Path of Study

“We’re cultivating our intelligence as opposed to expanding or upgrading its contents. It’s like brightening a room by putting a higher-watt lightbulb in a lamp. Suddenly we can see everything in the room much more clearly.”  
—Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Nalandabodhi offers complete study and education programs on Buddhism. A graduated curriculum starting with Introduction to Buddhism, the teachings offer a comprehensive study of the Hinayana and Mahayana views of Buddhism as presented by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  (+more about the Path of Study)

Current Courses Offered at Nalandabodhi Halifax

Hinayana Buddhism

Buddhism is not religion in the usual sense of the word. It is a method of investigation that allows you to work skillfully with the positive potentials and negative energies of your own mind. The teachings of the Hinayana represent the most fundamental instructions of the Buddha, which are central to everything that follows. Hinayana studies, therefore, are basic to any training in Buddhism  learn more.  This course is already in progress; please contact us for more information

Mahayana Buddhism

Also called the greater vehicle, the Mahayana delves further into the topics of compassion, loving kindness and selflessness. This class requires previous study in Hinayana Buddhism. Please contact us for more information at