Program Details

Shambhala Guide Training

with David Sable
November 29 / 5:00 PM - December 2 / 5:00 PM

Shambhala Guides perform important support roles at their centers.  They can offer one-on-one meditation instruction at Open Houses, Dharma Gatherings and other programs and public practice situations.  They are also qualified to lead group discussions and give public talks.


1.     Completion of a Weekthun

2.     Completion of Shambhala Training Levels I – V

3.     Completion of Way of Shambhala 1 (or one year of Buddhist classes)

4.     Center Membership (exceptions can be made for people in small groups and remote locations)

5.     Active volunteer at local Center (exceptions can be made for people in small groups and remote locations)

6.     Three positive letters of recommendation: Center Director; Meditation Instructor or Practice Instructor; and Senior Teacher

7.     Has an on-going relationship to meditation practice

Application forms and Recommendations are due October 21st. 

To request an application for this program, please click here. To get recomendation forms, please click here

You can fax the completed forms to 902-657-0462 or mail completed forms to:

Dorje Denma Ling

2280 Balmoral Road

Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

The application fee is $30.  The application fee may be paid by phone at (902) 657-9085   or sent with application forms to: 

Dorje Denma Ling

2280 Balmoral Road

Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

Dorje Denma Ling offers 2 price options for this program.  Please choose the option that works best for you:

Full Program Tuition: $300 plus accommodations

This price covers virtually all of our actual operational costs for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Dorje Denma Ling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Denma Ling.

Discounted Program Tuition: $210 plus accommodations

This price reflects our commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.

Please Note:  Above price includes meals but not accommodations. For winter programs, double and triple rooms with shared hallway bathrooms are available in Gyatso Lodge for $35 per night, so for this program the lodging cost would be an additional $105.  Huts and Cabins are not available as lodging options for winter programs.  If you are interested in a single room, please contact us about two weeks before the program begins, and depending on the number of registrants, we may be able to offer you this option for an additional $35 per night.


All program costs at Dorje Denma Ling are workable.  With either of the tuition choices above, we can provide a payment plan of up to 6 months, and we also match all scholarships that local Shambhala Centers grant to help their members attend programs.  If you have any questions about the financial aid or payment plans, please contact us at 902-657-9085    or via email at  at least two weeks before the program begins.  Please note that we cannot arrange tuition discounts at registration.



Deposits will be refunded up to 30 days prior to the program, less a 10% administration fee. Deposits will be 50% refunded up to 10 days prior to the program. There is no refund of deposits for cancellations less than 10 days 
before the start of a program.



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