Spirit Dance Centre for Spiritual Ecology is a charitable multi-faith organization whose goals include promoting inter-faith understanding, respect for the planet, compassion for all beings, and ethical and spiritual values.
Our past events include Medicine Ways: World Healing Ceremonies with Tibetans and First Nations. We also brought Tibetan Geshe Gendün Yonten to Williams Lake during February 2005 to teach a ten-day Lam Rim course as the first teaching of our Buddhist Studies Program. In 2007 we held a highly successful three-day Inter-faith event in Sechelt, B.C., bringing together Tibetan Lama Tenzin Tsundu with the Anglican priest Reverend Mark Lemon for a series of discussions and a beautiful combined spiritual service.
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Lama Tenzin TsunduLama Tenzin Tsundu has recently moved to the Sunshine Coast!
As well as being the Sunshine Coast's first resident Tibetan Lama, Tsundu-la will be an enormous benefit in helping us to support the new Tibetan families who will arrive in 2013 as part of the Tibetan Resettlement Project.
Tsundu-la is holding meditation classes at Gibsons United Church every second and fourth Friday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm, and also in Halfmoon Bay every Sunday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. He is also teaching conversational Tibetan classes every Saturday in Sechelt. Please email for more information or sign up for our newsletter below to be kept informed of these events.
On Sunday, May 12 the Halfmoon Bay class is cancelled for a special Saka Dawa Blessing Ceremony. This will take place at 4:00 pm at St. Hilda's Anglican Church in Sechelt. Please see this flyer for more information.
We now have an hour-long video for sale of the creation of the Green Tara sand mandala and Venerable Tenzin Tsundu's teachings in Sechelt last September. The cost is $20 and all proceeds from the sale go toward supporting Tsundu-la's activities and toward the Tibetan Children's Village in Dharamsala, India.
You can use this link to securely purchase the video online or contact us by mail or email at the addresses below.
Tibetan Resettlement ProjectAt the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Canadian government has committed to welcoming exiled Tibetan families to Canada over the next few years. Along with other local sponsors, Spirit Dance Centre is bringing several Tibetan families to resettle on the Sunshine Coast, beginning early in 2013.
Please see our Information Sheet for details and to find out how to become involved. You can donate also toward this cause by clicking on the "Donate Now" button below and choosing "Tibetan Resettlement Fund" for your donation allocation.
Ngakpa Kalzang DorjeLast fall the Coast was blessed with Buddhist teachings from Ngakpa Kalzang Dorje. In the Tibetan tradition, a Ngakpa is a non-monastic tantric master or mystic yogi and Ngakpa Kalzang belongs to a rare lineage of this tradition. He is also a highly trained scholar and teacher and we are fortunate that he agreed to come to the Coast for what we hope was the first of many visits.
Generating Healthy Mind Through Meditation
Meditation is used to explore and gain insight into mental qualities. Through learning and practice, these qualities can become consciously engaged in our daily lives.
This two-day retreat was held in November 2012 in Halfmoon Bay, B.C. Ngakpa Kalzang is the Spiritual Teacher at Thubten Choling, a non-sectarian Tibetan Buddhist Centre in Duncan on Vancouver Island. His teachings focus on the mind, its role in every situation, and how breaking patterns and habits of mind is the way of change and the process of training the mind. You can read about him here.
MomoLuck!A mini Tibetan festival and information session for the Sunshine Coast Tibetan Resettlement Project
On November 11th we held a cultural event, information session and fundraiser, open to anyone interested in the Tibetan Resettlement Project. There were traditional and veggie Tibetan “momos” available for lunch, other Tibetan items for sale, a taste of Tibetan culture, a chance for current sponsors to share information about their preparations for the Tibetans’ arrival, and all the information a person could need for finding a way to become involved. Proceeds from this event went toward supporting Tibetan families to resettle on the Sunshine Coast.
(A traditional Tibetan momo is a meat dumpling often served with a spicy sauce. A veggie momo is like a cross between a perogy and spanakopita.)
Now it is easy to donate to Spirit Dance Centre! Through the services of Canada Helps, we are now able to accept your donations securely online – and you will be emailed a tax receipt automatically. Or if you prefer, there is always the mail…
Contact us at:Mail: Spirit Dance Centre, 8050 Redrooffs Road, Halfmoon Bay, BC, V0N 1Y1
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Phone: (604) 885-3602
Centre for Spiritual Ecology