Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

with Alice Haspray, Richard Haspray, Theresa Milligan


St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Sadhana of Mahamudra practice

with Jane Hester

December 7th—December 26th

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 »

Sydney Cape Breton Shambhala Meditation Group

Big Hill Spring Retreat

May 24th—May 26th

Again this year our esteemed team of monastics from Gampo Abbey, Gelong Kalsang and Samten Trinkar, will lead and teach this retreat. The topic for the retreat is The Four Immeasurables. There will be Dharma talks, group discussions, and plenty of sitting 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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabhadra

with Acharya Lodro Dorje Holm

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

Learning to Live Mindfully: Learning to Make a Fresh Start: Waking up In Daily Life

with Kathryn Heckman

June 11th

Through the practice of mindfulness meditation and mindfulness in daily life, we can shift our allegiance from the struggle of wanting there to be another now and come home to the NOW that is actually happening. 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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

June 17th—January 10th (2020)

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

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Sitting with an Open Heart: A weeklong meditation retreat

with Shastri Robert Gailey

June 22nd—June 28th

A week of meditation, known as weekthün (week session), is a powerful way to deepen our mindfulness-awareness meditation. This week will join intensive sitting practice with the mahayana teachings, physical exercises, discussion, silence, and conversati 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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Sadhaka Audience with Changling Rinpoche

July 18th

Sadhakas are invited to an audience with Venerable Changling Rinpoche. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Changling Rinpoche: Cutting Through Ego-Clinging, The Teachings of Khenpo Gangshar

July 19th—July 21st

Venerable Changling Rinpoche is returning to Halifax to teach us! Rinpoche will continue to give vajrayana teachings based on the Life and Teachings of Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo, who was one of the primary teachers of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. 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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Tantrikas Audience with Changling Rinpoche

July 22nd

Tantrikas are invited to an audience with Venerable Changling Rinpoche. 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 »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Kyudo (Japanese Meditation Archery) Weekend 2

with Dale Hinchey

August 17th—August 18th

Everyone is welcome to join us for our second kyudo weekend program of the summer. All equipment provided. 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

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

with Sam West

September 13th

The purpose of Kyudo is to purify one's heart and mind, awaken natural human dignity, and to go beyond the obstacles of ambition, aggression or confusion. 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 »