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Community Events

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 »

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 the ceremony and retake it. 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 »

Robert Wright video: Sexual Harm, Trauma, and Healing

November 19th—December 10th

We will watch the video and have time for discussion. In dialogue with Basia Solarz and Acharya Noel McLellan, Robert Wright guides us into an understanding of the depth and pervasiveness of sexual abuse in modern society, the nature and stages of trauma 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 »

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 »

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 »