Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help? - Online

with Shastri Mary Campbell & Michelle Munro

March 2nd—April 6th

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 »

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

POSTPONED DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS SMB SHAMBHALA CLOSED. STAY TUNED. Open House 9-week series: Welcoming the Unwelcome - Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World

March 3rd—April 28th

SMB CLOSED until further notice due to public Health crisis. Stay tuned. Please join us meditation, and discussion following the new book Welcome the Unwelcome - Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World, In her first new book of spiritual teachings in Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Via Shambhala Online: Clarifying the Natural State - A Manual for Mahamudra - Online

with Acharya Lodro Dorje Holm

March 28th—May 23rd

Untill further notice this is being offered virtually on Shambhala Online.Discussion and practice based on this classic by Dagpo Tashi Namgyal, who was one of the teachers of the Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje, and author of Moonbeams of Mahamudra,.. Open t Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Morning - Online

April 4th—June 6th

A session 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

Parinirvana Day Sadhana of Mahamudra - Online

April 4th

This year on Zoom, everyone is invited to practice together The Sadhana of Mahamudra, to commemorate the passing of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Sadhana - Online

April 7th

The Shambhala Sadhana is a practice to celebrate basic goodness and strengthen our community. Open to all on the Full moon of each month! Instructions for the practice will be provided. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Scorpion Seal - Practice Online

April 11th

Online group practice for all Scorpion Seal practitioners.  Please register and we will send the zoom link.  If there are multiple levels, we could have break out rooms on zoom. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Evening Werma Practice - Online

April 14th

7:00 on Tuesdays for those authorized for these practices Stroke practice will be on the first and third Tuesdays of the month and Werma practice on the second Tuesday. Werma Feast will be on the forth Tuesday of each month. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Re-awakening the Vision and Practice of KOS

April 17th—April 19th

This weekend will celebrate our shared heritage as Lodge members, and explore our understanding of and commitment to the vision of the Kingdom of Shambhala. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Robert Gailey

April 18th - Date postponed or cancelled

DATE WILL BE POSTPONED, New Date To be Announced 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 comp Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Stroke Practice - Online

April 21st

Werma Tuesday evenings will alternate Stroke practice with Werma practice an a monthly Werma Feast Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Practice - Online

April 23rd—June 21st

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

Vajrayogini Weekend of Magnetizing 2020

with Mark Nowakowski

April 24th—April 26th

A special weekend fire offering for magnetizing all good things to Dorje Denma Ling and all beings everywhere. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Werma Feast Practice - Online

April 28th

Online Werma Feast practice will be on the forth Tuesday of each month Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Being Tara: Transcending Fear through Song and Dance

with Kristine McCutcheon

May 1st—May 3rd

Tara is a Buddhist female deity of compassion. Although she has many manifestations, her most famous are the peaceful White Tara, who brings healing, long life and peace; and the dynamic Green Tara, who overcomes obstacles, grants wishes and saves beings. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Day

May 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 »

Dorje Denma Ling

Ecology of the Heart: Exploring Inner and Social Sustainability in a Time of Eco-Anxiety

with Shastri Nicholas Kranz

May 2nd—May 9th

A weethun incorporating Social Meditation with the exploration of inner and outer ecology. Along with many other wisdom traditions, Buddhist teachings have pointed for millennia to our deep connection and interdependence with everything in the biosphere. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Profound Treasury: Entering the Path

with Catherine Neill

May 15th—May 17th

This class will be based on teachings from Volume I of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

May 15th—May 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Dorje Denma Ling

The Heart of Recovery Retreat: Moving Towards Freedom and Joy

with Scott Perkins

May 23rd—May 31st

From a Buddhist perspective, meditation provides the path that can lead us to end our emotional and mental suffering. The Heart of Recovery retreat is grounded in the view that meditation can show us how to find relief from the suffering. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Robert Gailey

May 30th—May 31st - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Dorje Denma Ling

Nine-Day Mahamudra Retreat 2020

with Acharya Richard John

June 5th—June 14th

A nine-day advanced mahamudra retreat following practice text "Pointing Out the Dharmakaya," the classic liturgy by Wangchuk Dorje, the Ninth Karmapa. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Chariot of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

June 5th—June 7th

Mahamudra, the "great symbol," is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also extremely simple and direct. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Mary Campbell

