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I have been practicing meditation regularly for about 2 years and have had an art and writing practice for over 20 years. I recently completed my first long weekend silent retreat through the Regina Insight Mediation Society and now I feel drawn to going on a longer retreat. I am called to Shambhala Buddhist meditation and the Shambhala community and I am excited to have the chance to attend a Dathun for the first time. I am a painter and poet and I see my art practice and meditation practice as intricately interwoven.


I am a homeschooling mother of a teenager who has just graduated from high school. I grew up in the Canadian prairies in Saskatchewan. I am entering a new phase in my life where I am happy to be able to travel more and focus on my spiritual growth. My artwork can be seen at or

Main teachers

Chogyam Trungpa, Sakyong Mipham


I want to attend the Winter Dathun at the Shambhala Mountain Center. I am seeking help with covering my travel costs. I am grateful to have received a scholarship (Tending Space Fellowship for Artists) from the Hemera Foundation that covers the costs of my food and lodging for the length of the Dathun.


I am interested in volunteering my time at a Shambhala Buddhist land center. In 2017, I volunteered for one month at Dorje Denma Ling in Nova Scotia.

Cost breakdown

$564 USD flight
$158 USD round trip shuttle from DEN to SMC
$88 USD hotel one night upon arrival
$57 USD 7% fees

Funding until

15 December 2017 (Ended)

Amount Requested




Recent donations

  • I'll get you started! I wish you a wonderful time in Colorado.

    - Carol Ho


  • Go and learn Jana, and bring back your quiet wisdom for those of us that are still in the beautiful trenches of young children.

    - Anno


  • - Anonymous