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 

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Contentment in Everyday Life

with Robert Gailey

March 5th—April 2nd

This introductory class offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of an enlightened society created through mindfulness-awareness meditation, and how the stability and wisdom cultivated through this practice can expand to benefit the world around us. Continue »

Contemplative Butoh/Dance

with Denise Fujiwara

March 10th—March 24th

Using Japanese Butoh and post-modern improvisation dance principles we’ll work towards becoming more present, enhancing creativity and conditioning the body for strength and agility. Continue »

Special Film: Wisdom to Survive

March 13th

Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics, and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty Continue »

Regional Shambhala Ritual Academy

with Acharya Suzann Duquette, Andrea Doukas, Walker Blaine

March 20th—March 22nd

Regional Shambhala Ritual Academy Continue »

How can I help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Mary Campbell & Jeffrey Scott

April 13th—May 18th

The second course in the Basic Goodness Series explores our relationships with others and specific aspects of social transformation. 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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    Letter from Director Rhiannon Wells

      Dear Sangha,   The past Friday Shambhala International packed up their offices and moved out of the building. It was quite something to watch 30 years of their presence in the building dissolve. On Wednesday the first meeting of our newly formed Strategic Planning Committee will meet and already I’ve been hearing about possibilities … Continue 


    The January 31st Community Meeting ~ ‘Opening Up the Space’

    Contributed by Angie Fenwick Gibb In light of upcoming major changes (details here), the Halifax Shambhala Centre hosted a gathering of members and friends on January 31 to share one another’s vision for how to work with our space and resources to better serve the greater Halifax community, our current sangha, the sangha of the future. … Continue 

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    Lodro Rinzler on Right Livelihood

    Listen to Lodro Rinzler speak with Mary Hynes about bringing mindfulness into the workplace on CBC Radio’s Tapestry.