Kristine McCutcheon

Kristine McCutcheon has been meditating in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition for over 30 years including a three year retreat. Studying the dharma has led her to travel to Nepal and India and then back to Nova Scotia.

Drawing on her background as a Montessori teacher, Kristine presents the dharma in a hands-on way, incorporating movement, song and contemplation to help participants ground in shamatha meditation.

Taking her teachers’ examples to heart, Kristine is a householder and lives with her partner in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, between the mountain and the ocean.






Events with Kristine McCutcheon

Mahamudra Retreat: Discovering the Nature of Mind
September 27 - October 20, 2024

A meditation retreat exploring Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje’s text Pointing out the Dharmakaya “When mind is without reference point, that is mahàmudrà.​ When you are accustomed to and familiar with this,​ unsurpassable awakening is attained.” – Tilopa, Mahàmudrà: The Ocean of Definitive Meaning ​Please join retreat leaders Kristine McCutcheon and Scott Wellenbach for a group, mostly silent, three-week retreat following Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje’s shamatha and vipashyana mahamudra meditation instructions. The retreat will follow the format as practised in the Sopa Choling three-year retreat with boundaries and four sessions daily. This retreat is restricted to Vajrayana practitioners. Our practice will be both…