Dön Season Retreat

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During these final days of the Year of the Water Tiger, we will focus our evening practice on Vajrakilya and Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos. See the schedule below for details. Our usual evening schedule will resume after February 21 (Shambhala Day/Losar).

The Dön Season is a very dynamic time. During the retreat, we would like to maintain formal decorum for all practices. Participants will be muted upon entry, and we ask that you practice meditation upon arrival. The chat function will not be available during the retreat. 

On the eleventh day of the retreat, the neutral day, we will end with a feast to celebrate all of the practice we accomplished together. On that day, the shrine room will be left open, and the chat function will be restored so people can connect and make merry.  So let’s rouse bodhichitta, practice like our hair’s on fire for 10 days, and then enjoy the feast. All times below are Eastern Standard Time. Please check back for possible updates

Morning Sitting Meditation and Evening Protector Chants
Every Morning, 7:40 – 8:15 am ET
In Main Shrine Room – Open to all

Please note: The daily sitting meditation and protector chants from  5:15-6:15 pm Eastern will be on hiatus starting Friday, February 10 and resuming on Wednesday, February 22. 

Friday, February 10

Saturday, February 11

  • 5:45-6:50 pm: A short offering (pre-recorded or read) followed by Vajrakilaya practice in the Vajrayana Shrine Room, open to tantrikas with lung
  • 7:00-8:00 pm: 21 recitations of the Mamos in the Main Shrine Room, open to all

Sunday, February 12

  • 5:45-6:50 pm: A short offering (pre-recorded or read) followed by Vajrakilaya practice in the Vajrayana Shrine Room, open to tantrikas with lung
  • 7:00-8:00 pm: 21 recitations of the Mamos in the Main Shrine Room, open to all

Monday, February 13

Tuesday, February 14

Wednesday, February 15

Thursday, February 16

Friday, February 17

Saturday, February 18

  • 5:45-6:50 pm: A  short offering (pre-recorded or read) followed by Vajrakilaya practice in the Vajrayana Shrine Room, open to tantrikas with lung
  • 7:00-8:00 pm: 21 recitations of the Mamos in the Main Shrine Room, open to all

Sunday, February 19

    • 5:45-6:50 pm: A  short offering (pre-recorded or read) followed by Vajrakilaya practice in the Vajrayana Shrine Room, open to tantrikas with lung
    • 7:00-8:00 pm: 21 recitations of the Mamos in the Main Shrine Room, open to all

Monday, February 20 (the Neutral Day)

Tuesday, February 21

SHAMBHALA DAY/LOSAR
YEAR OF THE WATER RABBIT

Kalapa Dawn: Toasts and Werma Sadhana
In person at the Halifax Shambhala Centre & in Ocean’s Main Shrine Room
Open to authorized Werma practitioners.
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7:00 am ET

Sadhana of Mahamudra
In person at the Halifax Shambhala Centre & in Ocean’s Main Shrine Room
Open to all.
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8:15 am ET

Shambhala Day Address from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Video presentation in Ocean’s Main Shrine Room
Open to all
Following the Sadhana of Mahamudra

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