Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

with Alice Haspray, Richard Haspray, Theresa Milligan

(2020)

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Taking the Leap book discussion group

with Jacquie Bell

February 21st—March 28th

Book discussion group reading Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chödrön. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Open Meditation

March 4th—April 30th

Sitting and walking meditation, each weekday evening from 5-6 PM. Please call ahead if you would like meditation instruction and cannot attend on Sundays. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

March 20th—January 10th (2020)

Shambhala Sadhana practice is a way to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 22nd—March 24th

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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

*Cancelled* Learning to Live Mindfully: Cultivating Kindness

with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 25th

Meditation practice is a gesture of kindness. Continue »

Truro Shambhala Meditation Group

Open House: Introduction to Lojong

with Shastri Steve Gleich

March 27th

Lojong, the Tibetan word for mind training, has been compared to "grandmother's finger pointing." ...... Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Yukoan, The Abode of the Equable Tiger: Open Hearth Gathering 6:30 PM sitting

April 3rd

Experience Chanoyu (The Way of Tea) in the serene environment of an authentic Japanese tearoom. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Parinirvana Exhibition

April 4th

The Vidyadhara’s practice and personal belongings will be displayed in the Sakyong’s Tenno Room. A photo slideshow and detailed history panels will be on display in the hallways. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Parinirvana Day Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast - Open to All

April 4th

On this day, everyone is invited to practice together The Sadhana of Mahamudra, including the feast offering, to commemorate the passing of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Continue »

Prince Edward Island Shambhala Meditation Group

The Wisdom of the Heart Sutra

with Acharya Moh Hardin

April 6th—April 7th

This weekend retreat explores how the Heart Sutra can be a valuable guide in for turbulent times. All are welcome to attend. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Morning

April 6th

A full morning of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabhadra

with Acharya Lodro Dorje Holm

April 6th—June 8th

This course will study the commentary on Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabadra, a powerful statement of how to relax into the original ground of basic goodness. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Visual Dharma: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche video teachings

April 6th—April 7th

Series of video teachings called "Visual Dharma" by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche from Naropa University. Come to one or the whole series. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Archives Parinirvana Benefit Auction

April 7th

Auction to benefit the Shambhala Archives in their work to preserve the teaching materials and personal items of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Teaching With Bravery book signing

with Acharya Noel McLellan

April 11th

Talk and Book Signing with Author Noel McLellan for his book Teaching With Bravery: Meditation and Heart Advice for Teachers. Free event--some books will be available for sale. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Ngöndro & Werma Practice Intensive Weekend

April 13th—April 14th

Group practice for all Ngöndro & Werma practitioners, which will be structured to count as group practice days, or you can come for any session. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Joy in Everyday Life

with Liz Richardson & Douglas Beall

April 18th—May 16th

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble-heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion.Through practical methods, we develop kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Spring Meditation Retreat

April 19th—April 22nd

A gentle, four-day practice-focused spring meditation retreat. This maha-sangha style retreat is designed for all-levels of practice. Newcomers welcome. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Linda Kreger

April 26th—April 28th

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 »

Dorje Denma Ling

Vajrayogini Weekend Magnetizing Fire Offering 2019

May 3rd—May 5th

Open to Vajrayogini sadhakas who have completed an Amending Fire Offering, this is a rare opportunity to engage in fire-offering practice for a weekend. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Introduction to the Sadhana of Mahamudra – Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Robert Gailey

May 4th—May 5th

This retreat is an opportunity for newer and older practitioners to deepen their experience of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, a unique and treasured practice within the Shambhala community, through a weekend of practice, talks, and discussion. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Healing and Transforming Emotions with the Five Wisdoms

with Dr. Timothy Walker

May 10th—May 17th

According to Tibetan Buddhist teachings, we all posses the ability to access innate wisdom through five elemental energies expressed in our emotions. These five energetic emotional styles describe the different ways in which we each perceive and interact Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Day

May 11th

A full day of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Avalokiteshvara Feast

May 19th

Quarterly feast practice for tantrikas who have received the Avalokiteshavara abhisheka or lung. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Chakrasamvara Amending & Four Karmas Fire Offering

with June Crow

May 20th—May 30th

An advanced vajrayana retreat open to practitioners who have completed the Vajrayogini Four Karmas Fire Offering, and received Chakrasamvara abhisheka. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Ngöndro & Werma Practice Intensive

May 25th—May 26th

Group practice for all Ngöndro & Werma practitioners, which will be structured to count as group practice days, or you can come for any session. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Morning

June 1st

A full morning of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Tara Practice: Transcending Fear through Song & Dance

with Kristine McCutcheon

June 7th—June 9th

The practice of Tara is for all of us -- whatever stage of life. We will explore various ways of meditating with Tara -- including song and dance -- in order to go beyond the many faces of fear that confront us in daily life. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Mindfulness Health & Healing Retreat

with Shastri Mary Campbell

June 14th—June 16th

Mindfulness is an unconditional way of being, a way to connect with intrinsic health and strengthen the human capacities for awareness, wisdom, compassion and skilful action. The practice of mindfulness has been recognized as an effective approach to heal Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Christine Heming

June 15th—June 16th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

Ashe Mahamudra Nine-Day Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

June 21st—June 30th

his retreat will align the traditional investigation and pointing out instructions of mahamudra and trekchö with the wisdom of Ashe and the path of the Four Dignities, using the Ashe Mahamudra, a profound liturgy by the Sakyong. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 4

July 5th—July 16th

To register for this retreat you must have attended and completed all practice requirements for Scorpion Seal Assembly Years 1, 2 and 3. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Family Camp 2019

July 21st—July 28th

Family Camp is a magical week for parents and children to spend together with friends old and new at Dorje Denma Ling. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

The Golden Key

August 2nd—August 5th

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world around us. This extended weekend retreat presents the teachings from the Shambhala root text The Letter of the Golden Key. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Warrior Assembly 2019

August 7th—August 17th

Building on Enlightened Society Assembly and the Sacred Path programs, Warrior Assembly introduces powerful practices and teachings on the Ashe principle. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Meditation Weekthun 2019

with Tom Bell

August 24th—September 1st

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. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Household Training

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 6th—September 11th

We are delighted to offer the Shambhala Household Training residential retreat with the Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo at Dorje Denma Ling. Lady Diana will draw upon her experience creating court with the Druk Sakyong to guide participants in the p Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

September 13th—September 19th

The vajrayana teachings are renowned for providing the strongest medicine in times of the greatest confusion. But it’s also during these times that practices such as invoking the deity, resting in the nature of mind, or engaging in sacred perception can f Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Atlantic Regional Conference 2019

October 4th—October 6th

Join us in a weekend celebration of the Shambhala sangha in the Atlantic provinces! Everyone is invited to this year's Atlantic Regional Conference (ARC) at Dorje Denma Ling. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Mahamudra Retreat: Cultivating Stillness and Insight

with Elizabeth Callahan, Scott Wellenbach, Ani Palmo, Nancy Huszagh

October 16th—November 17th

Join us for a month-long mahamudra retreat based on the shamatha and vipashyana meditation instructions from the ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje’s "Pointing Out the Dharmakaya," translated by the Vajravairochana Translation Committee. Continue »