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Milklake Shambhala Retreat Centre

Milklake Shambhala Retreat Centre
73 Wilfred Road
Middlewood, NS
B4V 6J3


Resident lay teachers: M. Gregg Clause, Director. Alexandra Evans, Administration.

Lineage: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Choygam Trungpa Rinpoche

Practices: Chanting sutras, chanting prayers, chanting mantras, commentary study, dana to sangha, discussion groups, flower arranging, meditation, music, painting/calligraphy, solitary retreats, sutra study. Milklake is a solitary retreat centre where many practices are accomplished.

Meditation: Altruism (tonglen, etc.), calming (shamatha), chi kung, deity sadhana, dzogchen, insight (vipassana), just sitting (shikantaza), loving kindness (metta), mudra, tai chi, visualization, yoga postures, walking

Other activities and initiatives: Green Initiative & Sustainability. Organic Gardening based on moon cycles. Provide Juniper for Shambhala community practices. Woodworking shop for providing shrine items. Japanese Archery (Kyudo) practice. Sustainable forest management based on moon cycles.

Affiliated with: Dorje Denma Ling, Halifax Shambhala Centre, South Shore Shambhala Centre, and all Shambhala Centres in Canada.

Languages: English, French, Tibetan. In solitary retreat one uses whatever language one speaks, so all languages are spoken.

Established: Early 1980s

Updated: February 2022