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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with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 27th—March 29th

“The life force called windhorse is the unlimited energy of basic goodness, buddha nature, inherent wakefulness. We connect with it through meditation practice.” - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Prerequisite: Great Eastern Sun Continue »

Parinirvana Day Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast - Open to All!

April 4th

To commemorate the passing of the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. Continue »

How can I help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Mary Campbell & Jeffrey Scott

April 13th—May 18th

The second course in the Basic Goodness Series explores our relationships with others and specific aspects of social transformation. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III Weekend Retreat

with Liz Richardson

April 17th—April 19th

When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive. Continue »

Ashe Mahamudra Week-long Retreat

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

May 15th—May 20th

The Sakyong has written a beautiful practice text that brings together the Shambhala dzokchen path of Ashe and the four dignities with the Mahamudra vipashyana investigations into the nature of mind. 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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    Letter from Director Rhiannon Wells

      Dear Sangha,   The past Friday Shambhala International packed up their offices and moved out of the building. It was quite something to watch 30 years of their presence in the building dissolve. On Wednesday the first meeting of our newly formed Strategic Planning Committee will meet and already I’ve been hearing about possibilities … Continue 


    The January 31st Community Meeting ~ ‘Opening Up the Space’

    Contributed by Angie Fenwick Gibb In light of upcoming major changes (details here), the Halifax Shambhala Centre hosted a gathering of members and friends on January 31 to share one another’s vision for how to work with our space and resources to better serve the greater Halifax community, our current sangha, the sangha of the future. … Continue 

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    Lodro Rinzler on Right Livelihood

    Listen to Lodro Rinzler speak with Mary Hynes about bringing mindfulness into the workplace on CBC Radio’s Tapestry.