Program Listings

  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room - $100 per Night – CAD $240.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy - $55 per Night – CAD $195.00
  • Lodge: Couple Room - $55 Each per Night – CAD $195.00
  • Lodge: Triple Occupancy Dorm with Bunk Bed - $45 per Night – CAD $185.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy - $45 per Night – CAD $185.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy - $80 per Night – CAD $220.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $175.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Single Occupancy - $60 per Night – CAD $200.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $175.00
  • Wood Cabin Dorm: Up to 4 People - $25 per Night – CAD $165.00
  • Your Own Tent - $20 per Night – CAD $160.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $140.00
  • (All prices include CAD $140.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival Saturday Morning June 20th no later than 9 am. Departure Sunday June 21 after lunch.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Road Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

Tamsyn Loat
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CANCELLED: Shambhala Training Level V

With Alice Haspray

June 20 - 21, 2020

Shambhala Training: The Heart of Warriorship

Shambhala Training: The Heart of Warriorship is a series of five secular meditation retreat weekends that help us develop fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. These qualities arise out of meditation practice and study of Shambhala warriorship principles as taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.

You can read more about Shambhala Training and the path or warriorship in Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. (Chogyam Trungpa, 1984)


Shambhala Training Levels I through V are designed to be taken in sequence which follows the natural unfolding of our experience.  In order to register for this retreat, participants are expected to have completed Shambhala Training Level IV.

Level V: Open Sky

“When you live your life in accordance with basic goodness, then you develop natural elegance. Your life can be spacious and relaxed, without having to be sloppy. You can actually let go of your depression and embarrassment about being a human being, and you can cheer up.

– Chogyam Trungpa, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior openskylevel5

Level V begins on Saturday morning after breakfast. The weekend consists of walking and sitting meditation, talks, silent periods, group discussions and individual conversations with a meditation instructor. Departure is after lunch on Sunday.


Accommodations are extra. All prices listed in $CDN.
For a list of accommodation options, visit the Registration Page.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are coming just for Level V, you should arrive Saturday morning no later than 9 am. You are welcome to arrive earlier for breakfast at 8 am, or you can choose to arrive Friday evening and join the discussion group. The Registration Page will let you select an extra night’s stay if you prefer to arrive Friday evening.

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Alice Haspray
Alice began practicing meditation in 1967 with the beloved Zen master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind). After Roshi’s death in 1971, she continued on the path of meditation and study with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and was a close student until his death in 1987. After Trungpa Rinpoche’s death, Alice continued studying the advanced Shambhala teachings with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Trungpa’s eldest son. In 2010 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed Alice as a shastri or senior teacher in Nova Scotia, and in early 2013 the Sakyong and Pema Chödron requested her to serve as Gampo Abbey’s senior teacher in residence, which she did…
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