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  • Dharma Gathering: Embodying Sacred Masculinity: Liberatory Movement
    Starts 24 Apr 2019
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  • Dharma Gathering: Climate Change as Charnel Ground
    Starts 01 May 2019
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  • A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part II: The Joyful Snow Lion and
    Starts 05 May 2019
    The second of a fourpart series exploring the Shambhala Mahaya...
  • Dharma Gathering: I Love You and I Might Not Like You: Metta as Lib
    Starts 08 May 2019
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  • Shambhala Land Centres

    Cape Breton;
    Kalapa Valley
    Valley of kindness

    Gampo Abbey
    Home of Shambhala Monasticism

    Dorje Denma Ling

    Regional Programs

    Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

    St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

    with Alice Haspray, Richard Haspray, Theresa Milligan


    • How to bring out meditation in our daily lives?

        So often those of us who are interested in meditation ask ourselves – does meditation help us when we are not actually sitting on the cushion? Does meditation help the attitude we take when we are doing things in our day-to-day life? Is there an overflow of training our mind that we can actually … Continue 

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      Harvesting Peace in Cape Breton

      Heads up everyone Cabot Shores and Paul and Barbara and Acharaya Moh Hardin will be hosting our annual community ‘harvest of peace’ on September 23. It’s funny how we think we have ‘always’ had a fall Nyida day celebration and that it ‘always’ has had food and children events and ‘always’ some group practice! well…  … Continue 

    • Midsummers in the Margaree’s

      Midsummer’s Day, Sunday June 24 At Shambhala we have a long tradition of celebrating the changing of the seasons. Summer brings openness, warmth, and often a sense of relaxation and enjoyment of the simple things in life. Please join us on Sunday, June 24th for a float down the river celebration where we can relax together and … Continue