Programs

Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chödron Reading Circle

January 8th—February 26th

Join us on all or any of these Wednesday evenings at 8:15pm for a reading circle on "Comfortable With Uncertainty," by Pema Chödron. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Millennial Practice Group

January 13th—December 28th

Come and join a group of millennial practitioners committed to incorporating the path of meditation into the challenges of daily life. Continue »

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human: Tuesday Mornings

with Shastri Jil Amadio

January 14th—February 18th

A new year - and a new relationship with ourselves. Join us as we examine the central question that ancient and modern, contemplative traditions have asked through the ages, “Who am I?” Continue »

Contemplative Photography Open House

February 5th—June 3rd

The Nalanda Miksang Society for contemplative photography meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Döns Season Intensive

February 13th—February 22nd

In the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, the ten-day period leading up to the Tibetan's lunar new year is considered "döns season." Continue »

Shambhala Day - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th

Join us for Shambhala Day - a day that marks the beginning of the new year, and is the most important holiday of the Shambhala community. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Community Accountability Workshop

February 29th

In this workshop, participants build their knowledge and practices regarding community accountability in response to sexual misconduct, while honouring the way the dharma shapes our responses. Continue »

The Joyful Snow Lion and the Paramitas: Thursday Evenings

March 5th—April 2nd

Join us as we watch and discuss this series of recorded talks by senior Shambhala teachers on relative bodhicitta and the paramitas. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

March 7th

This half-day program introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Milarepa Day

March 8th

Join us for this celebration of the enlightenment and life example of Milarepa, one of Tibet’s most famous yogi saints. Everyone welcome. Continue »

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Jil Amadio

March 8th—March 15th

In this course we explore our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. Open to all. Continue »

Ritual and Symbols of Meaning in the Meditation Hall

with Margaret May

March 11th

Join us on this Wednesday evening for an exploration of our personal and collective rituals in the meditation hall, as well as the array of symbols in the room. Everyone welcome. Continue »

The Way of the Bodhisattva - Transforming Emotional Confusion, Maitri Five Wisdoms Workshop

with John McQuade

March 14th

Join us for this introduction to the practice of Maitri Five Wisdoms where we learn to directly transform emotional confusion into practical wisdom. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training, Level II - Weekend Retreat

March 21st—March 22nd

In this weekend program, we look at how to recognize the habitual patterns that prevent us opening to the experience of basic goodness. Prerequisite: Level I Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

with Donald Eckler & Kelly Murphy

March 22nd—April 19th

This five-week, Sunday evening course is the third in the Way of Shambhala series. It introduces practical methods to develop ongoing kindness toward ourselves and others. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Taoist Qigong, Levels 1 & 2

with Beth Latchis

March 28th—March 29th

Learn how to energetically strengthen both body and mind through Qigong. Open to all. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life: Tuesday Mornings

March 31st—April 28th

The final course in the Way of Shambhala series. This Tuesday morning course looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Prerequisites apply Continue »

Learn to Meditate

April 4th

This half-day program introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Revitalizing our Energy with Sound, for our own healing and for others

with Ann-Marie Boudreau

April 4th

In this workshop, we explore how the vibration of the human voice can help energize and heal the physical body and calm the mind, emotions and spirit. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chödron Reading Circle

April 8th—May 13th

Join us on all or any of these Wednesday evenings at 8:15pm for a reading circle on "Comfortable With Uncertainty," by Pema Chödron. Everyone welcome. Continue »

The Way of Bodhisattva Workshop -The Six Realms - A Buddhist Perspective on Personal Psychology

with Margaret May

April 11th

Join us for this half-day course offered in The Way of the Bodhisattva series. Details to be announced soon. Continue »

One Day Silent Meditation Retreat: Alone/Together

with Donald Eckler

April 19th

Join us for a silent day of sitting and walking meditation. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Discovering Your Authentic Being: An LGBTQ Gathering

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

April 23rd

Join us for a gathering of the LGBTQ community for meditation and conversation. Continue »

Engaged Compassion: Living as a Bodhisattva-Warrior

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

April 25th—April 26th

In this weekend program, led by Acharya Eve Rosenthal, we will engage Shambhala Buddhist methods and teachings to gently increase our capacity for compassion. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

May 2nd

This half-day program introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. Everyone welcome Continue »

The Way of Bodhisattva Workshop - Demystifying the Vajrayana

with Shastri Jil Amadio

May 9th

Join us for an exploration of the vajrayana path and it’s skillful methods for bringing us in contact with our true nature. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Vulnerable Power

with Amanda Hester

May 16th—May 17th

Join us for this weekend meditation program exploring the role mindfulness can play in understanding and combating oppression. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life: Sunday Evenings

May 24th—June 21st

In this five-week, Sunday evening course, we deepen our meditation experience through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Open to all. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

June 6th

This half-day program introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. Everyone welcome. Continue »

Taoist Qigong, Level 3

with Sophie Leger

June 27th—June 28th

Taoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Prerequisite: Qigong Levels 1 & 2. Continue »

Taoist Qigong, Levels 1 & 2

with Michael Busby

September 12th—September 13th

Learn how to energetically strengthen both body and mind through Qigong. Open to all. Continue »

Taoist Qigong, Level 4

with Sophie Leger

November 28th—November 29th

Taoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Prerequisite: Level 3 Continue »