Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

with Shastri Alice Haspray, Richard Haspray, Theresa Milligan


Tatamagouche Shambhala Meditation Group

The Inconvenient Indian : A Book Study Group

with Lilly Gleich & Renate Hempel

January 21st—February 18th

This book is a nonfiction history of North America's First Nation's peoples and their own going struggle for rights and recognition. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Open Meditation

February 14th—March 29th

Sitting and walking meditation, each weekday evening from 5-6 PM. Please call ahead if you would like meditation instruction and cannot attend on Sundays. Continue »

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Contentment in Everyday Life - Weekend Retreat

with Steven Mustain & Bruce Wauchope

February 15th—February 17th

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Julia Sable

February 15th—February 17th

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

Chakrasamvara Drupchen

February 18th—February 24th

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Taking the Leap book discussion group

with Jacquie Bell

February 21st—March 28th

Book discussion group reading Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chödrön. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Learning to Live Mindfully: Working with Strong Emotions

with Shastri Mary Campbell

February 26th

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

Embracing Reality: The Four Dignities and the Four Reminders

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

March 1st—March 3rd

It takes courage and fortitude to stay present in meditation and in our lives. Both the Shambhala and Buddhist traditions have teachings that rouse our motivation and inspiration to stay present, think of others, see reality clearly, and not be fooled. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Day

March 9th

A free retreat day of group Shambhala Meditation. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Werma Practice Intensive

March 16th—March 17th

Group practice for all Werma practitioners. Will be structured to count as group practice days, or you can come for any session. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Seth Levinson

March 22nd—March 24th

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

Learning to Live Mindfully: Cultivating Kindness

with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 25th

Meditation practice is a gesture of kindness. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

New! Weekend Format! Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Robert Gailey

March 29th—March 31st

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 »

Prince Edward Island Shambhala Meditation Group

The Wisdom of the Heart Sutra

with Acharya Moh Hardin

April 6th—April 7th

This weekend retreat explores how the Heart Sutra can be a valuable guide in for turbulent times. All are welcome to attend. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Werma Practice Intensive

April 13th—April 14th

Group practice for all Werma practitioners. Will be structured to count as group practice days, or you can come for any session. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Joy in Everyday Life

April 18th—May 16th

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble-heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion.Through practical methods, we develop kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Linda Kreger

April 26th—April 28th

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

Vajrayogini Weekend Magnetizing Fire Offering 2019

May 3rd—May 5th

Open to Vajrayogini sadhakas who have completed an Amending Fire Offering, this is a rare opportunity to engage in fire-offering practice for a weekend. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Introduction to the Sadhana of Mahamudra – Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Robert Gailey

May 4th—May 5th

This retreat is an opportunity for newer and older practitioners to deepen their experience of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, a unique and treasured practice within the Shambhala community, through a weekend of practice, talks, and discussion. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Healing and Transforming Emotions with the Five Wisdoms

with Dr. Timothy Walker

May 10th—May 17th

According to Tibetan Buddhist teachings, we all posses the ability to access innate wisdom through five elemental energies expressed in our emotions. These five energetic emotional styles describe the different ways in which we each perceive and interact Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Avalokiteshvara Feast

May 19th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

Chakrasamvara Amending & Four Karmas Fire Offering

with June Crow

May 20th—May 30th

An advanced vajrayana retreat open to practitioners who have completed the Vajrayogini Four Karmas Fire Offering, and received Chakrasamvara abhisheka. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Werma Practice Intensive

May 25th—May 26th

Group practice for all Werma practitioners. Will be structured to count as group practice days, or you can come for any session. Continue »

Sydney Cape Breton Shambhala Meditation Group

The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Christine Heming

June 1st—June 2nd

Dorje Denma Ling

Tara Practice: Transcending Fear through Song & Dance

with Kristine McCutcheon

June 7th—June 9th

The practice of Tara is for all of us -- whatever stage of life. We will explore various ways of meditating with Tara -- including song and dance -- in order to go beyond the many faces of fear that confront us in daily life. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Christine Heming

June 14th—June 15th

This meditation retreat presents the view that human beings, at their core, are fundamentally awake. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Mindfulness Health & Healing Retreat

with Shastri Mary Campbell

June 14th—June 16th

Mindfulness is an unconditional way of being, a way to connect with intrinsic health and strengthen the human capacities for awareness, wisdom, compassion and skilful action. The practice of mindfulness has been recognized as an effective approach to heal Continue »

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Ashe Mahamudra Nine-Day Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

June 21st—June 30th

his retreat will align the traditional investigation and pointing out instructions of mahamudra and trekchö with the wisdom of Ashe and the path of the Four Dignities, using the Ashe Mahamudra, a profound liturgy by the Sakyong. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 4

July 5th—July 16th

To register for this retreat you must have attended and completed all practice requirements for Scorpion Seal Assembly Years 1, 2 and 3. Continue »

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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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

September 13th—September 19th

The vajrayana teachings are renowned for providing the strongest medicine in times of the greatest confusion. But it’s also during these times that practices such as invoking the deity, resting in the nature of mind, or engaging in sacred perception can f Continue »

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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 »

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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 »