In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Halifax Shambhala Centre location will be CLOSED until further notice.

Online meditation unless others noted, all meditation sessions, gatherings, and classes are taking place online using Zoom.

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 Group Practice (online)

November 15th—March 21st

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

Dorje Denma Ling

The Cycle of the Black Ashe Lectures by Robin Kornman Online

December 6th—March 7th

Come join us in an exploration of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s terma texts and their relationship to Buddhist teachings. The course combines Robin Kornman’s seminal lectures given at DDL in 2004 with live commentary and discussion led Shambhala Teachers. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Winter Retreat Opportunities for the 2020/21 Season

January 1st—March 31st

Flexible Dates Dorje Denma Ling is pleased to offer winter retreats during the 2020/21 Season since programs have been suspended due to the Pandemic. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Limitless Ayatanas: An All-Scorpion Seal Course

January 14th—March 11th

The 8-week course consists of 6 recorded talks from the online retreat offered by Boulder Shambhala Center in September and 2 live sessions recorded in October and December Continue »

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

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

January 20th—March 31st

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 »

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Meditation Cafe on the Bay - ONLINE

with Bruce Wauchope, Irene Lorch-Wauchope, Theresa Milligan

January 26th—March 23rd

Join us for a period of sitting meditation followed by conversation, kindness, connection and occasional offerings. Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Foundations of Freedom -The Buddha’s 4th Noble Truth: Path of Cessation: Shila, Samadhi & Prajna (Hinayana V)

with Acharya Eric Spiegel & Acharya Marianne Bots

February 21st—March 28th

A six-week class on the Buddha’s 4th Noble Truth: Path of Cessation. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

The Path of Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Robert Gailey

March 3rd—May 5th

This series of talks and guided meditations on Zoom are intended as an introduction to the practice of mindfulness meditation joined with an exploration of themes relevant to our everyday lives. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

The Practice of Taking Refuge

with Kathryn Heckman

March 4th—April 15th

"The Practice of Taking Refuge: Arousing the Motivation for True Freedom from Samsara,"  by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, text will be shared onscreen. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) The Four Dignities of Shambhala

with Christine Heming & Shastri Veit Weber

March 7th—April 11th

The Four Dignities describe how warriors develop insight and strength that enables them to further shed their cocoons and engage fully in the world. Understanding how the dignities unfold can inspire one's journey and enable one to discern, with awareness Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Vajrayogini Feast

March 8th—June 5th

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Sacred People Sacred Earth

March 11th

Interfaith Climate Crisis Day of Action Event Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 13th—April 12th

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Monthly Stroke Practice, online

with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 16th—April 20th

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level II

March 19th—March 21st

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

March 23rd—April 22nd

A feast gathering for Chakrasamvara practitioners. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Atlantic Regional Full Moon Sadhana of Kindness

March 28th—April 26th

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Werma Feast- Online

March 30th—June 29th

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

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Contentment in Every Day Life (online)

with Muriel Chaput

April 1st—April 29th

Contentment may be hard to find in our everyday life. We usually think contentment is found in things, achievements, or experiences, but what if it was available in this very moment, in our ability to pause and appreciate. Shambhala Teacher Muriel Chaput Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

The Heart of Recovery (Live Online)

with Scott Perkins

April 3rd—April 24th

Grounded in meditation, the Buddhist teachings provide a practical means to support our recovery from addictions and compulsive behaviours, as well as help us release the clinging to thoughts and impulses that lead us to suffering. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Contentment in Everyday Life 2021

with Carolyn Mandelker & Fredo 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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Kurukulla Feast

April 11th—June 6th

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

April 16th—April 18th

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 »

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(Online) Ecology of the Heart: Exploring Inner and Social Sustainability in a Time of Eco-Anxiety

with Nicholas Kranz

May 1st—May 8th

A weethun incorporating Social Meditation with the exploration of inner and outer ecology. Along with many other wisdom traditions, Buddhist teachings have pointed for millennia to our deep connection and interdependence with everything in the biosphere. Continue »

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Vajrayogini Pacifying Fire Offering

May 7th—May 9th

Please join us for a peaceful and powerful weekend of practice in the crystal white palace of Dorje Denma Ling. Our focus will be on pacifying and healing "all of the sickness, dons, and injuries of the three gates. Continue »

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Profound Treasury: Entering the Path

with Catherine Neill & Shastri Stephen Gleich

May 14th—May 16th

This class will be based on teachings from Volume I of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

May 14th—May 16th

As we trust further in basic goodness and dare to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully with kindness. Continue »

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Krodhikali Weekend (On-land and Online)

with Mark Nowakowski

May 21st—May 23rd

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 »

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Nine-Day Mahamudra Retreat 2021

with Acharya Richard John

June 4th—June 13th

Mahamudra, the “great seal,” is among the most profound streams of teaching and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism. Revered as a powerful support for all other tantric practices, it is also extremely simple and direct, focused on recognizing and gaining confi Continue »

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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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

June 25th—June 27th

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 learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

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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 »

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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 »

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

with John McQuade

July 25th—July 30th

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 »

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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 »