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

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Sunday practice and talk series RESUMES as of Oct 3 ON-SITE and ONLINE talk

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

April 11th—November 7th

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

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 6th—December 4th

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Working with the mind: the Shambhala Buddhist path of meditation

September 19th—December 12th

This course introduces the foundational Shambhala Buddhist teachings as presented by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche through the activities of hearing the teachings, contemplating their meaning, and gaining direct experience through meditation. 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

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

(Online) Joy In Everyday Life

with Shastri Stephen Gleich

October 18th—November 15th

As our meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Joining gentleness with discipline leads to a sense of joy. The practical Mahayana Buddhis Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Ashe Stroke Practice

with Shastri Mary Campbell

October 19th—December 21st

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

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Christine Heming

October 20th—November 17th

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Vajrayogini Feast

October 31st—December 29th

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

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Facing One's Death: Discussions on End of Life Preparations - or Lack of Them: a 5-week course

with Deborah Luscomb, Alice Haspray, John Leon

November 9th—December 7th

This 5-week class explores the salient points of death and dying from a secular and a buddhist context. Participants will take away an overview of how to address the options and uncertainties of moving on. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Mary Campbell

November 12th—November 14th

In Level 2, we explore how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. We learn how to work with fear and with the obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Chakrasamvara Feast

November 14th—December 13th

A feast gathering for Chakrasamvara practitioners. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Werma Feast- Online

November 23rd—December 28th

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Kurukulla Feast

December 12th

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