Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Sunday Online Meditation, 10-11:30am

April 12th—June 28th

Weekly sitting practice for new and experienced meditators. Currently available on Zoom Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Social Meditation Online

April 13th—June 29th

Social meditation is a practice that creates an opportunity for people to explore being their authentic selves in a safe space with other human beings Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Core Teachings of the Buddha

May 5th—June 7th

Join in our exploration of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths, presented by Shambhala Acharyas online using Zoom video conferencing. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Practices for the Time of the Pandemic

May 18th—June 29th

The Pandemic Practices recommended by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Medicine Buddha and Green Tara followed by protector chants. These sessions are open to all practitioners, there are no prerequisites. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Warrior Tuesdays: Stroke Practice - Online

June 2nd—June 16th

Stroke practice for those who are qualified to do this practice. Every first and third Tuesday at 7:00 pm online. With Shastri Mary Campbell on May 19. RSVP for each Tuesday by registering on the HSC website. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Chariot of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

June 5th—June 7th - Date postponed or cancelled

Mahamudra, the "great symbol," is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also extremely simple and direct. Continue »

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Nine-Day Mahamudra Retreat 2020

with Acharya Richard John

June 5th—June 14th - Date postponed or cancelled

A nine-day advanced mahamudra retreat following practice text "Pointing Out the Dharmakaya," the classic liturgy by Wangchuk Dorje, the Ninth Karmapa. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

June 5th—December 29th

The Shambhala Sadhana is a practice to celebrate basic goodness and strengthen our community and our understanding of the fundamental teachings of Shambhala. Open to all. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Heart of Recovery: Live Online Course

with Scott Perkins

June 6th—June 27th

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, discontent, and harmful Continue »

Prince Edward Island Shambhala Meditation Group

The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Christine Heming

June 7th—July 5th

Join us for this live online class via Zoom. All are welcome. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Warrior Tuesdays: June Evening Werma Practice - Online

June 9th

Monthly evening Werma Sadhana practice for those authorized. Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

An Introduction to Shambhala Meditation (Online)

with Shastri Veit Weber

June 14th

Everyone is invited to this online introduction and transmission of Shambhala Meditation, a unique practice of feeling our direct experience. This program will allow you to attend group practices of Shambhala Meditation. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Feast: Vajrayogini - Online

June 15th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Training Level IV

with Alice Haspray

June 18th—June 19th - Date postponed or cancelled

Shambhala Training: The Heart of Warriorship is a series of five secular meditation retreat weekends that help us develop fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Shambhala Training Level V

with Alice Haspray

June 20th—June 21st - Date postponed or cancelled

Shambhala Training: The Heart of Warriorship is a series of five secular meditation retreat weekends that help us develop fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Primordial Rigden Ngöndro & Werma Practice Intensive

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 20th—June 26th - Date postponed or cancelled

Join Acharya Eric Spiegel and your cohort Shambhala vajrayana practitioners to accomplish your Primordial Rigden Ngöndro or Werma Sadhana Practice commitments. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Practice

June 21st

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 »

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Shambhala Queer Dharma Retreat

with Basia Solarz & Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 26th—June 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

This meditation retreat for the LGBTQ community invites practitioners of all levels of experience, but no previous meditation is necessary. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

June Werma Feast

June 30th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

Five Wisdom Energies: Understanding the Feminine and Masculine of Who We Are

with Irini Rockwell

July 4th—July 11th - Date postponed or cancelled

The five wisdom energies are a vehicle for self-discovery and a tool for working with others in everyday life, both personally and professionally. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Transforming Fear with the Five Wisdoms: Live Online Course

with Irini Rockwell

July 11th—July 25th

The Five Wisdom energies are key to emotional transformation. They reveal the profundity of Buddhist psychology and the transformative power of tantra. Here's the key: your wisdom is in the darkness of your confusion. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Exploring Shambhala Culture: Manifesting our Future

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

July 16th—July 20th - Date postponed or cancelled

The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo invites you to a program where we will explore together the many riches in our Shambhala culture, the good the bad and the ugly. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Scorpion Seal Assembly 10R

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

August 7th—August 18th

SSA10 graduates are invited to join us at Dorje Denma Ling for a Scorpion Seal Assembly Retreat with John Rockwell. Continue »

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Listening Mind Weekend Retreat - The Freshness of Impermanence

with Roger Guest

August 21st—August 23rd

Focusing on the simplicity of Listening Mind, we will explore techniques that allow any situation - work, play, sitting, walking, being alone or with others - to support and deepen our connection to reality, to nature, to others and to ourselves. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Listening Mind - Deepening Presence and Connection

with Roger Guest

August 21st—August 28th

We have become slaves to the seemingly omnipresent master of our personalities: the ‘Thinking Mind’. When becoming lost in thought has become chronic, there are ways we can regain our sanity in the non-conceptual world. Continue »

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Mahamudra Retreat: Cultivating Stillness and Insight

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

September 1st—September 30th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow 2020

with Sam West

September 11th—September 13th

Join us for a weekend Kyudo Intensive. "Through Kyudo one can learn to live beyond hope and fear, how to be" -Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Chöd Training & Practice: Severing Attachments to Obstacles 2020

with Kristine McCutcheon

September 25th—September 27th

Chöd literally means "cutting" -- cutting through our obscurations, cutting ego-grasping and fixation and then offering our entire being to pacify the suffering of all beings. It is also valued as a special system of spiritual healing. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

October 2nd—October 8th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

Vajrayogini Enriching Weekend 2020

with Mark Nowakowski

October 9th—October 11th

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 »

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Shambhala Meditation Weekthün 2020

with Tom Bell

October 17th—October 25th

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

Dorje Denma Ling

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1-3

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

October 25th—October 29th

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 »

Dorje Denma Ling

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

with June Crow

November 1st—December 1st

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

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Vajrayogini Amending the Mantra Fire Offering

with Mark Nowakowski

December 3rd—December 13th

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