Generosity Policy

The Truro Shambhala Group thrives due to the generosity of our program participants, friends and members. Our Generosity Policy is meant to make our program offerings available to all who wish to participate.

If a “program price” is an obstacle for you, you may “pay what you can afford”.  For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full program price.

Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

Sydney Cape Breton Shambhala Meditation Group

Nyinthun - a day of meditation

—November 17th

Nyinthun Nyi means day and Thun means meditation session. Come and join in a day of silent meditation. The day starts with a bit of an orientation and tea and then we settle in to sitting and breathing and walking and not talking and coming back to o Continue »

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

with Alice Haspray, Richard Haspray, Theresa Milligan

(2020)

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Sadhana of Mahamudra practice

with Jane Hester

December 7th—December 26th

Tatamagouche Shambhala Meditation Group

Tibetan Buddhist Path

April 8th—October 28th

The Tibetan Buddhist Path - A series of talks by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche from the summer of 1974 deliverred at Naropa Institute. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Taste of Shambhala: Open House & Community Gathering

September 18th—February 19th (2020)

Please join us each Wednesday from 6-8:30pm for food, conversation and meditation at the Shambhala Centre. Meditation instruction provided. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Robert Gailey & Liz Richardson

September 19th—October 24th

This first course in the Basic Goodness Series focuses on our understanding of self, thorugh meditation, contemplation, traditional Buddhist teachings, and Shambhala teachings on Basic Goodness. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Being Tara: Uniting the Dharma that is Taught and the Dharma that is Experienced

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal & Basia Solarz

September 24th—October 22nd

In this series of gatherings, we will explore cultivating compassion through White Tara practice and how it can support our activity, uplift our attitude and enlarge our perspective. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Mahamudra Retreat: Cultivating Stillness and Insight

with Elizabeth Callahan, Scott Wellenbach, Ani Palmo, Nancy Huszagh

October 16th—November 17th

Join us for a month-long mahamudra retreat based on the shamatha and vipashyana meditation instructions from the ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje’s "Pointing Out the Dharmakaya," translated by the Vajravairochana Translation Committee. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Doug van Hemessen photography show: Meet the artist reception

October 20th

Artist Doug van Hemessen is showing in our community room through October. Meet the artist at a reception on Oct. 20 at 4PM. Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Level I Shambhala Retreat Weekend

with Craig Schneider

October 26th—October 27th

Open to everyone. Newcomers and experienced practitioners alike are invited to this Level I Shambhala Training weekend retreat which offers an introduction to mindfulness meditation. Continue »

Annapolis Shambhala Meditation Group

Being Compassion: The Practice of White Tara, guided by Acharya Eve Rosenthal

October 26th—October 27th

A weekend retreat to explore the practice of White Tara, associated with the nurturing aspect of protection from obstacles and fear. We will be using a brief practice familiar to some of us that was written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Krodhikali Lung for Vajrayogini practitioners

October 26th

For Vajrayogini practitioners only: the reading transmission for the Play of the Great Secret Dakini. This is a Krodhikali Sadhana discovered by the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche as a terma when he was a teenager in Tibet. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Nalanda Translation Committee Slideshow and Presentation: Our Fourth Journey to the East

October 26th

The Translation Committee invites you to join us for a presentation on our fourth journey to the East to work with Karma Senge Rinpoche on the Collected Tibetan Works of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Clarifying the Natural State - A Principal Guidance Manual for Mahamudra

with Acharya Lodro Dorje Holm

October 26th—May 23rd (2020)

Discussion and practice based on this classic by Dagpo Tashi Namgyal (1511 - 1587), who was one of the teachers of the Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje, and author of the long text Moonbeams of Mahamudra, as well as texts on the Six Yogas. Open to all Vajraya Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Practice

October 27th—January 22nd (2020)

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is open to the entire Shambhala community and is practiced on or near the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Bodhisattva Vow Preparatory Class

with Linda Kreger

October 28th—November 4th

Prepare to take the Bodhisattva Vow for the first time or to renew your vows. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Refuge Vow preparatory classes

with Amos Peres

October 28th—November 4th

Preparation for taking and deciding to take the Refuge Vow. Continue »

Moncton Shambhala Meditation Group

White Tara

November 1st—November 3rd

White Tara - A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Day

November 2nd

A full day of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice, i.e. at Shambhala Meditation Weekthun or BG1 class. Continue »

Prince Edward Island Shambhala Meditation Group

Level I Shambhala Retreat

with Shastri Veit Weber

November 2nd—November 3rd

Join us for this Shambhala Level I Retreat introducing the practice of mindfulness meditation as a vehicle for uncovering our inherent goodness, wisdom & compassion. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Reading the Tibetan Book of the Dead on the Day of the Dead

