Program Details

Mahamudra Vipashyana

with Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje
September 19 / 5:00 PM - September 28 / 11:00 AM

An eight day mahamudra retreat, based on instructions from Ninth Karmapa and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, integrated with our vajrayana training from the Vidyadhara and the Sakyong. We will practice key instructions from Karmapa’s short and long texts, Pointing Out the Dharmakaya and Ocean of Definitive Meaning.

Of special interest to  those participating in the Kagyu Mahamudra practice and study program, the retreat will include a review of key instructions on mahamudra shamatha, and it will also kick off the 2014-2015 study period, which will focus on talks 9 through 20 of the Khenpo’s 1993 teachings on mind and perceptions and the four stages of pointing out.

Mahamudra, the "great seal,” established as the basis for our vajrayana path by the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and encouraged by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, is revered as a powerful support for all other tantric practices. It is also extremely simple and direct. It is focused on recognizing and gaining confidence in the true nature of mind through direct experience--the essence of all vajrayana practice.

*Open to Shambhala tantrikas with vajrayana pointing out instruction

All first time participants must enter the retreat at the beginning and commit to the entire time. Students who have previously completed a Mahamudra retreat may request permission to leave earlier, if necessary.

Prices Include All Meals

Full program tuition (not including accomodation): $790  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 accomodation): $540  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 $90/month:   If having 6 months to pay makes the discounted tuition possible for you, please choose this interest free option.   The payments would be $90 per month for tuition; if you add lodging to the payment plan it would be added to the $90 per month depending on which lodging option you choose.

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

We offer the following lodging options:

Staying off-land:  $5 per person per day, $45 for the program

Your Own tent:  $10 per person per night, $90 for the program

Dorm tent (sleeps up to 8):  $15 per person per night,   $135for the program

Wood Cabin: (sleeps up to 6) $25 per person per night, $225 for the program

DDL tent:    (double occupancy) $20 per person per night,   $180 for the program

DDL tent:    (single occupancy) $30 per night, $270 for the program

Hut: (double occupancy) $30 per person per night, $270 for the program

Gyatso Lodge: (double occupancy) $50 per night,   $450 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.

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.

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

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