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 →

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Meditation in Everyday Life

with Acharya Noel McLellan & Linda Kreger

September 11th—October 9th

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 I Weekend Retreat

with Acharya Noel McLellan

October 17th—October 18th

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 »

Introduction to Contemplative Photography

October 20th—November 24th

with Joe Szostak Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Benoît Côté

November 7th—November 9th

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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Seth Levinson & Julia Sable

November 13th—December 11th

This introductory class offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of an enlightened society created through mindfulness-awareness meditation, and how the stability and wisdom cultivated through this practice can expand to benefit the world around us. 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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    A Day at the Halifax Shambhala Centre

    We wanted to share this video snapshot of a summer day at the Halifax Shambhala Centre at Harvest of Peace, but due to the power outage, we were not able to show it.  We hope you enjoy! ~HSC staff   Check out other videos from Harvest of Peace here.

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    All the Videos you Missed at HOP, and our Fundraising Results

    We had a very successful Harvest of Peace today. We gathered outside and shared a delicious spread of potluck foods. After lunch, just as we were about to begin the video presentations, the power on the block went off and we had to begin improvising. We were introduced to the Rites of Warriorship Graduates and … Continue 

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    A Harvest of Peace Teaching: Generosity Beyond Doubt

    On Saturday afternoon, the Halifax Shambhala Community will gather for our annual Harvest of Peace celebration, a time when we get together to enjoy each others company, our Shambhala teachings and culture, and often, to make a donation to support our local center and global Shambhala community. (LEARN MORE about Harvest of Peace here.) Being asked … Continue