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Losar: The Year of the Earth Dog

earthdogSunday 18 February from 10 am to 1 pm!

Here is our schedule for Sunday morning…please come for all or any part of the celebration.

10:00 am Sitting Meditation, Losar Liturgy, Video Greeting from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
11:30 am Bagels and lox, mimosas and coffee/tea provided by Nalandabodhi Halifax
12:00 Toasts, Announcements, and Aspirations

Losar Practice

The Losar Liturgy helps us to purify any remaining negativity and clear away any obstacles for the coming year.

Year of the Earth Dog

Earth Dogs are loyal, honest and kind.  This year will bring a new focus on those matters that benefit all of us; social justice, well being of others, attention to inequality and fairness.  Planning and proceeding calmly and steadily are emphasized

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The Four Immeasurables

Equanimity     Loving Kindness     Compassion     Sympathetic Joy


A Two-Day Practice Workshop

Sunday Jan. 21 and Jan 28, 9:30-4:00

The Four Immeasurables  is an important practice of the Mahayana path. Its objective is to train our minds in the four qualities of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity in order to extend them to all beings.

Over the course of two Sundays, we will engage in practices that evoke the qualities of the Four Immeasurables and explore how we relate to these in our own experience. We will also identify obstacles encountered in developing these qualities, and spend time practicing specific antidotes.

This workshop will be facilitated by Catherine Slone, a longtime practitioner within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Catherine is a Nalandabodhi practice instructor and a facilitator of the weekly mindfulness group, Meeting of Minds.

Preregistration is encouraged. Please contact us at halifax@nalandabodhi.ca

Find more information here.

Meeting of Minds: A weekly mindfulness mediation group

Unplug and relax – mindfulness mediation and conversation.  No experience needed.  Just drop in.

Wednesday evenings 7-8pm

Nalandabodhi Halifax, 6218 Quinpool Rd.


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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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