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 

Vaishaka Day

“Just as when the Buddha was born the devas bathed him, just so with pure divine water we are bathed.” That is the verse we recite when we take turns symbolically washing an image of the Buddha.   This is to celebrate the Buddhas birth – which is also celebrating our own birth as all beings … Continue 

Empowered Feminine retreat at Cabot Shores

A MEDITATION RETREAT AND CELEBRATION OF THE EMPOWERED FEMININE May 26 – 27, 2018 Cabot Shores, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Come transform through the power of the mandala, a universal template of inner and outer wholeness. Drawing on her experience as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, who became a best-selling author and world-renowned Buddhist teacher, Tsultrim … Continue 

Milarepa Day

Shambhala has a tradition of getting together once a year and chanting the songs of the lineage. This is called Milarepa Day because we start and end the day with the Guru Yoga practice of Milarepa. Milarepa was a teacher famed for not only their wisdom but also the fact that their instructions were sung … Continue 

Kalapa Valley Bridge Building

We are thrilled that Kalapa Valley has been awarded a Shambhala trust grant to build  a bridge across Peddler’s Brook  

Children’s Day at Cabot Shores

Shambhala Children’s Day and Winter Solstice Celebration at Cabot Shores On December 21, 2017, a group of nine children and 15 adults gathered at Cabot Shores to celebrate Shambhala Children’s Day. Children’s Day and Winter Solstice are both celebrated on December 21st. Because this marks the time of year when daylight has waned and the … Continue 

Dragon and Dignity in your life

Dragon A Shambhala dragon is not the same as the dragon of British storytelling. This is not a giant enemy lizard that needs to be vanquished. The Dragon dignity is the dragon of the Orient, the east.

Songs for Children’s Day

Unborn Unborn, unborn. From that everything arises. Solid Earth is tamed as plowed ground.  yo ho yo ho the great eastern sun

Garuda and Dragon in your life

  Garuda Garuda is the dignity that everyone gaps on. What is a Garuda? Well, it is a mythical bird like creature that was prominent in Indian culture. So like the Dragon we only know it from stories and haven’t seen them directly. What we are told is that Garudas don’t go through a series … Continue 

Lion in everyday life

Lion Lion goes a bit beyond the basics and yet is still very connected to them. If you make the cup of tea then when you drink it you enjoy it. That enjoyment or appreciation is infusing the situation with the dignity of the lion.

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