Shambhala

  • Tom Bell, Senior Teacher

    Tom Bell, Senior Teacher
    Tom Bell, Senior Teacher
    Your guide
    Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    Oct 17 - 25, 2020 (9 days)
    “Shambhala meditation is synchronizing with our own genuineness; it is the act of being. Through this process we discover reality with three gestures - feeling, being, and touching... the mind progressively develops strength and trust in basic goodness, finally reaching full saturation with its own understanding and experience. When we have a strong mind, no matter what thoughts occur, we…
  • Shar Khentrul Rinpoche

    Shar Khentrul Rinpoche
    Vesna Wallace

    Vesna Wallace
    Shar Khentrul Rinpoche +1
    Your guides
    Tibetan Rime Buddhist Institute – Mongolia Mongolia
    Aug 5 - 21, 2020 (17 days)
    • transport
      Airport pick-up included, Airport drop-off included
    • group
      50 People per group
    • meals
      3 Meals provided each day. Vegetarian options available
    • accommodation
      Shared, camping rooms available
  • Kristine McCutcheon

    Kristine McCutcheon
    Kristine McCutcheon
    Your guide
    Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    May 1 - 3, 2020 (3 days)
    Tara is a Buddhist female deity of compassion who helps practitioners overcome their fears and anxieties. Although she arises in many colours, her most popular energies manifest as peaceful White Tara, who brings healing, long life and tranquillity; and the dynamic Green Tara, who overcomes obstacles, grants wishes and saves beings in situations of adversity. The practice of Tara is for all of us…
  • June Crow

    June Crow
    June Crow
    Your guide
    Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    Nov 1 - Dec 1, 2020 (31 days)
    “In the practice of meditation, you step beyond your hope and fear. You develop trust in the strength of your being and in your ability to extend yourself to others, and you find you have tremendous willingness to do so.” -- Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche This dathün, for both new and experienced meditators, will follow the intensive group retreat style introduced by Trungpa Rinpoche. Each day…
  • Scott Perkins

    Scott Perkins
    Scott Perkins
    Your guide
    Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    May 23 - 31, 2020 (9 days)
    “The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.” -- Pema Chödrön 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 actions.…
  • Acharya Suzann Duquette

    Acharya Suzann Duquette
    Acharya Suzann Duquette
    Your guide
    Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    Oct 25 - 29, 2020 (5 days)
    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. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity. Qigong is also…
  • Irini Rockwell

    Irini Rockwell
    Irini Rockwell
    Your guide
    Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    Jul 4 - 11, 2020 (8 days)
    The Five Wisdoms, also referred to as the Five Buddha Families, are traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings relevant to these challenging times. They are a vehicle for self-discovery and a tool for working with others in everyday life, both personally and professionally. Each of us possess all five energies. Depending on how awake we are to our fundamental nature, the energies can be…
  • Basia Solarz

    Basia Solarz
    Acharya Eric Spiegel

    Acharya Eric Spiegel
    Basia Solarz +1
    Your guides
    Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    Jun 26 - 28, 2020 (3 days)
    All beings possess natural goodness, kindness and intelligence, noble qualities inherent in each of us. The Shambhala dharma is about gaining confidence in these innate qualities by means of meditation and infusing this confidence into our everyday lives. While this is true for everyone, the LBGTQ community faces particular challenges within society; this can be both an inspiration and an obstacle…
  • Acharya Richard John.

    Acharya Richard John.
    Acharya Richard John.
    Your guide
    Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    Jun 5 - 7, 2020 (3 days)
    This weekend retreat is open to all practitioners—newer students and tantrikas—who wish to deepen their meditation practice. Mahamudra, the "great symbol," is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also extremely simple and direct. This retreat will be a pre-vajrayana introduction. We will deepen the practices of shamatha and vipashyana meditation to look at the…
  • Roger Guest

    Roger Guest
    Roger Guest
    Your guide
    Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    Aug 21 - 28, 2020 (8 days)
    Most of us have had the experience of struggling with mindfulness, maybe even worried that our capacity for relaxation is slipping away. We have become slave to the powerful, seemingly omnipresent master of our personalities, known as the ‘Thinking Mind’. While the experience of being lost in thought is epidemic and untethered discursiveness has become chronic, there are ways we can regain…
  • Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already are it. Byron Katie
  • Roger Guest

    Roger Guest
    Roger Guest
    Your guide
    Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    Aug 21 - 23, 2020 (3 days)
    No matter where we are in life, every time we tune in to our perceptions we are invited to a fresh feast of aliveness. To fully taste this freshness we have to leave behind our preconceptions, even our identification with meditation practice. Focusing on the simplicity of Listening Mind, we will explore techniques that allow any situation - work, play, sitting, walking, being alone or with others…
  • Sam West, 'Somo' of Kozan Kyudojo

    Sam West, 'Somo' of Kozan Kyudojo
    Sam West, 'Somo' of Kozan Kyudojo
    Your guide
    Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    Sep 11 - 13, 2020 (3 days)
    "One is not polishing one's shooting style or technique, but the mind. The dignity of shooting is the important point. This is how Kyudo differs from the common approach to archery.... The point is that through long and genuine practice your natural dignity as a human being comes out. This natural dignity is already in you, but it is covered up by a lot of obstacles. When they are cleared away,…
  • Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre – Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
    Apr 11 - 12, 2020 (2 days)
    Join us for a weekend of community work and sharing.   As is customary at Dorje Denma Ling, we schedule a Saturday and Sunday work gathering in the spring to help us get ready for the program season. All willing workers are welcome - there's more than enough to do, and jobs available that will suit all talents and skills. Of course we host voluteer workers free, feed them well and give them…
  • Cameron Wenaus

