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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Introduction to Contemplative Photography

October 20th—November 24th

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Shambhala Training Level II Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Benoît Côté

November 7th—November 9th

The point of the Shambhala training is to get out of the cocoon, which is the shyness and aggression in which we have wrapped ourselves. ~ Chögyam Trungpa Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Seth Levinson & Julia Sable

November 13th—December 11th

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana Weekend with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

December 5th—December 7th

Shambhala Sadhana Weekend with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mary Campbell

January 22nd—February 26th (2015)

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 »

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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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    An Invitation to Share Thanksgiving from Engage Nova Scotia

    Join fellow Nova Scotians in hosting new families this thanksgiving weekend as a part of the national movement : Share Thanksgiving. Share Thanksgiving is an initiative that connects newcomer immigrants and established Canadian families for Thanksgiving dinner. It bridges a divide between Canadians, inviting families to learn about each other and share a new experience. … Continue 

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    A Day at the Halifax Shambhala Centre

    We wanted to share this video snapshot of a summer day at the Halifax Shambhala Centre at Harvest of Peace, but due to the power outage, we were not able to show it.  We hope you enjoy! ~HSC staff   Check out other videos from Harvest of Peace here.

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    All the Videos you Missed at HOP, and our Fundraising Results

    We had a very successful Harvest of Peace today. We gathered outside and shared a delicious spread of potluck foods. After lunch, just as we were about to begin the video presentations, the power on the block went off and we had to begin improvising. We were introduced to the Rites of Warriorship Graduates and … Continue