Program Details

Kurukullā Intensive

with Walker Blaine
November 22 / 5:00 PM - November 24 / 5:00 PM

Kurukullā Intensive

Shambhala Kurukullā practitioners are warmly invited to attend this autumn’s Kurukullā practice intensive at Dorje Denma Ling. The retreat will include all aspects of the sādhana including an extended feast practice dedicated to the development and prosperity of Dorje Denma Ling. The program will include presentations of any additional practice instructions given at the 2013 Kurukullā empowerments. There will be ample time for discussion of the sādhana along with extended practice.


Prerequisites: To attend this program you must be a Shambhala Werma or Vajrayogini practitioner who has received the Kurukullā empowerment and practice from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. If you are a Shambhala Werma or Vajrayogini practitioner and would like to receive the empowerment in order to attend the program, it will be offered in Halifax, Nova Scotia: July 31 – August 3 and at Dechen Choling: August 23 – 26.


Walker Blaine is Master of Liturgies to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Walker has studied and practiced the dharma in Shambhala since 1984. In addition to being a student of the Sakyong, he has studied intensively with Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. Walker’s ebook, The Great River of Blessings an account of the Rinchen Terdzö received by the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the winter of 2008-2009, can be downloaded at the Sakyong Foundation. His two CDs of Buddhist music can be sampled on iTunes and at Walker lives with his wife Patricia in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are both members of the Nalanda Translation Committee.

Full program tuition not including accommodations: $200  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 not including accommodationss: $140  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 everything it takes to keep DDL operating year-round.

Discounted tuition plus payment plan: $24 per month over six months   If having 6 months to pay makes the discounted tuition possible for you, please choose this interest free option.   The payments would be $24 per month for tuition; if you add lodging to the payment plan it would be $37/month.


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 $45 per night, so for this program the lodging cost would be an additional $90.  Huts and Cabins are not available as lodging options for winter programs. 

 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.

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

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