About us

Located in the historic Mahone Bay Community Centre at 45 School Street in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, the Mahone Bay Meditation Centre strives to provide a safe, inclusive environment for the practice and study of meditation from a Buddhist-based tradition of mindfulness and awareness.  Regular weekly meditation sessions are available to new and seasoned practitioners alike on Wednesday evenings (7pm to 9pm) and Sunday mornings (9am to 12pm), as well as classes for further exploration.  (See our schedule for more information)

About our offerings

We are a Non-Denominational Community/Sangha. Our Centre is independent from any specific over-arching organization and includes practices from a variety of lineages. Instruction in meditation and mindfulness practice; which include secular Buddhist and other mindfulness-based traditions, are available. We offer classes and programs that cover foundational Buddhist teachings that include Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions introduced to us by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the renowned Tibetan meditation master. Our Centre is associated with other like-minded Meditation Centres. We will collaborate with these in offering a variety of programs and visiting teachers.
Non Denominational
Inclusive
Mindfulness

Meditative Practices

Programs and Workshops

In the coming year we will be offering a number of workshops and classes, along with our regularly scheduled meditation sessions.

What's happening at the centre.

Centre News

Calendar

May 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Who's on first
  • First Regular Sitting Meditation
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  • Sunday Sit
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  • Sit & Practice
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  • Sunday Sit
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  • Sit & Social
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  • Sadhana of Mahamudra
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  • Vesakha Day
  • Grand Opening!
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  • Sit & Talk
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  • Sunday Sit
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  • Soup & Sit - Fundraiser
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Resources

We offer a number of resources in our lending library such as books and audio recordings, which can be borrowed by our members.
Books

We have a large selection of mindfulness literature available to lend.



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Audio recordings

We have mindfulness practice instruction and guidance cd's and tapes available for lending.

 

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Web links

Access to a cultivated collection of meditation and mindfulness information available .



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Membership in the South Shore Buddhist Meditation Society

Membership in the South Shore Buddhist Meditation Society allows you to make better use of the facilities offered at the Centre.

Governance Structure

The Mahone Bay Meditation Centre is operated by the South Shore Buddhist Meditation Society (SSBMS), a non-profit society incorporated under the Nova Scotia Societies Act. An Annual General Meeting will be held in January or February at which members may elect the directors of the Society. The SSBMS is intended to be an inclusive and open group for the practice and study of meditation as handed down from the many traditions that developed after the life of Shakyamuni Buddha. This community of practitioners is intended to further the individuals' own practice and understanding of the Buddhist teachings, but also to be engaged in the larger community to help with social and environmental issues that are common to all human societies. We intend to be a community that will seek the teachings and leadership of acknowledged Buddhist teachers as well as community leaders that could offer training or classes that would further develop individuals for being role models in society.

Membership application

Three types of membership are available:
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Contact us

Mahone Bay Centre
45 School St Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Reach out (voice or text)
E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 902 980 0885