Welcome to Dartmouth!

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic our group will meet and practice together virtually through Zoom. We’ll gather Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. for meditation practice followed by discussion, and Thursday mornings from 8 to 8:45 a.m. for practice only.

Monday evening (7 to 9 p.m.) Zoom meeting info:

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Meeting ID: 963 681 800

Thursday morning (8 to 8:45 a.m.) Zoom meeting info:

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Meeting ID: 210 043 772

We will also offer periodic virtual introductions to meditation (although beginners welcome to join us for the above meetings any time!) Keep an eye on our Dartmouth Shambhala Meditation Group Facebook page for details.

Wishing you peace and good health at this difficult time!

The vision of Dartmouth Shambhala Meditation Group is to continue to provide a welcoming and nurturing container for anyone wishing to deepen their connection to meditation practice and the Shambhala path. Our focus is supporting practice, learning and a sense of community.

Our format is that of a practice and study group focused on sharing with each other and supporting each other in our meditation practice. We largely rely on one another to bring forward discussion topics and help facilitate meaningful conversation related to our practice and understanding of the Shambhala teachings.

From September to late June,the Dartmouth Shambhala Meditation Group meets Mondays (excluding holidays) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Breathe Mindfulness Centre located in the Royal Bank Building at 46 Portland St., Suite 313 (3rd floor).

There is free parking available in the lot behind the building (accessible via King St.) in the evenings, and street parking is also free after 6 p.m.

The format of the evening will be meditation practice from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm, a tea break followed by sharing and discussion until 9:00 pm. We will have chairs and some meditation cushions available.

All are welcome and meditation instruction will be provided to newcomers. If you’re new to meditation and would like to join us, please contact us at [email protected] ahead of time so we can arrange to meet you early for meditation instruction.

New to Shambhala?

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →