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Nalandabodhi Canada Open Retreat 2017



October 6 to 9, 2017
Kempenfelt Conference Centre
Innisfil, Ontario

Teaching topic to be announced

This weekend residential retreat with two leading luminaries of contemporary Buddhism – Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche – is open to all. Senior teachers from the Nalandabodhi community will also lead sessions. Don’t miss this extraordinary event!

Register Here!

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Chokhor Duchen

shakyamuni_buddaThursday July 27, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

“Cho” means dharma and “khor” means turning, as in turning the wheel of dharma. This day celebrates the First Turning (first teaching) of the Wheel of Dharma. These teachings on the Four Noble Truths laid the ground for the entire Buddhist teachings and path.

It is said that on this day, the karmic effect of deeds is multiplied many times over! Everyone is invited to practice together from 5:00 to 6:30 pm next Thursday, July 27th, to celebrate this auspicious day.


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Open Meditation

“To-let-go-of-something-you-first-have-to-be-close-enough-to-get-ahold-of-it.”*Most Sundays from 10:00am to 11:30am

*Please check the calendar for dates and times.

Sometimes known as “bare attention” or “peaceful abiding” Shamatha practice begins with chants and then alternates sitting and walking meditation.  The practice of meditation is basically a process of getting to know yourself by becoming familiar with your mind.  The Buddhist view of the mind is that it’s always awake.  Its nature is awareness and compassion.  “Whatever meditation practices we may do, they are all intended to increase our mindfulness and awareness, strengthen our sense of inner peace, and improve our ability to deal with our emotions as well.” — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Everyone Welcome.


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Ponlop Rinpoche in Montreal in May

May 5-7 2017,  Ponlop Rinpoche Teaches in Montreal

DPR-Emotional-Rescue-215x300 Nalandabodhi Montreal is very pleased to host the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche for his only public appearance in the North East this year.  He will give 4 talks on the following topic: “Seizing Every Opportunity: Being Awake with Living, Dying and Everything In-Between”, This program will be held in Montréal from May 5 to May 7, 2017, at Hotel Marriott Courtyard Montréal Centre-Ville, located in the Quartier des spectacles district, at 380 René-Lévesque Blvd. West.

To register, please visit the Montreal Nalandabodhi website by clicking here(montreal.nalandabodhi.ca).

For detailed information, including the schedule, information about alternative mode of payment available (including prices free of fees), lodging, what to bring, etc., please click here.
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Our Community Partner: Phoenix House

Each year at this time, Nalandabodhi Halifax partners with Phoenix House to provide furnishings to equip youth to begin to live independently.  This is done in part to respond to the request by our teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, to make a meaningful contribution to the wellbeing of  youth in our community.

phoenix housePhoenix House is an amazing community resource: “Phoenix is a non-profit, community based organization located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At Phoenix we believe people matter – all people.  Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth between the ages of 11 and 24″ 

To learn more about the important work that they do in our community link here: http://phoenixyouth.ca/

img_2095 This year we raised funds to furnish a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom for an apartment.



img_4275If you would also like to support their work  through donations or volunteer work you can contact them here: http://phoenixyouth.ca/ways-give


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