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 »)

Share Your Wares: Holiday Community Craft Fair

December 10th

A celebration of local creativity and craftiness! Continue »

Queer Dharma Gathering

December 10th

Our monthly LGBTQ+ meditation practitioners' gathering. Continue »

Learn to Be Kind to Yourself

with Shastri Mary Campbell

December 12th

Learn to Be Kind to Yourself is part of the Learn to Live Mindfully series: Three-hour workshops that offer practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful and compassionate human beings. These workshop include guided medit Continue »

Winter Solstice & Children's Day Candlelight Ceremony

December 20th

This evening candlelight ceremony marks Winter Solstice and Children's Day. The celebration is for our entire community, friends and families. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Weekthun

with Shastri Robert Gailey

December 26th—December 31st

Retreat is a potent way to deepen in the practice of meditation. In this week of group retreat (weekthun), we will explore Shambhala Meditation, the felt personal experience of basic goodness, together with the practice and study of mindfulness-awarenes Continue »

Featured News (more »)

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    Welcome To Our New Membership Coordinator!

    Introducing our new Membership Coordinator, Lisa Stickler Name Lisa Lee Steckler (Libra-just turned 39) How long you been in town? Just over a year. Moved from Vancouver with husband Dylan Smith, son Toby (age 4) and had Charlie (9 months) not long after we moved. And we were recently joined by my mom who moved here from Montana. … 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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