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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Meditation in Everyday Life

with Diana Torbert & Douglas Beall

January 17th—February 14th

This 5-week course offers an introduction to the Shambhala teachings on basic goodness and explores how mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our lives, bringing greater stability, strength, and clarity. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1 - The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Mary Campbell & Shastri Robert Gailey

January 20th—January 21st

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 »

Learn to Be Kind to Yourself

with Shastri Mary Campbell

January 23rd

Learn to Be Kind to Yourself is part of the Learn to Live Mindfully series: Three-hour workshops that offer practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful and compassionate human beings. These workshop include guided medit Continue »

Queer Dharma Brunch & Practice

January 29th

Our monthly LGBTQ+ meditation practitioners' gathering. Continue »

Proclaiming Humanity's Goodness: Shambhala Meditation

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

February 3rd—February 5th

We live in complicated times. In the midst of great change and information overload, how should we live? What can we do? Where can we find the strength to face the challenges and confusion in our lives, as well as in the greater world? Continue »

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    What is Children’s Day?

    Here’s a brief description of Children’s Day, written by Acharya Noel MacLellan: Children’s Day is a celebration of the Winter Solstice in the Shambhala Tradition. This is a time of year when the days have been getting shorter and shorter, but now will begin to grow longer again, so we celebrate the return of the … Continue 

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    Welcome To Our New Membership Coordinator!

    Introducing our new Membership Coordinator, Lisa Stickler Name Lisa Lee Steckler (Libra-just turned 39) How long you been in town? Just over a year. Moved from Vancouver with husband Dylan Smith, son Toby (age 4) and had Charlie (9 months) not long after we moved. And we were recently joined by my mom who moved here from Montana. … Continue 

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    Marching with Pride

    by Dan Corbett, Community Enrichment & Engagement How do we show pride in our community? What could be the biggest, most outrageous display we could cast forth before an audience of tens of thousands? The first thing that comes to my mind is a parade float. And float, we did. In case you missed it, … Continue 


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