of our outer, phenomenal world and our inner, psychological realm can be experienced and understood as five different qualities—simple presence, clarity, richness, passion and action—with infinite permutations.

Opening to our energy with gentleness and kindness allows us to develop unconditional confidence and a tender heart or maitri. We uncover our strengths and let them shine! We radiate a natural brilliance, our authentic presence.

For a further exploration of each of the five wisdoms, you invited to explore the teacher’s website.

What to Expect

5-wisdoms-roundThis program engages us in the immediate experience of embodied energy and the wisdom play of the mandala.

We will practice the Five Wisdom postures using coloured glasses that correspond to the particular energy we are exploring.

We will also do other experiential practices individually and with the group to explore the dynamics further. Through moving, vocalizing, and role playing, we will have insights that steer us towards the cultivation of the best within and around us.

These practices help us cultivate personal integration through direct experience of the basic elements of our existence: our body, emotions, thoughts, psychology, the spiritual dimension and surroundings. Discovering our unique way of perceiving and interacting with the world yields enormous insight into our patterns: what we think, feel, say, and do.

More specific information about what to bring and expect will be emailed to participants prior to the programs. If you have never been to Dorje Denma Ling before, please explore our website.

Who Should Attend

There are no pre-requisites for this course: everyone who is interested is invited to attend. However, enrolment is limited to 25 participants.

We will be exploring the feminine and masculine dynamics associated with each energy,

Please note also, if you have significant physical challenges, you may not be able to participant fully in the postures, which are done on floor mats. You are still welcome to attend and modify the postures as best you can from a chair.


Stay tuned. Registration will open soon.


The Five Wisdoms Institute (Irini Rockwell’s website)

The Five Buddha Families (Lion’s Roar article)

Embodied Transformation (Shambhala Times article)

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Irini Rockwell
Irini Rockwell has been internationally recognized for over 30 years as a Buddhist teacher, author, coach, and trainer. Her writings include two books are The Five Wisdom Energies, a Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions and Relationships (in 10 languages; published in 2002) and Natural Brilliance (published 2012). Of her calling, Irini explains, “For decades I have been deeply interested in the essence of who we are and how we can bring out our best to serve the world. The Five Wisdoms have been the vehicle to bring together my training in Buddhist dharma, psychology, meditation, (mindfulness and awareness), compassion, psychotherapy, leadership, mind/body disciplines,…
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