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Welcome to the Halifax Shambhala Centre

The Halifax Shambhala Centre is home to an 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 humor.  More →

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Meditation in Everyday Life

with Acharya Noel McLellan & Linda Kreger

September 11th—October 9th

An introductory course perfect for beginners, Meditation in Everyday Life presents peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and ways that meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. Continue »

Traditional Chinese Qi Gong Level 1 & 2

with Sophie Léger

September 13th—September 14th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages—the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 20th

Adult Rites of Passage: Awakening to the Stages of Life

with David Whitehorn & Conner Loomis

September 26th—September 28th

The weekend program, called “Awakening to the Stages of Life”, includes contemplations and practices that bring forth the experiences of participants and connect them with the Shambhala vision. Continue »

New! Sacred Family

with Acharya Noel McLellan

October 4th

This is a new day long program for families! Continue »

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

Note: We have been on a break for several weeks, but are beginning again.  Please join us for the next Open House beginning Wednesday, August 27th!


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    Awakening to the Stages of Life

    Check out our video about the Adult Rites of Passage program this September. To learn more or register, go here.  

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    Snow Lion Sale! Friday & Saturday

    Tomorrow our sale is open! Come visit us 3-7pm. The fun continues Saturday 10am-2pm! We have it all! We have books, tapes, transcripts and Vajrayana practice materials all by donation. Other items include filing cabinets, a wooden baby gate, many rings and unique jewelery pieces for $10 max, crystals, calligraphy’s, photos, a “HUM” banner, and many other … Continue 

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    Way of Shambhala Program Manager Position Open

    The Halifax Shambhala Centre is currently accepting applications for one of its core staff positions, the Way of Shambhala Program Manager, working within the Department of Path and Culture. The WOS Program Manager is responsible for The Way of Shambhala programs, including Shambhala Training, In Everyday Life classes, the Sacred Path, and the Basic Goodness … Continue