NoteSee also Ongoing Events – to learn about our ongoing meditations and events in Halifax – and also Regional Programs – to learn about classes and retreats throughout Atlantic Canada. These links are to the right.

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Introductory

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

November 12th—February 9th (2020)

Shambhala Sadhana is a community-wide practice on the full moon of each month as a way to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mary Campbell & Cynthia Levine

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Practice

November 26th—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 »

Tonglen Instruction and Practice

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

December 2nd—December 9th

Usually, we look away when we see someone suffering. Their pain brings up our fear or anger; it brings up our resistance and confusion. Tonglen is a skillful method we can learn to expand our compassion and our ability to be there for others. Open to al Continue »

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 »

Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine

December 16th—December 19th

This short course will give an overview of key components of the Shambhala path, including meditation instruction and practice along with talks. Please plan to come to the whole series of 3 evenings. Continue »

New Years Eve Shambhala Sadhana Feast

December 31st

Our annual New Years Eve Shambhala Sadhana Feast is open to all! Bring a potluck dish to share if you can. Continue »

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 »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Geoff Crinean

January 25th—January 26th (2020)

Discovering Basis Goodness in ourselves and others. A weekend of meditation instruction and practice, teachings and discussions. Continue »

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 »

Shambhala Day Celebration- The Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th (2020)

Shambhala Day is a time of celebration, nourishment, and community. Continue »

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 »

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 »