November 2nd

Annual reading out loud of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. It is said that the more familiar one becomes with the bardo teachings from the traditional text, Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo, the more likely one is to recall the instructions at Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Avalokiteshvara Feast

November 3rd

Quarterly feast practice for tantrikas who have received the Avalokiteshavara abhisheka or lung. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Julia Sable & Seth Levinson

November 8th—November 10th

In Level 2, we explore how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. We learn how to work with fear and with the obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

November 12th—January 10th (2020)

Shambhala Sadhana is a community-wide practice on the full moon of each month as a way to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

November 14th—December 12th

Beyond the practical approaches to dealing with fear, the Shambhala teachings address what it is like to look directly into the openness of our lives, rather than hide from our own existence. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mary Campbell & Cynthia Levine

November 14th—December 12th

This introductory class provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. With meditation, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Refuge Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Noel McLellan

November 16th

Refuge Vow Ceremony - open to the public. For those who wish to take the vow, there are preparatory classes listed separately here: https://halifax.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=404096 Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Learning to Live Mindfully: Cultivating Kindness

with Shastri Mary Campbell

November 18th

This workshop will introduce basic mindfulness awareness meditation practice and a loving kindness contemplation practice as ways to cultivate kindness to oneself, others and our world. Open to everyone! Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Level II Shambhala Retreat Weekend

with Shastri Veit Weber

November 22nd—November 24th

Join our Level II Shambhala Weekend Retreat: The Birth of the Warrior. Open to everyone who has completed Level I. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Learning to Live Mindfully: Working with Strong Emotions

with Shastri Mary Campbell

December 3rd

This workshop will include guided meditation, teaching and group discussion. Participants will be introduced to contemplative approaches that work directly with some of the more challenging emotions that arise in daily life. Open to everyone! Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Morning

December 7th

A full morning of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice, i.e. at a Shambhala meditation Weekthun or BG1 class. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Winter Solstice & Children's Day Candlelight Ceremony

December 21st

This evening candlelight ceremony marks Winter Solstice and Children's Day. The celebration is for our entire community, friends and families. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Holiday Weekthun Practice Intensive

December 26th—December 31st

Our traditional holiday time practice intensive will be open to all. Specific practices and times will be announced. We will conclude the week with a Shambhala Sadhana feast on New Years Eve. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Empowered Communication: Speaking Your Truth with Compassion.

with Basia Solarz

January 18th (2020)

Working with difficult conversations and challenging situations, based on the transformative understanding of conflict. The workshop will include self-reflection, small and large group discussions, and scenario practice. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

January 25th—January 26th (2020)

Discovering Basis Goodness in ourselves and others. A weekend of meditation instruction and practice, teachings and discussions. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Contentment in Everyday Life

January 30th—February 27th (2020)

This introductory class provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. With meditation, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Wisdom in Everyday Life

January 30th—February 27th (2020)

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path and play with whatever arises. Continue »

Sydney Cape Breton Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Day - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th (2020)

Shambhala Day - Year of the Iron Mouse SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Based on the traditional Tibetan New Year's celebration of Losar, the day is calculated Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Day Celebration- The Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th (2020)

Shambhala Day is a time of celebration, nourishment, and community. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help?

with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 2nd—April 6th (2020)

This course asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others and an aspiration to help our world. Meditation practice, talks, discussions, contemplations and experiential learning are all part of this series. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

March 6th—March 8th (2020)

In Level 2, we explore how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. We learn how to work with fear and with the obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Milarepa Day

March 8th (2020)

Celebrate the life of Tibet's most famous yogi with our annual one-day marathon of reading the complete Rain of Wisdom, a gathering of songs of realization by major Kagyu masters, from Tilopa to Trungpa. And including Milarepa of course! Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Chakrasamvara Drupchen

March 9th—March 18th (2020)

Drupchen - "great practice" - is a group Chakrasamvara sadhana practice that the Vidyadhara requested to be performed each year after Milarepa Day. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Joy in Everyday Life

March 12th—April 9th (2020)

Compassion, joyous discipline, and healthy energy. Buddhist teachings on aspiring and loving action. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

April 17th—April 19th (2020)

When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

May 15th—May 17th (2020)

As we trust further in basic goodness and dare to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully with kindness. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

May 30th—May 31st (2020)

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

June 12th—June 14th (2020)

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Household Training

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

August 7th—August 12th (2020)

We are delighted to offer the Shambhala Household Training residential retreat with the Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo at Dorje Denma Ling. Lady Diana will draw upon her experience creating court with the Druk Sakyong to guide participants in the p Continue »