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Khenpo Choying Dorje, an eminent Buddhist scholar and head principal and abbot of Dzongsar Institute in Chauntra, India, is visiting Halifax to teach on the Mahayana: the mind training of lojong and the Middle Way philosophy.  

Khenpo is known as an approachable and interactive teacher with a contemporary outlook and a vigorous speaking style. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche asked Khenpo to give these teachings in cities around the world.

Khenpo will teach a weekend program on Lojong, the Mahayana Buddhist system of mind training and mind transformation, over the weekend, March 2-3. He will give public talks on the evenings of Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5. Khenpo's teachings in Halifax will conclude with a Sadhana of Mahamudra feast on Wednesday evening, March 6.

To attend, please register and pay for each event by clicking the link for Tickets Halifax. See below for program details.

Teaching Schedule and tickets

Lojong weekend program
Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3
$25 for the weekend or $15 for one day
Capacity: 35 people


Saturday, March 2, 1:30 to 5:30 pm, at the Atlantic Contemplative Centre, 5670 Spring Garden Rd., 9th Floor  

Sunday, March 3, 1:30 to 5:30 pm, at the Halifax Central Library, BMO Community Room, 5440 Spring Garden Rd.

CLICK HERE to register for Lojong weekend program, March 2 and 3 ($25 for the weekend or $15 for one day, register for both days or for one)

Who's the Irritating One, You or Me?: a public talk on Lojong mind training
Monday, March 4, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
$10 admission
Halifax Central Library, BMO Community Room, 5440 Spring Garden Rd.
Capacity: 55 people

Do we find ourselves frequently confronted by difficult people? Did we ever hear ourselves saying, ‘Is it just me, or is that person really annoying!’ I have to be honest here…do I really want to know the answer? Well, let’s dig in and find out. May the force be with you!

CLICK HERE to register for the March 4 Public talk, Who’s the Irritating One, You or Me?

How to Milk a Painted Cow: a public talk on Madhyamaka
Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
$10 admission
Nalandabodhi Halifax, 6218 Quinpool Rd.
Capacity: 25 people

“How to Milk A Painted Cow” is the story told of Chandrakirti, a famed Mahayana master who once fed the monks of his monastery in a time of famine by milking the painting of a cow. If we were to believe that the story was true, then how was that possible? Did Chandrakirti master the power of alchemy? Or was it that he had mastered the power of mind – the realization of sunyata (emptiness)?

CLICK HERE to register for March 5 Public talk, How to Milk a Painted Cow

For more information, contact Barbara Stewart:


Khenpo Choying Dorje: Teachings on Lojong and the Middle Way

2 - 5 March 2019
Halifax, Canada