Welcome to the Halifax Shambhala Centre

The Halifax Shambhala Centre is part of international community of urban and rural meditation centres, offering public meditation, a curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and a myriad of educational, artistic, cultural, family and community activities that help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humour.  More 

Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Celebrating the Sakyong

July 5th

Special Shambhala Sadhana Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Sakyong Enthronement Continue »

Summer Arts Program For Children

with Sarah Cox, Jamie Pratt, & Miyako Ballesteros

July 20th—July 24th

If children are given the space to feel how they are, they begin to trust their own energy and effortlessly express themselves. We will begin within discipline which gives relaxation and delight. From there we move into open forms and enjoy space. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Kathryn Heckman

September 10th—October 8th

This introductory class provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. With meditation, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Continue »

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Join us every Wednesday evening at 6pm for a light meal, to learn about the Halifax Shambhala Centre, receive meditation instruction, and gather for discussion. Continue »

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  • Kalapa Centre Open House

    The Kalapa Centre hosted an open house last Friday, June 19th at their new downtown location in the Sovereign Place building on Sackville Street in Halifax. Community members gathered for refreshments, conversation, and shared in the stunning view overlooking the Halifax Harbour. The Executive Director of Shambhala, Carolyn Mandelker, led a series of tours of … Continue 

  • Jason Harvey talks accessibility at the Halifax Shambhala Centre

    Meet Jason Harvey. Jay is an active member of the Dorje Kasung, and also participates on both the Societal Health and Wellbeing Committee and Strategic Planning Committe. Recently he generously took the time to speak about his experience of accessibility within our Shambhala community.

  • Kitchen renovations will start this summer!

    We have exciting news! We will begin phase one of the kitchen reno this summer! We are thrilled to say the industrial dishwasher will go into the kitchen this summer-I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what a huge difference that will make! As well, we will be building a beautiful new storage cabinet … Continue