Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

Halifax Shambhala Centre

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 30th—August 27th

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

The Practice of Taking Refuge

April 26th—July 7th

Weekly refuge practice, using the text "The Practice of Taking Refuge -Arousing the Motivation for True Freedom from Samsara" by Sakyong Mipham for those who have formally taken refuge with an authorized Shambhala preceptor. Continue »

Dorje Denma Ling

(Online) Wisdom in Everyday Life (WIEL)

with Alice Haspray & Richard Haspray

May 3rd—May 31st

Going beyond fear into fearlessness naturally connects us to our innate human goodness, intelligence and bravery that has always been present – all manifestations of innate wisdom. If this wisdom is already ours, why do we experience so much confusion abo Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Kyudo (Japanese Meditative Archery)

May 8th—October 2nd

Join our Kawa Ko (River Tiger) Kyudojo for our summer kyudo (Japanese meditative archery) program. Continue »

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(Online) Five Wisdoms Tantric Yoga: a Psycho-Spiritual Practice

with Irini Rockwell

May 14th—July 9th

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, working with senior students between the years of 1992 to 1994, created an interactive contemplative practice using five specific postures and coloured rooms. The origin of these teachings is deeply embedded in the embodied pract Continue »

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Being Tara: Transcending Fear through Song and Dance 2022

with Kristine McCutcheon

May 27th—May 29th

Tara is a Buddhist female deity of compassion. Meditating on Tara helps practitioners overcome their fears and anxieties and relate to ones world more fully. Although she arises in many colours, her most popular energies manifest as peaceful White Tara, w Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

In-person Werma Feast

May 31st—June 28th

Hybrid Werma Feast, both at the Halifax Shambhala Centre and on Zoom. Register here for in-person attendance. Continue »

Halifax Shambhala Centre

Werma Feast- Online

May 31st—September 27th

Online Werma Feast Practice open to all who have attended Rigden Abhisheka or Kalapa Assembly. We will start to have live attendance as well as online in May! Continue »

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Annual Nine-Day Mahamudra Retreat

with Richard John

June 10th—June 19th

This 9-day retreat will draw on the structure of Pointing Out the Dharmakaya by the ninth Karmapa, the liturgy used in the Kagyu three-year retreat. Continue »

St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

Everyday Wisdom: A Celebration of the Life and Teachings of Pema Chodron

June 24th—July 29th

In this 5-part series, Pema and those influenced by her, share some highlights of their own journeys and the practices that have enriched their lives. The program will be offered ONLINE (by Zoom) and in-person (at St. Margarets Bay Shambhala Centre). Continue »

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Qi Gong and Tai Chi Basic Training

with Eve Rosenthal

June 24th—June 26th

The ancient Chinese practices of tai chi and qi gong combine slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises. Both tai chi and qi gong are martial arts that can help your circulation, balance, and alignment. Continue »

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Shamatha-Vipashyana Half-Dathün 1

with Gaylon Ferguson

June 28th—July 13th

Retreat is a potent way to deepen in the practice of meditation. In this month-long group retreat (dathün), students will develop a deep familiarity with shamatha-vipashyana meditation, which helps us to make friends with ourselves and our circumstances, Continue »

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Shamatha-Vipashyana Dathün

with Gaylon Ferguson

June 28th—July 27th

Retreat is a potent way to deepen in the practice of meditation. In this month-long group retreat (dathün), students will develop a deep familiarity with shamatha-vipashyana meditation, which helps us to make friends with ourselves and our circumstances, Continue »

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(Online) Heaven and Earth: Contemplative Landscape Photography

with John McQuade

July 9th—September 24th

This contemplative photography Landscape course explores landscapes from an Eastern contemplative art orientation rather than the traditional Western scenic approach. The contemplative landscape way gives emphasis to visual forms, space and a sensibility Continue »

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Shamatha-Vipashyana Half-Dathün 2

with Gaylon Ferguson

July 13th—July 27th

Retreat is a potent way to deepen in the practice of meditation. In this month-long group retreat (dathün), students will develop a deep familiarity with shamatha-vipashyana meditation, which helps us to make friends with ourselves and our circumstances, Continue »

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Bodhichitta Weekthün

with Richard John

August 5th—August 13th

This seven-day meditation intensive will focus on the mahayana teachings of bodhichitta, known as "awakened heart"-- the mind of enlightenment. Mahayana, the "great vehicle," challenges us to outgrow self-centered preoccupations, and develop the wisdom an Continue »

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Radiating the Great Eastern Sun: A Community Gathering

with John Rockwell & Eve Rosenthal

August 19th—August 26th

We are so fortunate to have encountered the Shambhala teachings in this lifetime. Given the remarkable challenges facing the world, there is no better moment to embody and radiate the Great Eastern Sun in our heart. Continue »

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Family Get-Away at DDL

September 2nd—September 4th

Join us to enjoy a weekend with your family at Dorje Denma Ling -- the perfect end to a glorious summer. It's also a great time to reconnect before the children go back to school, and you'll still have Labour Day Monday to rest. Continue »

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Kyudo: The Way of the Bow 2022

with John D West

September 9th—September 11th

Join us for a weekend Kyudo Intensive. This program is open to both new and experienced Kyudo students. "Through Kyudo one can learn to live beyond hope and fear, how to be" -Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche This program will be taught by Sam West, 'Somo' of Koza Continue »

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The Shape of Awake®: Meditation and the Alexander Technique

with Hope Martin

September 9th—September 16th

Being upright is not just an arbitrary shape, it’s a perfect expression of meditation itself. In this week of intensive practice, Hope Martin, a master teacher of the Alexander Technique, will help you establish ease, non-striving, and a friendly relation Continue »

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Embodied Listening®

with Hope Martin

September 16th—September 18th

Embodied Listening® offers a way to move through blockages, challenges and uncertainty by tuning into your most reliable source for guidance — the wisdom of your body. Continue »

Sydney Cape Breton Shambhala Meditation Group

Dying with Friends

September 17th

Imagine these scenarios:  A member of our sangha receives a diagnosis of terminal cancer and asks for support A member of our Shambhala sangha dies suddenly as a result of a car accident A local Buddhist enters hospice and request spiritual assistanc Continue »

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Maitri Five Wisdoms Weekend Retreat

with Richard John & Liz Richardson

September 23rd—September 25th

Maitri, which means “kindness to oneself and others,” is a practice of self-acceptance, awareness, and openness to our individual ways of perceiving the world. Maitri Five Wisdoms is an interactive contemplative practice created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoch Continue »

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Vajrayogini Enriching Weekend 2022

October 7th—October 9th

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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(Online) The Contemplative Art Way and The Dharma Path

with John McQuade

October 15th—November 19th

There is a long tradition of interplay between the ways of the contemplative arts and the paths of the Buddhadharma. This is particularly evident with the Chinese/Japanese contemplative arts and the Chan/Zen Buddhadharma schools. Continue »

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Vajrakilaya Retreat

with Larry Mermelstein

October 22nd—November 25th

As the wrathful form of the Buddha Vajrasattva, Vajrakilaya embodies the enlightened activity of all the Buddhas. His practice is known to be the most powerful for removing all inner and outer obstacles, especially personal obstacles that affect our Dharm Continue »

Fredericton Shambhala Centre

Moh Hardin Fall Teaching

November 25th—November 27th

Hold the date for senior teacher Moh Hardin's fall weekend program. Continue »