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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 »)

Death: The Great Teacher of Loss, Growth, and Continual Transformation

with Acharya Emerita Judy Lief

April 22nd

An exploration of what death has to teach us Continue »

Queer Dharma Gathering

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal, Seth Levinson, Basia Solarz

April 25th

Queer Dharma Gathering Continue »

Eyes Wide Open: Christian and Buddhist Approaches to Mindfulness and Prayer

with Shastri Mary Campbell, Patricia Ullman Hayward, John Odenthal

April 25th—May 16th

Saint Andrew’s United Church and the Halifax Shambhala Centre are delighted to host a collaborative four- part series. Continue »

Lantern-Making in Preparation for Vaishaka Day

April 26th

Lantern making workshop to celebrate the birth of the Buddha. Everyone welcome! Continue »
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Taste of Shambhala: Open House

Every Wednesday evening beginning at 6pm you can join us for a light meal and learn about the Halifax Shambhala Centre, receive meditation instruction, and gather for discussion. More →

Featured News – Blog (More »)

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    Eyes Wide Open

    No one at Saint Andrew’s United Church seemed surprised when a Buddhist showed up for their Easter Sunday service two years ago. The doors were wide open, greeters with big name tags handed me some paper and a book, and I – just like everyone else – received smiles, blessings, handshakes with wishes of peace, and free-flowing … Continue 

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    Kitchen Project

    We are very excited to be part of Halifax City’s District 7 Participatory Budgeting Process, and putting forward a project to raise money to renovate our kitchen. As the Sakyong has stressed, our centres need to focus on Food, Conversation, and Meditation, and here is a great way to improve our ability to do this! 1084 … Continue 

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    Michelle Munro Joins the Staff

    We are very pleased to announce that we have hired Michelle Munro, for the Family, Community and Culture Administrator position. We would like to thank all of the wonderful applicants for applying for the position and hope that we will see you around the centre in the future. Michelle spent over two years as the … Continue