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 »)

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 »

Ashe Mahamudra (Weekend Only)

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

May 15th—May 17th

Weekend only portion of Ashe Mahamudra Program Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV Weekend Retreat

with Hudson Shotwell

May 22nd—May 24th

As we trust further in basic goodness and dare to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully with kindness. Continue »

Light, Darkness, Dream and Colour (Public Program)

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

May 28th

Join us for an evening with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell as we takes us on an experiential exploration of light, darkness and colour. Continue »

Getting Off the Wheel of Suffering Video Retreat

May 30th—May 31st

Join us to experience this recent teaching by Pema Chodron on video. 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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    Day of Solidarity with Nepal

    Dear Haligonians, Saturday, May 2nd, we at the Halifax Shambhala Centre and Shambhala Centres around the globe would like to welcome you to a space of refuge and reflection at this challenging time. Many of us have seen the reports of turmoil and suffering for the people of Nepal, and other places, such as Baltimore, we … Continue 

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    Employment Opportunity: Building Caretaker

    Employment Opportunity: Building Caretaker, Halifax Shambhala Centre The Building Caretaker cleans and maintains the interior and exterior of the Halifax Shambhala Centre building and grounds. The Building Caretaker maintains a healthy and environmentally safe environment. He or she is a natural handyperson who is resourceful and enjoys challenges. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Reports to the … Continue 

  • Job posting for summer student at Shambhala Archives

    Position: Archival Assistant Shambhala Archives, 1084 Tower Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia May 25, 2015 to July 31, 2015 (11 weeks) $13/hour Job description:  The archival assistant’s duties will include trans-coding and replicating a large number of audio files to audio CD format and data DVD, entering data into a Filemaker Pro database of archival holdings and creating housing materials … Continue