    Cameron Wenaus
    Cameron Wenaus
    Your guide
    Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre – Nelson British Columbia Nelson British Columbia
    Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2020 (3 days)
    Having experienced a taste of Basic Goodness, we want to go forward. This weekend program is part of The Way of Shambhala, our core path of training. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we personally create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. These habits trap us and prevent us from experiencing the full potential of our lives. Through meditation, we begin to appreciate that there is no…
  • Menla Retreat & Spa – Phoenicia New York Phoenicia New York
    Mar 6 - 15, 2020 (10 days)
    Robert Thurman vividly brings to life the many dimensions of the Kālachakra Tantra in this special series of study and practice Intensives, which focus on familiarizing practitioners with a traditional Kālachakra Mind Mandala sadhana practice which Dr. Thurman himself uses and deeply explores with all participants. This retreat is intended and reserved for those who have participated in any…
  • Elizabeth Reid

    Elizabeth Reid
    Elizabeth Reid
    Your guide
    Sky Lake Retreat Center – Rosendale New York Rosendale New York
    Feb 14 - 16, 2020 (3 days)
    Open to all! We usually associate happiness with fleeting moments of satisfaction, pleasure or comfort, but the Shambhala teachings and the meditation practice they are based on can lead us to deeper and more enduring happiness. This is the path we set out to explore in Level 1 as mindfulness practice begins to open us to the depth and dimension of the present moment where we learn to appreciate…
  • Satyarthi Prateek

    Satyarthi Prateek
    Satyarthi Prateek
    Your guide
    Tantra Nectar – Bali Indonesia Bali Indonesia
    Mar 20 - 30, 2020 (11 days)
    • transport
      Airport pick-up available (extra cost)
    • group
      25 People per group
    • meals
      3 Meals provided each day. Vegan, vegetarian, ayurvedic, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free options available
    • accommodation
      Shared rooms available
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  • Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

    Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
    Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
    Your guide
    Osage Forest of Peace – Sand Springs Oklahoma Sand Springs Oklahoma
    Mar 19, 2020 (1 day)
    In partnership with Tam Bao Buddhist Temple, Tulsa Shambhala Center, and Magic City Books, the Forest hosts Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche on Thursday, March 19, 2020.  Meditation master and author of Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness, Rinpoche speaks to audiences about improving life through meditation. Join us at 6:00 p.m. for supper and attend a teaching with Rinpoche…
  • Sophie Léger

    Sophie Léger
    Sophie Léger
    Your guide
    Sky Lake Retreat Center – Rosendale New York Rosendale New York
    Apr 3 - 7, 2020 (5 days)
    Students will be introduced to traditional Outer and Inner Qigong from two systems: the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. This is through the lineage handed down by Dr. Eva Wong. Xiantianwujimen was founded in the Song dynasty (circa 10th to 12th centuries) by Daoist sage Chen Xiyi, who is recognized as "the father of qigong." Eva Wong is the…
  • Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

    Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
    Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
    Your guide
    Casa Werma – Pátzcuaro Michoacán Mexico Pátzcuaro Michoacán Mexico
    Mar 17 - 24, 2020 (8 days)
    Discovering the Sacredness of Sense Perceptions through the Werma Sadhana In some religious traditions, sense perceptions are regarded as problematic, because they arouse worldly desires.  However, in the Shambhala tradition, which is a secular tradition rather than a religious one, sense perceptions are regarded as sacred.  They are regarded as basically good.  They are a natural gift, a…
  • Elizabeth Callahan

    Elizabeth Callahan
    Elizabeth Callahan
    Your guide
    Sky Lake Retreat Center – Rosendale New York Rosendale New York
    Jan 24 - 26, 2020 (3 days) See 1 more date
    We are delighted to announce that the esteemed translator Elizabeth Callahan will be returning to teach a series of mahamudra intensives at Sky Lake in 2020. This program is restricted to tantrikas who have previously attended Elizabeth’s mahamudra program, or who have had other extended study of mahamudra (by the permission of the instructor). The program is a series of three weekends, each…
  • Gabriela Córdova Novion

    Gabriela Córdova Novion
    Gabriela Córdova Novion
    Your guide
    Casa Werma – Pátzcuaro Michoacán Mexico Pátzcuaro Michoacán Mexico
    Feb 21 - 23, 2020 (3 days)
    Esta serie de cursos profundizan nuestra entendimiento de las enseñanzas de Shambhala y de la práctica de la meditacíon. Tanto con sesiones de meditacíon, con grupos de discusión, con pláticas como con otras actividades, uno puede encontrar esa sincronicidad de cuerpo y mente que permite revelarnos nuestra estabilidad, claridad y fortaleza mental innatas. La Senda del Entrenamiento Shambhala…
  • Pema Chodron

    Pema Chodron
    Pema Chodron
    Your guide
    Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre – Nelson British Columbia Nelson British Columbia
    Feb 16 - Mar 22, 2020 (36 days)
    You don’t have to look far in today’s world to find suffering, both large and small. Seemingly endless violent conflicts around the world. The ongoing extinction of numerous species. Epidemic rates of depression and anxiety. Broken relationships. Isolation. Sickness. Aging bodies. How can we hold the suffering of others without drowning in their pain or losing our own sanity? Traditional…
  • Shastri Sandra Ladley

    Shastri Sandra Ladley
    Shastri Sandra Ladley
    Your guide
    Casa Werma – Pátzcuaro Michoacán Mexico Pátzcuaro Michoacán Mexico
    Jan 25 - Feb 1, 2020 (8 days)
    We can make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same. * * * Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. ~~Ani Pema Chodron This retreat is for women to come together in a beautiful setting surrounded by lush gardens to experience deep meditation practice, sacred community and creative expression. We will have the opportunity…

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