Community

Our Cape Breton Shambhala community has all ages, backgrounds, and cultures and we all bring meditation into our lives in different ways.  Our groups serve as a place where we connect around areas of interest: bringing more peace and space into our daily lives, social action, Buddhist teachings, or just sharing experience and warmth with others.  Our small groups are also a source of support and encouragement for everyone exploring the richness and challenge of meditation practice.  Ones own curiosity is what shapes our programming.

The Shambhala groups in Cape Breton are part of an international community of over 220 meditation Centres and Groups. For more information about the Shambhala tradition, history and current world-wide initiatives open the Shambhala International tab.

“Meditation is based on the premise that the natural state of mind is calm and clear…..Meditation is a way to slow down and see how our mind works. This has nothing to do with religion or a spiritual path. It has everything to do with simply being human.” Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

 

Community Events

Nyinthun - a day of meditation

—November 17th

Nyinthun Nyi means day and Thun means meditation session. Come and join in a day of silent meditation. The day starts with a bit of an orientation and tea and then we settle in to sitting and breathing and walking and not talking and coming back to o Continue »

Tenno Room in Cape Breton

with Dr. Julia Sagebien

November 14th—November 15th

Attention all Warriors Come to a gathering of the Clan Enjoy a day of listening to and exploring the teachings of Tenno by Chogyam Trungpa please note pre-requisites apply Continue »

Moh Hardin at Big Hill Retreat

with Acharya Moh Hardin

November 29th—December 1st

The Fall Weekend Retreat at Big HIll Retreat with Acharya Moh Hardin Acharya Moh will be teaching on the fundamentals of Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Day - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th (2020)

Shambhala Day - Year of the Iron Mouse SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Based on the traditional Tibetan New Year's celebration of Losar, the day is calculated Continue »

 

Children/Families

Shambhala Day - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th (2020)

Shambhala Day - Year of the Iron Mouse SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Based on the traditional Tibetan New Year's celebration of Losar, the day is calculated Continue »