Practice Events

Tatamagouche Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

December 12th—April 7th

The Shambhala Sadhana is practiced monthly on the full moon. It is meant specifically for those who are committed to the path of warriorship. The intention is for all to feel included. Continue »

Tatamagouche Shambhala Meditation Group

Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 22nd—April 22nd

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

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/ Werma & Ngöndro - Practice Intensive Day - Online

April 11th

Group practice for all Werma, Scorpion Seal and Ngöndro practitioners, which will be structured to count as group practice days, or you can come for any session. 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

Feast: Vajrayogini - Online

April 17th—June 15th

Monthly Vajrayogini Sadhana feast practice, open to Sadhakas who have received the Vajrayogini Abhisheka. 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 »

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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Feast: Chakrasamvara

May 2nd—June 30th

A feast gathering for Chakrasamvara practitioners. 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

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

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 »

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 »

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

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

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 »

Dorje Denma Ling

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 »