WELCOME to Nalandabodhi Halifax
Buddhism is a living spiritual tradition based on two thousand years of teachings first transmitted by the Shakyamuni Buddha. Using our own experience as a basis, Buddhism offers a path to explore the nature of mind and to relate more directly with our true nature. Halifax Nalandabodhi offers meditation instruction, a graduated curriculum of Buddhist study, and formal practice opportunities as methods to explore this science of mind. For more information please contact us; we welcome your interest and curiosity.
The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a leading scholar and meditation master in the Nyingma and Kagyu Schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Fluent in English, Rinpoche is known for his penetrating intellect, warm humour and lucid teaching style. Rinpoche is the founder of Nalandabodhi International with centres throughout the world and in Canada under the umbrella of Nalandabodhi Canada, His deep commitment to preserving the living wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism and transmitting these to the west has also resulted in the establishment of Nitartha International and the Nitartha Institute.
Songs of Realization
“Singing the key instructions
It’s the lineage tradition.”
- a verse from a song by Milarepa
Singing is a great way to memorize profound verses and prayers. It’s good meditation practice in overcoming dullness or even agitation by focusing our mind on the melody and the words. It’s a great group practice. There are many profound songs we can sing, new ones as well as old favourites.
Join us this Sunday morning for a brief singalong dedicated to the Songs of Realization, following our regular shamatha meditation. If you have a songbook, bring it along. Come whether you know the songs or not; it’s an inspiring and energetic way to conclude a session of meditation.
- 12:00 noon – 1:00pm
- 30 minutes of sitting meditation interspersed with yoga and walking meditation. Followed by tea and discussion; feel welcome to bring your lunch. Drop – in. Free. Meditation instruction provided.
Saturday Dec. 28 and Sunday Dec. 29
Find some peace and mindfulness for the end of the year… Nalandabodhi Halifax offers two days of shamatha meditation and DVD teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, The Altruistic Heart: Training in the 4 Immeasurables.
By beginning with cultivating gentleness and trust toward ourselves, we can actually train our hearts and minds to become more and more naturally concerned with the welfare of others. However, this process is gradual and needs the support of constant cultivation. The “four immeasurables” or “four limitless ones”—loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and impartiality—form a series of meditative trainings designed to allow our inherent qualities of altruism to be transformed from dormant seeds to a loving presence that can be enjoyed by ourselves and everyone we are connected to. (learn more)