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 

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Shambhala Daily Chants

with Walker Blaine

September 1st—September 29th

A Short Class Series on the Shambhala Daily Chants Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Kathryn Heckman

September 10th—October 8th

This introductory class provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. With meditation, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Dr Geoff Crinean & Liz Richardson

September 17th—October 15th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly and work with our anxiety. We dare to face life and death as they are. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Evening

September 28th

Join us for our first Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Event -- Open to all members Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1 Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Mary Campbell

October 23rd—October 24th

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 »

Featured News (more »)

  • Building Changes

    Insurance Work This winter, as did many Halifax residents, we incurred water damage to various sections of our building. Due to the heavy volume of claims, we are just getting this sorted out now. To make a long story shorter, given the age of the building the insurance company required an asbestos test before the … Continue 

  • For Immediate Hire: Way of Shambhala Program Manager

    The Halifax Shambhala Centre is currently accepting applications to hire immediately one of its core staff positions, the Way of Shambhala Program Manager, working within the Department of Practice and Education. The WOS Program Manager is responsible for The Way of Shambhala programs, including Shambhala Training, Everyday Life Classes and the Sacred Path, as well … Continue 

  • Key Volunteer Positions Needed!

    Key Volunteer Positions Needed In order to enrich our community and the community at large we need a dedicated person or people to step forward and offer their exertion and service to the following positions. Most of these probably average a commitment of 30min to a few hours a week. Membership Coordinator: We are saying … Continue