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Shambhala Day at Gampo Abbey

February 22, 2012 marked Shambhala Day – the beginning of the New Year, based on the Tibetan lunar calendar (one month after the Chinese New Year)
To celebrate this occasion we went to Gampo Abbey, North America’s Shambhala-Buddhist monastery located in Pleasant Bay on Cape Breton Island. A few words about Shambhala Buddhism:  Shambhala is not considered to be a religion as much as a set of practices designed to help people live compassionate lives helping others to do the same in order to create an enlightened society.  Shambhala practitioners come from all walks of life and may or may not […]

Shambhala Meditation Retreat based on “Being Brave, Transforming our World” DVDs

We are pleased to offer a Meditation Weekend based on DVDs of talks by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Acharya Pema Chodron from the Being Brave: Transforming our World retreat held in Halifax last August
This retreat was “aimed at awakening kindness and courage in order to shift the direction of human destiny and bring global change”
 
March 2, 5pm to March 4, noon, 2012
 
* Join us in sitting and walking meditation and contemplation practice
* View the talks on DVD
* Participate in discussion
All are welcome; no meditation experience necessary
 
Shared meals
Private rooms or dorm accommodations available or just attend during the day
 
Cost for retreat […]