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Losar 2017: Year of the Fire Rooster

roosterMonday Feb. 27 at 9:30am

We’ll celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Fire Rooster at Nalandabodhi Halifax, 6128 Quinpool Rd., at 9:30 am starting with a special Losar liturgy; this will be followed by celebratory drinks & delicacies.

Losar is a time to start with a new outlook. It is a good time to be mindful of our emotions because our attitude at this time will set the tone for the rest of our year. Thus, we want to start the year with good emotions. The actions we take on this day are also said to set the tone for the year ahead. 

Year of the Fire Rooster

Fire Roosters are energetic, trustworthy, hardworking, outspoken, active and popular with a crowd. Roosters are very confident in themselves, sometimes vain and boastful, and they can look for attention from others to excess. Cocky and fearless, the year of the fire rooster will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road.

Nalandabodhi Halifax is pleased to present in March

choygam trungpa

ChögyamTrungpa: Essential Teachings

Presented by Carolyn Gimian

  • Friday, March 31, 7:30-9:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 1, 9:30-12:00 am and 2:00-5:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 2, 10:00-12:00 am – Sitting Meditation

Location: Nalandabodhi Halifax, 6218 Quinpool Road (above Trinity Jewelers)

Cost: $75.00 (plus service charges of $6.79). Go to Ticket Halifax* to register:


Meditation was the core practice presented by Chögyam Trungpa, the great Buddhist teacher and author who established the Shambhala community in Nova Scotia and around the world. In this program, you’ll learn meditation as he taught it, and we’ll also examine some of the key ideas presented by Chögyam Trungpa and how they apply to solving problems in our lives and addressing the chaos and confusion of this time. We’ll discuss: 

  •  What is meditation and how can we bring the insight of meditation into our daily lives?
  •  What are the three aspects of materialism and how can we work with them?
  •  How can we smile at fear?
  •  What is the role of chaos and mishaps in waking us up?
  •  How can we be both brave and vulnerable in this world?
  •  Chögyam Trungpa’s extraordinary life.
  •  How he came to Nova Scotia.
  • What is his lasting impact here?

Carolyn Gimian is the Director of the Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project. She has edited many of Chögyam Trungpa’s best-known books, including Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior and Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery. She is also the editor of ten volumes of THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA. She has lived in Halifax for more than thirty years.



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