June 12th—June 14th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Kathryn Heckman

June 12th—June 14th

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 »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Training Level IV

with Alice Haspray

June 18th—June 19th

Shambhala Training: The Heart of Warriorship is a series of five secular meditation retreat weekends that help us develop fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Training Level V

with Alice Haspray

June 20th—June 21st

Shambhala Training: The Heart of Warriorship is a series of five secular meditation retreat weekends that help us develop fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Primordial Rigden Ngöndro & Werma Practice Intensive

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 20th—June 26th

Join Acharya Eric Spiegel and your cohort Shambhala vajrayana practitioners to accomplish your Primordial Rigden Ngöndro or Werma Sadhana Practice commitments. Continue »

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Shambhala Queer Dharma Retreat

with Basia Solarz & Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 26th—June 28th

This meditation retreat for the LGBTQ community invites practitioners of all levels of experience, but no previous meditation is necessary. Continue »

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Five Wisdom Energies: Understanding the Feminine and Masculine of Who We Are

with Irini Rockwell

July 4th—July 11th

The five wisdom energies are a vehicle for self-discovery and a tool for working with others in everyday life, both personally and professionally. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Exploring Shambhala Culture: Manifesting our Future

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

July 16th—July 20th

The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo invites you to a program where we will explore together the many riches in our Shambhala culture, the good the bad and the ugly. Continue »

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Scorpion Seal Assembly 10R

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

August 7th—August 18th

SSA10 graduates are invited to join us at Dorje Denma Ling for a Scorpion Seal Assembly Retreat with John Rockwell. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Listening Mind Weekend Retreat - The Freshness of Impermanence

with Roger Guest

August 21st—August 23rd

Focusing on the simplicity of Listening Mind, we will explore techniques that allow any situation - work, play, sitting, walking, being alone or with others - to support and deepen our connection to reality, to nature, to others and to ourselves. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Listening Mind - Deepening Presence and Connection

with Roger Guest

August 21st—August 28th

We have become slaves to the seemingly omnipresent master of our personalities: the ‘Thinking Mind’. When becoming lost in thought has become chronic, there are ways we can regain our sanity in the non-conceptual world. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

POSTPONED: Changling Rinpoche teaching at Halifax Shambhala Centre

August 21st—August 23rd - Date postponed or cancelled

Changling Rinpoche's visit to Halifax this summer has been postponed. New dates to be determined. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Mahamudra Retreat: Cultivating Stillness and Insight

with Elizabeth Callahan, Scott Wellenbach, Nancy Huszagh, Kiron Khosla

September 1st—September 30th

A month-long advanced mahamudra retreat following the text of the ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje, entitled "Pointing Out the Dharmakaya." Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow 2020

with Sam West

September 11th—September 13th

Join us for a weekend Kyudo Intensive. "Through Kyudo one can learn to live beyond hope and fear, how to be" -Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Chöd Training & Practice: Severing Attachments to Obstacles 2020

with Kristine McCutcheon

September 25th—September 27th

Chöd literally means "cutting" -- cutting through our obscurations, cutting ego-grasping and fixation and then offering our entire being to pacify the suffering of all beings. It is also valued as a special system of spiritual healing. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

October 2nd—October 8th

The vajrayana teachings are renowned for providing the strongest medicine in times of the greatest confusion. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Vajrayogini Enriching Weekend 2020

with Mark Nowakowski

October 9th—October 11th

Join us at Dorje Denma Ling for a truly enriching experience. Together we can increase all of our life, merit, prosperity, intellect, confidence, and wisdom of complete liberation. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Meditation Weekthün 2020

with Tom Bell

October 17th—October 25th

In this week of group retreat (weekthün), we will explore Shambhala Meditation, the felt personal experience of our humanity. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1-3

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

October 25th—October 29th

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi, or internal energy, to promote health and longevity. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shamatha-Vipashyana Dathün Following the Form Taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

with June Crow

November 1st—December 1st

In this month of group retreat (dathün), we will explore shamatha-vipashyana meditation taught by Shakyamuni Buddha. Continue »

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Vajrayogini Amending the Mantra Fire Offering

with Mark Nowakowski

December 3rd—December 13th

A fire offering to correct any mistakes that we have made during the mantra recitation of sadhana practice Continue »