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

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

Harvest of Peace Community Celebration

September 21st

Shambhala's annual celebration commemorating harvest, generosity, and seasonal bounty. Come for all or part of the day, and bring family and friends. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

September 21st—January 10th (2020)

September's Shambhala Sadhana will celebrate the Autumnal Equinox on our Harvest of Peace day. Usually we practice on the full moon of each month. Shambhala Sadhana practice is a way to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and Continue »

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Harvest of Peace Gathering - All are invited

September 22nd

In the midst of feeling all of the uncertainties of our times, we could gather to offer each other support and to mark the changing of the seaons and the beauty of the natural world. Continue »

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Connie Clause Art Exhibit/Reception

September 22nd—September 29th

Please join us in celebrating the art of Connie Clause, in a retrospective of her work hosted by Gregg Clause and SMBSC. 50 years of Connie’s watercolours, both originals and prints, will be shown publicly and will be available for sale. 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 »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Compassion & White Tara Practice

with Acharya Moh Hardin

September 28th—September 29th

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

Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine

September 28th

Join us for a one-day introduction to the outlook and practice of Shambhala Buddhism. This day-long intensive will alternate sitting meditation with lhasangs and chants used in the Shambhala tradition. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Clarifying the Natural State - A Principal Guidance Manual for Mahamudra

with Acharya Lodro Dorje Holm

September 28th—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

September 28th—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

Lineage, Practice, and Faith—A gathering for vajrayana students of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

with Walker Blaine

September 29th

This vajrayana class is designed to complement Saturday’s “Meeting the Shambhala Lineage.” It is intended as a time for vajrayana students of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s teachings to gather and relax. 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 Meditation Retreat Morning

October 5th

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

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

Learning to Live Mindfully: Developing a Meditation Practice

with Shastri Mary Campbell

October 8th

This workshop will include instructions in basic mindfulness-awareness meditation practice and offer guidance for establishing a regular practice. Open to everyone. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Moncton Shambhala Meditation Group

White Tara

November 1st—November 3rd

White Tara - A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times 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

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 »

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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 »