Registrations During Covid-19 Restrictions: Managing Uncertainty

Registration Tips for Out-of-Province Travellers

Dorje Denma Ling is looking forward to hosting onsite, in-person retreats during the 2021 Program Season. Although confident we will be able to host retreats on the land, we don’t yet know if there will be travel restrictions or gathering size limits that could require adjustments to participation levels. And it is likely that restrictions will change from month-to-month as control over the spread of the virus is managed.

We understand how difficult this makes planning for participants, so here are a few tips that might help you with the dance of uncertainty.

If you wish to attend a retreat at Dorje Denma Ling and live outside of the province of Nova Scotia, here are a few tips to help you decide whether to register immediately, or “wait and see:”

  1. Check the current Travel Restrictions on the front of our homepage which will tell you who can come to the land without needing to quarantine. These will be updated regularly.
  2. Obviously, you should also assess your government’s covid regulations to gauge whether or not it makes sense for you to travel (e.g., perhaps you would have to quarantine when you return home).
  3. If you wish to register and pay a deposit, you should understand that our Cancellation Policy applies should you need to retract your registration because of Travel Restrictions. For instance, for a deposit of $200, you would be charged $20.
  4. You can bypass paying a deposit by selecting “pay by cheque,” which will create a “Pending” registration in our software.
    • Payment is required in full two-weeks before start of a retreat.
    • However, you should note that “Pending” status does not guarantee you have reserved a spot in a limited-enrolment program.
    • You may be bumped if the enrolment limit has been reached by participants who paid a deposit. It is your decision regarding which risk you prefer to take: losing the registration, or getting charged the registration fee if you can’t travel to Nova Scotia.

We do hope you will be able to visit us at some point this Program Season, and look forward to hosting you!