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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 »

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Robert Gailey & Liz Richardson

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 »

Harvest of Peace Community Celebration

September 21st

Shambhala's annual celebration commemorating harvest, generosity, and seasonal bounty. Come for all or part of the day, and bring family and friends. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

September 21st—January 10th (2020)

September's Shambhala Sadhana will celebrate the Autumnal Equinox on our Harvest of Peace day. Usually we practice on the full moon of each month. Shambhala Sadhana practice is a way to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and Continue »

Being Tara: Uniting the Dharma that is Taught and the Dharma that is Experienced

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal & Basia Solarz

September 24th—October 22nd

In this series of gatherings, we will explore cultivating compassion through White Tara practice and how it can support our activity, uplift our attitude and enlarge our perspective. Continue »

Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine

September 28th

Join us for a one-day introduction to the outlook and practice of Shambhala Buddhism. This day-long intensive will alternate sitting meditation with lhasangs and chants used in the Shambhala tradition. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Practice

September 28th—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 »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Noel McLellan

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 »

Learning to Live Mindfully: Developing a Meditation Practice

with Shastri Mary Campbell

October 8th

This workshop will include instructions in basic mindfulness-awareness meditation practice and offer guidance for establishing a regular practice. Open to everyone. Continue »

Refuge Vow preparatory classes

October 28th—November 4th

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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mary Campbell

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 »

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 »

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

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 »