Program Listings

Register now to get CAD $50.00 off retreat tuition. Discount valid until May 31, 2020.
  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room - $100 per Night – CAD $450.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy - $55 per Night – CAD $360.00
  • Lodge: Couple Room - $55 Each per Night – CAD $360.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy - $45 per Night – CAD $340.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy - $80 per Night – CAD $410.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $320.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Single Occupancy - $60 per Night – CAD $370.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $320.00
  • Your Own Tent - $20 per Night – CAD $290.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $250.00
  • (All prices include CAD $250.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival 4-6pm Friday Departure Sunday around 4:30 or 5:00 pm

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

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

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Meditation, Health and Healing Retreat

With Mary Campbell

August 28 - 30, 2020

A Weekend Retreat for Health Care Providers, Caregivers and People Experiencing Illness

The essence of meditation is simply being. It’s a way to connect with basic healthiness and nurture the human capacity for awareness, compassion and skilful action.

The practice of mindfulness meditation has been recognized as an effective approach to health promotion and stress management. Approaches based on mindfulness have been found effective in reducing physical and psychological distress and improving quality of life for individuals with a wide range of health related issues. For clinicians and caregivers, mindfulness has been found to reduce stress, strengthen compassion and reduce the risk for burnout.

What to Expect

This weekend retreat will include mindfulness awareness meditation, compassion practice, contemplation and contemplative movement. There will be opportunities for dialogue and discussion. We will explore the meaning of health and healing and the various ways that mindfulness meditation has been taken up – including modifications such as trauma-sensitive approaches. There will be time to be outdoors and enjoy the beautiful land of Dorje Denma Ling.

The retreat will be led by Shastri Mary Campbell, a senior teacher within the Shambhala-Buddhist tradition and a mental health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Mary has extensive experience teaching mindfulness within a health care context, to people experiencing illness, family members and health care providers.

Who Should Attend

Health care providers, caregivers and anyone experiencing illness will benefit from this retreat.

No prior experience with meditation is necessary.


$250 includes all meals. Accommodations are extra.
An Early Bird Discount of $50 applies until May 31, 2020

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Mary Campbell
Shastri Mary Campbell is a meditation instructor and teacher within the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry and Mental Health.  Since 2010, she has served as shastri (senior teacher) for the Halifax Shambhala Centre.  Mary has trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and for many years has taught mindfulness within health care settings.  She has written on mindfulness for nursing publications and is a co-investigator in mindfulness research.
Learn more about Mary Campbell