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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 Amos Peres & Julia Sable

September 13th—October 11th

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 »

The Mindful Eye: Contemplative Photography

with Charles Blackhall & Dr Kerry Crofton

September 17th—September 18th

A contemplative photography weekend for photographers of all backgrounds Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life (Morning)

with Jacquie Bell

September 21st—October 19th

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 »

Awakening Society

with Acharya Noel McLellan & Marguerite Drescher

September 29th

This gathering, open to all, will include food, guided meditation, and conversations exploring our experience of being in society and awakening society. 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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