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.

In-person meditation (NEW) – at the centre with social-distancing, Sunday morning meditation and Shambhala Training Level I (Oct. 3 to 4)

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

Mahamudra Retreat: Cultivating Stillness and Insight

with Elizabeth Callahan, Scott Wellenbach, Nancy Huszagh, Kiron Khosla

September 1st—September 30th - Date postponed or cancelled

A month-long advanced mahamudra retreat following the text of the ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje, entitled "Pointing Out the Dharmakaya." Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Sadhana Group Practice (online)

with Shastri Veit Weber

September 6th—October 25th

Everyone is welcome to join Shastri Veit Weber in this grouup practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Hinayana (Class III) The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering - The Wheel of Life, Karma and the Twelve Nidanas (online)

with Loden Nyima & Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

September 20th—November 8th

Open to everyone. Please join our exploration of the 12 Nidanas, Karma, the Wheel of LIfe in our Hinayana III - The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering course. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Learning to Meditate

September 23rd—December 23rd

Instruction for new meditators on Zoom. A Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor will host a conversation about the path of meditation and offer instruction in the practice. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Dharmaraja Guru Yoga Class

with Conner Loomis & Geoff Crinean

September 29th—November 3rd

A five-session viewing of the videos of the 2005 talks given by Sakyong Mipham in Boulder, Colorado on the Dharmaraja Guru Yoga practice. Each session will include a discussion after the video. Open to those who have received this practice Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Sadhana of Kindess Atlantic Community Practice Online

October 1st

Shastri Mary Campbell hosts the Atlantic Shambhala Community in group practice of the Sadhana of Kindess. Open to everyone. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Full Moon Sadhana of Kindness

October 1st—December 30th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Christie Cashman

October 2nd—October 8th - Date postponed or cancelled

The vajrayana teachings are renowned for providing the strongest medicine in times of the greatest confusion. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Robert Gailey

October 3rd—October 4th

This meditation retreat presents the view that human beings, at their core, are fundamentally awake. Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Acharya Moh Hardin Monthly Talk to Atlantic Sangha "The Magic of This Time."

October 7th

Acharya Moh Hardin gives his monthly dharma talk to the Atlantic Community. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Vajrayogini Enriching Weekend 2020

with Mark Nowakowski

October 9th—October 11th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Vajrayogini Feast

October 11th—February 6th (2021)

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Kurukulla Feast

October 12th—December 12th

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 16th—December 14th

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

The Four Noble Truths and the Path of Basic Sanity with Acharya Moh Hardin

with Acharya Moh Hardin

October 16th—October 18th

Acharya Moh Hardin will teach on the Four Noble Truths and the Path of Basic Sanity. The program will be offered online, and depending on causes and conditions closer to the date, it's possible an in-person component may also be available. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Meditation Weekthün 2020

with Tom Bell

October 17th—October 25th - Date postponed or cancelled

In this week of group retreat (weekthün), we will explore Shambhala Meditation, the felt personal experience of our humanity. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Chakrasamvara Feast

October 25th—December 24th

A feast gathering for Chakrasamvara practitioners. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1-3

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

October 25th—October 29th - Date postponed or cancelled

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi, or internal energy, to promote health and longevity. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Werma Feast- Online

October 27th—November 24th

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Contentment in Everyday Life 2020

with Shastri Robert Gailey

October 29th—November 26th

This introductory class provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. With meditation, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

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

with June Crow

November 1st—December 1st - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level II

with Kathryn Heckman

November 13th—November 15th

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

Warrior Tuesdays: Stroke Practice - Online

with Shastri Mary Campbell

November 17th—December 15th

Stroke practice for those who are qualified to do this practice. Every third Tuesday at 7:00 pm online. With Shastri Mary Campbell, November 17. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Vajrayogini Amending the Mantra Fire Offering

with Mark Nowakowski

December 3rd—December 13th - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Veit Weber

December 12th—December 13th