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 »)

Shambhala Training Level II Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Christine Sloan

November 27th—November 29th

In Level 2, we explore how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. We learn how to work with fear and with the obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. Continue »

Blueberry Fundraiser for the Halifax Shambhala Centre

November 28th—December 2nd

Purchase a 5lb box of frozen organic blueberries from Denma Farm in Tatamagouche for $22 and support the Centre at the same time! Continue »

Maitri Space Awareness: Exploring the Wisdom of Emotions

with Dr. Timothy Walker & Liz Richardson

December 4th—January 10th (2016)

Maitri Space Awareness is a meditation practice that heightens awareness of your emotional patterns, sense perceptions, your ways of interacting and the styles of wisdom associated with the five elemental energies of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. Continue »

Gongter slideshow

with Walker Blaine

December 7th

An evening of stories of images from the Gongter Empowerments Continue »

Stroke Practice

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

December 14th

Join Acharya Eve Rosenthal for Stroke Practice. Continue »

 You Are Invited …

Join us every Wednesday evening at 7pm to learn about the Halifax Shambhala Centre, receive meditation instruction, and gather for discussion. Continue »

Featured News (more »)

  • Community Meeting on November 28th, 7pm

    We are hosting an important community meeting this Saturday at 7pm where the new Strategic Plan for the Centre will be presented and discussed. We will also be celebrating the completion of the kitchen renovation project. Please join us at the Halifax Shambhala Centre for this community gathering!

  • Harvest of Peace summary from director Michelle Munro

    I hope you enjoyed our Harvest of Peace celebration here in Halifax. We had a delightful time! We were happy to announce that our kitchen renovation is nearly complete thanks to the generosity of the community, within budget! Also, it was a great opportunity to introduce new Shambhala Centre staff Genea Teskey, Lisa Tay, Peter Clancy, … Continue 

  • Harvest of Peace!

    Join us for our annual Harvest of Peace celebration on Saturday, Sept. 19th at 10:30am and find out what your fortune is. Hint: it may involve cookies.