Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

with Alice Haspray, Richard Haspray, Theresa Milligan

(2020)

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Sadhana of Mahamudra practice

with Jane Hester

December 7th—December 26th

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Open House Book Discussion: Sacred Path of the Warrior

with Linda Kreger & Conner Loomis

July 10th—October 9th

Join us for an evening of conversation, meditation, and learning about the Shambhala teachings, Wednesday evenings through the summer. Continue »

Sydney Cape Breton Shambhala Meditation Group

Compassion and the practice of White Tara

with Acharya Moh Hardin

August 24th—August 25th

Compassion is not based on feeling pity for others who are worse off than oneself, or in any way looking down on others. Compassion arises from our interconnectedness with others as a natural radiation of warmth and eye-level communication. 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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Practice

August 30th—January 22nd (2020)

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is open to the entire Shambhala community and is practiced on or near the new moon days of the lunar calendar. 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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Day

September 7th

A full day of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice, i.e. at Shambhala Meditation Weekthun or BG1 class. 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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

September 14th—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

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Robert Gailey & Liz Richardson

September 19th—October 24th

This first course in the Basic Goodness Series focuses on our understanding of self, thorugh meditation, contemplation, traditional Buddhist teachings, and Shambhala teachings on Basic Goodness. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Harvest of Peace Community Celebration

September 21st

Shambhala's annual celebration commemorating harvest, generosity, and seasonal bounty. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Being Tara: Uniting the Dharma that is Taught and the Dharma that is Experienced

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal & Basia Solarz

September 24th—October 22nd

In this series of gatherings, we will explore cultivating compassion through White Tara practice and how it can support our activity, uplift our attitude and enlarge our perspective. Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Compassion & White Tara Practice

with Acharya Moh Hardin

September 28th—September 29th

Acharya Moh Hardin's annual fall teaching will examine compassion from a Buddhist perspective and introduce a short White Tara practice. Open to everyone. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine

September 28th

Join us for a one-day introduction to the outlook and practice of Shambhala Buddhism. This day-long intensive will alternate sitting meditation with lhasangs and chants used in the Shambhala tradition. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Lineage, Practice, and Faith—A gathering for vajrayana students of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

with Walker Blaine

September 29th

This vajrayana class is designed to complement Saturday’s “Meeting the Shambhala Lineage.” It is intended as a time for vajrayana students of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s teachings to gather and relax. 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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Morning

October 5th

A full morning of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice i.e. at a Shambhala Meditation Weekthun or BG1 class. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Noel McLellan

October 5th—October 6th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Opening the Umbrella: A Conference with Lady Diana Mukpo

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

October 11th—October 12th

Please join us for a conference led by Lady Diana Mukpo, wife of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, with other presenters, young and old, who represent the wisdom of our traditions.  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 »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Level I Shambhala Retreat Weekend

with Craig Schneider

October 26th—October 27th

Open to everyone. Newcomers and experienced practitioners alike are invited to this Level I Shambhala Training weekend retreat which offers an introduction to mindfulness meditation. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Refuge Vow preparatory classes

October 28th—November 4th

Preparation for taking and deciding to take the Refuge Vow. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Bodhisattva Vow Preparatory Class

with Linda Kreger

October 28th—November 4th

Prepare to take the Bodhisattva Vow for the first time or to renew your vows. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Day

November 2nd

A full day of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice, i.e. at Shambhala Meditation Weekthun or BG1 class. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

November 8th—November 10th

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

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

November 14th—December 12th

Beyond the practical approaches to dealing with fear, the Shambhala teachings address what it is like to look directly into the openness of our lives, rather than hide from our own existence. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mary Campbell

November 14th—December 12th

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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Refuge Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Noel McLellan

November 16th

Refuge Vow Ceremony - open to the public. For those who wish to take the vow, there are preparatory classes listed separately here: https://halifax.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=404096 Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Level II Shambhala Retreat Weekend

with Shastri Veit Weber

November 22nd—November 24th

Join our Level II Shambhala Weekend Retreat: The Birth of the Warrior. Open to everyone who has completed Level I. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Morning

December 7th

A full morning of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice, i.e. at a Shambhala meditation Weekthun or BG1 class. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Empowered Communication: Speaking Your Truth with Compassion.

with Basia Solarz

January 18th (2020)

Working with difficult conversations and challenging situations, based on the transformative understanding of conflict. The workshop will include self-reflection, small and large group discussions, and scenario practice. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

January 25th—January 26th (2020)

Discovering Basis Goodness in ourselves and others. A weekend of meditation instruction and practice, teachings and discussions. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Wisdom in Everyday Life

January 30th—February 27th (2020)

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path and play with whatever arises. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Contentment in Everyday Life

January 30th—February 27th (2020)

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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help?

with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 2nd—April 6th (2020)

This course asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others and an aspiration to help our world. Meditation practice, talks, discussions, contemplations and experiential learning are all part of this series. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

March 6th—March 8th (2020)

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

Joy in Everyday Life

March 12th—April 9th (2020)

Compassion, joyous discipline, and healthy energy. Buddhist teachings on aspiring and loving action. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

April 17th—April 19th (2020)

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

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

May 15th—May 17th (2020)

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 »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

May 30th—May 31st (2020)

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

June 12th—June 14th (2020)

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 »