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Nalandabodhi Halifax 6218 Quinpool Rd.

Mahamudra for Everyone A weekend program with Andy Karr Saturday Nov. 30 and Sunday Dec. 1 The practice of Mahamudra is the way to recognize that confusion is wisdom. In mind itself, there is nothing to be taken away, and nothing to be added. But there is something to be realized. Mahamudra is the method […]

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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 […]

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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 House is an […]

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Shakyamuni Festival

Saturday May 21 at 11:00am Nalandabodhi Halifax marks the Shakyamuni Festival (also known as Saka Dawa Düchen and Vaishak)  with shamatha meditation and auspicious chants, followed by a potluck reception. It was through the diligence and kindness of a young prince, Siddhartha Gautama, that we have a path to find enlightenment for ourselves and thus be […]

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Compassion and Altruism

Are compassion and altruism different? From a Buddhist point of view they are the same. Technically, however, altruism seems to mean that our sense of compassion expands to the point where we become devoted to the welfare of others. That doesn’t mean we don’t care for ourselves at the same time, but in practice we […]

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