Programs

NoteSee also Ongoing Events – in the right section – to learn about our ongoing weekly and monthly events.

Midsummer Day Celebration

June 21st

Celebrate the longest daylight of the year! Continue »

Sitting with an Open Heart: A weeklong meditation retreat

with Shastri Robert Gailey

June 22nd—June 28th

A week of meditation, known as weekthün (week session), is a powerful way to deepen our mindfulness-awareness meditation. Continue »

Feast: Vajrayogini

June 27th—December 21st

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

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Morning

July 6th

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

Feast: Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 7th—October 6th

A feast gathering for authorized Sadhakas. Continue »

Feast: Red Jambhala

July 9th—November 5th

Red Jambhala feast for participants having the corresponding empowerment. Continue »

Feast: Chakrasamvara

July 11th—September 8th

A feast gathering for Chakrasamvara practitioners. Continue »

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 »

Sadhaka Audience with Changling Rinpoche

July 18th

Sadhakas are invited to an audience with Venerable Changling Rinpoche. Continue »

Changling Rinpoche: Cutting Through Ego-Clinging, The Teachings of Khenpo Gangshar

July 19th—July 21st

Venerable Changling Rinpoche is returning to Halifax to teach us! Rinpoche will continue to give vajrayana teachings based on the Life and Teachings of Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo, who was one of the primary teachers of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Tantrika Audience with Changling Rinpoche

July 22nd

Tantrikas are invited to an audience with Venerable Changling Rinpoche. Continue »

Werma Feast

July 23rd—February 11th (2020)

Monthly Werma Feast Practice open to all who have attended Rigden Abhisheka or Kalapa Assembly. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Morning

August 3rd

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

Feast: Kurukulla

August 11th—December 8th

Feast gathering for all Kurukulla practitioners. Continue »

Avalokiteshvara Feast

August 18th

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

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Day

September 7th

A free retreat day of group Shambhala Meditation. Continue »

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 »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

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 »

Bodhisattva Vow Preparatory Class

October 28th—November 4th

Prepare to take the Bodhisattva Vow for the first time or to renew your vows. Continue »

Refuge Vow preparatory classes

October 28th—November 4th

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

Shambhala Training Level II: The 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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

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 »

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 »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Noel McLellan

November 16th

The bodhisattva vow is a deepening commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. If you have taken the vow previously, you are encouraged to attend and/or retake it. Continue »

Refuge Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Noel McLellan

November 16th

Refuge Vow Ceremony - open to the public. Continue »