NEWS – Following Nova Scotia COVID health and safety guidelines, we are currently having limited in-person gatherings.

Many recurring events and classes are still held online via zoom.

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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

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) The Dorje Dradul’s Director Talks

September 26th—February 27th

This seminal set of 17 talks by VCTR, recorded in 1978, known as the Shambhala Directors Training program, became the core of the Shambhala Training Graduate Programs, as well as the primer for program Directors at all levels. This course will review VCTR Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) Heart of Recovery

with Scott Perkins

December 11th—January 22nd

Grounded in meditation, the Buddhist teachings provide a practical means to support our recovery from addictions and compulsive behaviours. These teachings, along with the practice of mindfulness meditation, can strengthen our ability to notice and let go Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Sunday Meditation on Zoom

January 9th—January 30th

Sunday meditation and discussion on Zoom in January Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Werma Feast- Online

January 25th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Geoff Crinean

February 11th—February 13th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, Shambhala warriors move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Kurukulla Feast

February 13th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL)

February 21st—March 21st

Stepping out with hopes of helping our world is not without challenges, and we will often encounter fears and doubts that might want to make us stop in our tracks. What is this fear? Where does it come from? How is it even possible to go beyond it and ful Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Celebrating Milarepa's Songs of Realization at DDL

March 19th

Lineage holders share their teachings via "dohas" or songs of their own struggles and realization. These songs  have inspired meditators for thousands of years. They are still sung and studied now, at this time, because they point us to a valid path of re Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) Celebrating Milarepa's Songs of Realization

March 19th

Lineage holders share their teachings via "dohas" or songs of their own struggles and realization. These songs  have inspired meditators for thousands of years. They are still sung and studied now, at this time, because they point us to a valid path of re Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

April 8th—April 10th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind – a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) Wisdom in Everyday Life (WIEL)

May 3rd—May 31st

Going beyond fear into fearlessness naturally connects us to our innate human goodness, intelligence and bravery that has always been present – all manifestations of innate wisdom. If this wisdom is already ours, why do we experience so much confusion abo Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) FACING DEATH WITH CURIOSITY: Meditation and the Bardos

May 13th—May 17th

Knowing that all things that arise will dissolve – every thought, every breath, every being – is the single most powerful thought on the path of dharma. It is the primordial fact of life, and the key to liberation. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

FACING DEATH WITH CURIOSITY: Meditation and the Bardos

May 13th—May 17th

Knowing that all things that arise will dissolve – every thought, every breath, every being – is the single most powerful thought on the path of dharma. It is the primordial fact of life, and the key to liberation. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Being Tara: Transcending Fear through Song and Dance 2022

May 27th—May 29th

Tara is a Buddhist female deity of compassion. Meditating on Tara helps practitioners overcome their fears and anxieties and relate to ones world more fully. Although she arises in many colours, her most popular energies manifest as peaceful White Tara, w Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Ashe Mahamudra Retreat 2022

June 10th—June 19th

A nine-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 »

Dorje Denma Ling

Cutting through with Ashe: A Weekend of Stroke Practice

June 24th—June 26th

This is an opportunity to refresh and deepen the practice of the stroke of Ashe, and reconnect with the principles and manifestation of warriorship. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shamatha-Vipashyana Dathün

June 28th—July 27th

Retreat is a potent way to deepen in the practice of meditation. In this month-long group retreat (dathün), students will develop a deep familiarity with shamatha-vipashyana meditation, which helps us to make friends with ourselves and our circumstances, Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Qi Gong and Tai Chi Basic Training

July 29th—July 31st

The ancient Chinese practices of tai chi and qi gong combine slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises. Both tai chi and qi gong are martial arts that can help your circulation, balance, and alignment. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Bodhichitta Weekthün

August 5th—August 13th

This seven-day meditation intensive will focus on the mahayana teachings of bodhichitta, known as "awakened heart"-- the mind of enlightenment. Mahayana, the "great vehicle," challenges us to outgrow self-centered preoccupations, and develop the wisdom an Continue »

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Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun

with John Rockwell

August 19th—September 2nd

The view of this two week retreat is to join all three yanas of our journey together, on the spot. We will practise formless mahamudra shamatha-vipashyana as our main practice, enriched by compassion practices such as tonglen, and a session of the Sadhana Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

The Shape of Awake®: Meditation and the Alexander Technique

with Hope Martin

September 9th—September 16th

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 »

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Embodied Listening®

with Hope Martin

September 16th—September 18th

Embodied Listening® offers a way to move through blockages, challenges and uncertainty by tuning into your most reliable source for guidance — the wisdom of your body. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Maitri Five Wisdoms Weekend Retreat

September 23rd—September 25th

Maitri, which means “kindness to oneself and others,” is a practice of self-acceptance, awareness, and openness to our individual ways of perceiving the world. Maitri Five Wisdoms is an interactive contemplative practice created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoch Continue »