NEWS – Following Nova Scotia COVID health and safety guidelines, we are not currently having in-person gatherings.

Many recurring events and classes are still held online via zoom.  Some have been rescheduled.

Please check program and event listings for more information.

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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Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Scorpion Seal Practice for all levels + Breakfast! ONLINE Weds 8am

January 20th—June 30th

All levels of Scorpion Seal practitioners are invited to practice together online. Practice begins with 1/2 hour of joint practice, then each level practicing their main practice in breakout rooms, ending together with closing chants. Followed by breakfas Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Contentment in Everyday Life 2021

with Carolyn Mandelker & Frédéric Villemure

April 8th—May 6th

This introductory class, to be held in-person at the Shambhala Centre, provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Sunday practice and talk series CANCELLED as of April 25

with John Leon, Alice Haspray, Richard Haspray, Robert Ziegler

April 11th—May 23rd

ONLINE and ON-SITE: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma - Volume I: This seven-week series of Sunday morning talks and practice, guides students in understanding and exploring awareness as it has been taught within the Tibetan Buddhist and Shambh Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Contemplating the Six Ways of Ruling

with Richard Reoch

April 15th—June 3rd

Pre-recorded online talks and live facilitated discussion about The Six Ways of Ruling, unique Shambhala teachings on leadership at the interpersonal and societal level. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Vajrayogini Feast

May 6th—December 29th

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Dying Well: A Book & Community Conversation

May 8th

This conversation will bring together a diverse group of practitioners, both within and beyond Shambhala, who help people prepare for death, care for the dying, and support carers. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 11th—July 9th

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Monthly Stroke Practice, online

with Shastri Mary Campbell

May 18th—June 15th

Monthly Stroke practice for those who are qualified to do this practice. Every third Tuesday at 7:00pm Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Chakrasamvara Feast

May 21st—December 13th

A feast gathering for Chakrasamvara practitioners. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Werma Feast- Online

May 25th—September 28th

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Atlantic Regional Full Moon Sadhana of Kindness

May 26th—July 23rd

Group Practice of the Sadhana of Kindness is open to all Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Christine Heming

June 2nd—June 30th

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness – Mindfulness of Body, Life, Effort and Mind - are seminal instructions on the practice of mindfulness meditation. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Chariot of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat 2021

with Acharya Richard John

June 4th—June 6th

Mahamudra, the "great symbol," is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also extremely simple and direct. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Six-Day Mahamudra Retreat 2021

with Acharya Richard John

June 7th—June 12th

A six-day Ashe Mahamudra retreat based on the liturgy by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, which combines classic mahamudra instructions with the wisdom of Ashe and the Four Dignities. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

June 11th—June 13th

This program will be held in-person at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Kurukulla Feast

June 13th—October 3rd

Online feast for those who are authorized for this practice Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Krodhikali Weekend (On-land and Online)

with Mark Nowakowski

June 25th—June 27th

The prophecy of this terma precisely describes these current dark times of rampant disease, societal injustice and upheaval, and environmental destruction. Its compassionate practice is essential and helpful to all beings. Open to Vajrayogini practitioner Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Five Wisdom Energies: Understanding the Feminine and Masculine of Who We Are

with Irini Rockwell

June 26th—July 3rd

The Five Wisdoms, also referred to as the Five Buddha Families, are traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings relevant to these challenging times. The energies are a vehicle for self-discovery and a tool for working with oneself and others in everyday life. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Ways of Seeing and The Way of Nature: Contemplative Photography, Haiku and Deep Ecology

with John McQuade

July 1st—July 6th

This program engages the contemplative arts of Nalanda Miksang photography and haiku. Haiku is a short contemplative poetic form that contains references to Nature. Nalanda Miksang photography is based on the Dharma Art teachings of Chogyam Trungpa. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Family Camp

July 11th—July 17th

Family Camp is a magical week for parents and children to spend together with friends old and new at Dorje Denma Ling Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Meditation Weekthün 2021

with Tom Bell

August 14th—August 21st

Retreat is a potent way to deepen in the practice of meditation. In this week of group retreat (weekthün), we will explore Shambhala Meditation, the felt personal experience of our humanity. This program will also include gentle physical activity, talks, Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

The Shape of Awake®: Meditation and the Alexander Technique

with Hope Martin

September 25th—September 30th

Being upright is not just an arbitrary shape, it’s a perfect expression of meditation itself. In this week of intensive practice, Hope Martin, a master teacher of the Alexander Technique, will help you establish ease, non-striving, and a friendly relation Continue »