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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Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Shastri Tom Bell

October 27th—December 1st

Part one of the Basic Goodness series, this course asks the question "Who am I?" and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha-nature, and the confidence of warriorsh Continue »

Hooked Obsessed and Addicted--Working with Habitual Patterns Through Mindfulness

with Joseph Litven

November 4th—November 6th

Addictions are part of the everyday life of our culture and can deprive us of vitality and our appreciation of nowness Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life - 2 for 1 Discount

with Dr Geoff Crinean

November 8th—December 6th

This 5-week course offers an introduction to the Shambhala teachings on basic goodness and explores how mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our lives, bringing greater stability, strength, and clarity. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life (Morning) - 2 for 1 Discount

with Diana Torbert & James Torbert

November 9th—December 7th

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 »

Shambhala Training Level 1 Weekend Retreat

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

November 25th—November 27th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

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    Marching with Pride

    by Dan Corbett, Community Enrichment & Engagement How do we show pride in our community? What could be the biggest, most outrageous display we could cast forth before an audience of tens of thousands? The first thing that comes to my mind is a parade float. And float, we did. In case you missed it, … Continue 

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    Open Doors/Open Hearts

    I’ve been sitting here looking at a blank document for some time…What to write? What would you who is reading this want to know about the Halifax Shambhala Centre? I could tell you that things are well. That we just participated in our first Doors Open Halifax event, where we saw over 250 people come … Continue 

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    Help us welcome the newest member of the team!

    I’m Dan Corbett! I’ve just assumed the responsibilities of Community Engagement and Enrichment at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. I’ve been a resident of Halifax for five years and active with Shambhala for four of them. I’ve spent most of the past decade travelling the world as a bicycle tour guide, visiting regional Shambhala centres as … Continue 


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