Program Details

Summer Vajrayana Group Retreat

with Tom Bell
July 19 / 4:00 PM - July 27 / 10:00 AM

This program has a FREE tuition option (only pay for meals and accomodation)!  This group retreat is open to all vajrayana students.  The daily practice schedule will fulfill the land center requirement for group ngondro and werma practice.

This retreat will take place during Family Camp, alongside a weekthun.  Come practice in an environment that includes all ages and practice levels, a a true mini enlightened society.  This program is eligible for accommodations-only pricing (free tuition) for those who need it.


Full program tuition $560 plus accommodations:  We invite all who are able to do so to pay the full tuition rate.  By doing so, you make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others, while also covering the direct cost of your stay here and contributing to our year round operations.   Interest free payment plans for 6 months are an option for those who choose this tuition level. 

Discounted program tuition $320 plus accommodations:  If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please pay the discounted rate if you can.  By doing so you contribute towards the cost of your being here and what it takes to keep DDL operating year-round.

Discounted tuition plus payment plan $53/month:   If having 6 months to pay makes the discounted tuition possible for you, please choose this interest free option.   The payments would be $35 per month for tuition; if you add lodging to the payment plan it would be an extra $17.50/month for a hut or cabin or an extra $46.67 per month for the Lodge.

FREE tuition:  Pay only $ 160 for eight days of delicious meals, plus accomodation. We offer a free tuition option for pratice intensives for those who need it.  You will be charged for meals and accommodations only.  

 If you select this payment plan option, after finishing your registration, please call the registrar at DDL to set up the payment schedule.

Please Note:  Above prices include meals but not accommodations.  For summer programs, we offer three lodging options:


Bring your own tent and set up on one of our tent platforms: free


Hut/cabin/dorm tent:     $20 per night,   $160 for the program


Gyatso Lodge:                $45 per night,   $360 for the program


Gyatso Lodge has double and triple rooms with shared hallway bathrooms.  The huts, dorm tents and cabins have 2 - 8 occupants and share an outdoor bath-house.

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 $40 per night.

To register please click on the "Registration" button below or call us at (902) 657-9085 .


 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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