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 »)

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mary Campbell

January 22nd—February 26th

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 »

Shambhala Training Level III Weekend Retreat

with Molly Deshong

January 30th—February 1st

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

Community Meeting

January 31st

Please join us for a community gathering this Saturday from 6-9pm Continue »

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Shastri Benoît Côté

February 9th—March 16th

Part one of the Basic Goodness series, this course asks the question “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha-nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II Weekend Retreat

with Dr. Timothy Walker

February 27th—March 1st

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 »

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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 »

Featured News – Blog (more »)

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    Important and Exciting News

    Dear Friends of the Halifax Shambhala Centre, I’m writing you today with some very exciting news for the Halifax Shambhala Centre and our larger mandala. The Sakyong was recently in residence in Halifax and is now ready to make a big announcement: He is establishing the Kalapa Centre in downtown Halifax, auspiciously in the building … Continue 

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    We Did It!

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We are very pleased to announce that we have raised all the funds needed for the kitchen renovation. Thank you to everyone who contributed! Stay tuned to hear about our next steps.

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    Introducing Alex Meade

    Please welcome our new Marketing and Communications Manager, Alex Meade: Alex has spent most of his professional life working in the music industry, from working as Program Officer at Music Nova Scotia, to artist management for Jimmy Rankin, and as a musician, a producer, an engineer, and an educator. He is excited to have the … Continue