Program Details

Shambhala Training: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse, and Drala

with Mary Campbell
September 5 / 5:00 PM - September 11 / 5:00 PM

The Sacred Path program, now a core component of the Way of Shambhala curriculum, introduces further practices to develop warriorship and extend the student's training in meditation. These practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world.

This program will introduce the practice of “raising windhorse,” which opens the heart and refreshes one's confidence. This practice is a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur.

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression.

Over the last two decades, Dorje Denma Ling has proved to be a powerful and conducive environment for exploring these teachings, hosting many hundreds of practicioners delving into the Sacred Path. This week-long residential format is a rich opportunity to settle, deepen, and focus, surrounded by the beautiful nature and inspiration of generations of warriors.

The prerequisites for this course are completion of Levels I-V, the Everyday Life Series, and Rigden Weekend. 


Shastri Mary Campbell has been a student of Shambhala Buddhist for over 25 years. She has served as Resident Director of Shambhala Training at Karma Choling and Boston and travels extensively to teach within the Shambhala Community. She also teaches meditation within the health care context, and authored the chapter on mindfulness for the nursing text Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring. Shastri Mary Campbell lives in Halifax Nova Scotia, where she works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.




Full program tuition $575 plus accommodations:   

We invite all who are able to do so to pay the full tuition rate.  By doing so, you are 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. 

Additional donations help us provide discounted tuition fees and scholarships for others.

Discounted program tuition $425 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 .   If having 6 months to pay makes the discounted tuition possible for you, please choose this interest free option.  If you select this payment plan option, after finishing your registration, please call the registrar at DDL to set up the payment schedule.

***There is a $64 material fee not included in the above price for this program*** 


Please Note:  Above prices include meals but not accommodations or materials fee. 

We offer the following lodging options:

Staying off-land: $5 per person per day $ 30 for the program

Your Own tent: 10$ per person per night $60 for the program

Dorm tent (sleeps up to 8): $15 per person per night, $90 for the program

Wood Cabin: (sleeps up to 6) $ 25 per person per night $150 for the program

DDL tent:single occupancy $30 per night $180 for the program

Drala Cabin: double occupancy $40 per night $240 for the program

Hut: (double occupancy) $ 30 per person per night $180 for the program

Gyatso Lodge: $50 per night, $ 300 for the program 

Gyatso Lodge has double and triple rooms with shared hallway bathrooms.  The huts, tents, dorm tents and cabins share two outdoor bath-houses.


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 .  Please make a deposit after registering; you can do so with the Paypal page that comes up after registering, or by sending us a check or calling us with your credit card number.  You do not need a Paypal account to use the Paypal page; there is an option for credit cards there too.

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.

If you have any questions about the financial aid or payment plans, please contact us at 902-657-9085 or via email at Please note that we cannot arrange tuition discounts at registration.

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