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.

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

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Sadhana Sunday Group Practice (online)

November 15th—August 8th

Everyone is welcome to join Shambhala Shastris in this regional group practice of the Shambhala Sadhana online. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Sunday Meditation in the shrine room

June 27th—August 29th

Join us for Sunday morning meditation in the Halifax Shambhala Centre shrine room Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Vajrayogini Feast

July 4th—December 29th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

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

with John McQuade

July 10th—August 19th

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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Sadhana

with Shastri Veit Weber

July 11th—August 8th

Shambhala Sadhana Group Practice (online) with Shastri Veit Weber Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Chakrasamvara Feast

July 19th—December 13th

A feast gathering for Chakrasamvara practitioners. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Christine Guest

July 23rd—July 25th

The Warrior in the World leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore the world with direct perception. As we awaken to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Werma Feast- Online

July 27th—September 28th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun

with John Rockwell

July 31st—August 14th

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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 8th—December 4th

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all 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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Kurukulla Feast

August 15th—October 3rd

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

Dorje Denma Ling

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

with Irini Rockwell

August 21st—August 28th

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

Vajrayogini Amending the Mantra Fire Offering

with Mark Nowakowski

September 2nd—September 12th

A fire offering to correct any mistakes that we have made during the mantra recitation of sadhana practice Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Chariot of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat 2021

with Acharya Richard John

September 17th—September 19th

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

Knowing What Has Been Pointed Out

with Acharya Richard John

September 19th—September 23rd

The key to all mahamudra and dzogchen practice and realization is the transmission of the nature of mind by the guru. Having received that, the vajrayana path is based on the student's understanding, recognizing, and becoming familiar with that which has Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Monthly Stroke Practice, online

with Shastri Mary Campbell

September 21st

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

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) The Dorje Dradul’s Director Talks

September 26th—February 27th (2022)

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

Vajrayogini Enriching Weekend 2021

with Mark Nowakowski

October 1st—October 3rd

Join us at Dorje Denma Ling for a truly enriching experience. Together we can increase all of our life, merit, prosperity, intellect, confidence, and wisdom of complete liberation. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Embodied Listening®

with Hope Martin

October 1st—October 3rd

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

Mahamudra Datun: Cultivating Stillness and Insight

October 4th—November 3rd

When mind is without reference point, that is mahàmudrà. When you are accustomed to and familiar with this, unsurpassable awakening is attained. - Tilopa; Mahàmudrà: Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shamatha-Vipashyana Dathün Following the Form Taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

November 4th—December 5th

In this month of group retreat (dathün), we will explore shamatha-vipashyana meditation taught by Shakyamuni Buddha. Continue »