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 →

Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Snow Lion SALE

November 29th

Join us for a pre-winter Snow Lion Sale. The Halifax Shambhala Centre has a selection of elegant items waiting for new homes. In addition, we will be selling a collection of gently-used practice supplies, small furnishings, art, jewellery and accessories. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Weekend with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

December 5th—December 7th

Shambhala Sadhana Weekend with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Continue »

Winter Solstice & Children's Day Candlelight Ceremony

December 20th

This evening candlelight ceremony marks Winter Solstice and Children's Day (which both fall on December 21st this year). The celebration is for our entire community, friends and families. By acknowleging the coming winter, we can connect with, and celebra Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Weekthun

with Shastri Mary Campbell

December 26th—January 1st (2015)

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 »

Shambhala Training Level I Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Mary Campbell

January 16th—January 17th (2015)

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. 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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    Staff Position Open: Marketing and Communications Manager

      Job Title: Marketing and Communications Manager Application Deadline: December 3rd, 2014 Start Date: January 2nd, 2015 The Halifax Shambhala Centre is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager. The Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for communicating the activities and vision of the Halifax Shambhala Centre to the public and to the centre’s members through digital … Continue 

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    This Kitchen is Cooking

     You are invited to an Community Kitchen Meeting! Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7 PM in the Main Shrine Room This we know: we have expanded in many ways – programs, community events, feasts, Taste of Shambhala open houses, and each event needing the kitchen has us running into each other, all over, emptying the dishwasher through a crowd trying to get … 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