Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Open House Book Discussion: Sacred Path of the Warrior

with Linda Kreger & Conner Loomis

July 10th—September 11th

Join us for an evening of conversation, meditation, and learning about the Shambhala teachings, Wednesday evenings through the summer. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

July 16th—January 10th (2020)

Shambhala Sadhana practice is a way to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Family Camp 2019

July 21st—July 28th

Family Camp is a magical week for parents and children to spend together with friends old and new at Dorje Denma Ling. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Practice

July 31st—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 »

Dorje Denma Ling

The Golden Key

August 2nd—August 5th

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world around us. This extended weekend retreat presents the teachings from the Shambhala root text The Letter of the Golden Key. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Morning

August 3rd

A full morning of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

H.E. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche addresses Halifax Shambhala Centre Members

August 4th

We are fortunate to have Khandro Rinpoche address Halifax Shambhala Centre Members on working with each other in times of difficulty. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Warrior Assembly 2019

August 7th—August 17th

Building on Enlightened Society Assembly and the Sacred Path programs, Warrior Assembly introduces powerful practices and teachings on the Ashe principle. Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Kyudo (Japanese Meditation Archery) Weekend 2

with Dale Hinchey

August 17th—August 18th

Everyone is welcome to join us for our second kyudo weekend program of the summer. All equipment provided. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Vajrakilaya Sadhana Practice session

August 17th

Vajrakilaya Sadhana practice for those who have the practice. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Avalokiteshvara Feast

August 18th

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

Sydney Cape Breton Shambhala Meditation Group

Compassion and the practice of White Tara

with Acharya Moh Hardin

August 24th—August 25th

Compassion is not based on feeling pity for others who are worse off than oneself, or in any way looking down on others. Compassion arises from our interconnectedness with others as a natural radiation of warmth and eye-level communication. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Meditation Weekthun 2019

with Tom Bell

August 24th—September 1st

Retreat is a potent way to deepen in the practice of meditation. In this week of group retreat (weekthün), we will explore Shambhala Meditation, the felt personal experience of our humanity. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Household Training

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 6th—September 11th

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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Day

September 7th

A free retreat day of group Shambhala Meditation. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

with Sam West

September 13th

The purpose of Kyudo is to purify one's heart and mind, awaken natural human dignity, and to go beyond the obstacles of ambition, aggression or confusion. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times- weekend retreat

September 13th—September 15th

Over the course of the weekend, we will present videos from this five-week recorded course, which introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Robert Gailey

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 »

Dorje Denma Ling

Atlantic Regional Conference 2019

October 4th—October 6th

Join us in a weekend celebration of the Shambhala sangha in the Atlantic provinces! Everyone is invited to this year's Atlantic Regional Conference (ARC) at Dorje Denma Ling. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Noel McLellan

October 5th—October 6th

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

Opening the Umbrella: A Conference with Lady Diana Mukpo

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

October 11th—October 12th

Please join us for a conference led by Lady Diana Mukpo, wife of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, with other presenters, young and old, who represent the wisdom of our traditions.  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

Refuge Vow preparatory classes

October 28th—November 4th

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

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Compassion & White Tara Practice

with Acharya Moh Hardin

November 2nd—November 3rd

Acharya Moh Hardin's annual fall teaching will examine compassion from a Buddhist perspective and introduce a short White Tara practice. Open to everyone. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

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

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

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. 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 »

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

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 »