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Tea With Tara


Saturday December 7 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM

The practice of Green Tara can help overcome fear and anxiety,  enabling one to open up to one’s own heart of compassion. The practice consists of visualizations, songs, and prayers, composed by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Tara is a bodhisattva of compassion. Tara accomplishes limitless activities for the benefit of sentient beings, and the practice of Tara helps us pacify fears and other obstacles, including illness, for ourselves and others. Following Tara practice, we will celebrate with tea and goodies.
Everyone Welcome.



December 27-31

This five-day retreat is a rare opportunity to practice the profound teachings and pith practice instructions of mahamudra shamatha and vipashyana as they are presented in The Ocean of Definitive Meaning by the Ninth Gyalwang Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje.

We will be guided by Scott Wellenbach, who has studied and practiced mahamudra extensively under the guidance of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Continuing on from last year’s Holiday Mahamudra Retreat 2018, we will review and practice teachings on mahamudra shamatha during the first few days of the retreat, and then go on to explore the vipashyana investigations.

 Place:         Nalandabodhi Halifax, 6218 Quinpool Rd., Halifax, NS (above Trinity Jewellers) 
Dates:            Friday December 27 through Tuesday December 31
Schedule:      9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. 
Cost:              $175.00 for all five days, or $50.00 per day (Includes Teaching Gift) Generosity policy.

Registration & Payment

  •  Advanced registration is required. Please register and pay before December 15. We need to know how many people are committed.
  • RSVP: ASAP Please email us to let us know you’re planning to come: halifax@nalandabodhi.ca
  •  Credit, cheque or cash only.


  • It’s best if you can commit to the entire retreat; if you cannot, plan to participate fully at the beginning, and for as long as you can.
  • Open to all vajrayana students who have been formally introduced to the practice of mahamudra shamatha and vipashyana by an authorized teacher.
  • RSVP: Please email us to let us know you’re planning to come and any questions:  halifax@nalandabodhi.ca

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