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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 »)

Shambhala Training Level I Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Christine Heming

August 12th—August 13th

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 »

The Mindful Eye: Contemplative Photography

with Charles Blackhall & Dr Kerry Crofton

September 17th—September 18th

A contemplative photography weekend for photographers of all backgrounds Continue »

Being with Dying with Mindfulness and Awareness,

with Jacquie Bell

October 21st

Fundraiser for The Hospice Society of Greater Halifax Continue »

Being With Dying

with Jacquie Bell, Acharya Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje, Shari Vogler, Artist to the Court Deborah Luscomb

October 22nd—October 23rd

Being present with someone who is dying and offering care is a generous act of compassion. Deepening our understanding and awareness of our relationship with dying will enable us to open up and offer genuine and compassionate care. Continue »

The Heart of Recovery is a meditation and discussion group that brings together Shambhala Buddhist meditation practice with our individual paths of recovery from compulsive and addictive behaviors. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addiction and recovery to our personal paths as warriors, Bodhisattvas, and meditation practitioners.

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    Open Doors/Open Hearts

    I’ve been sitting here looking at a blank document for some time…What to write? What would you who is reading this want to know about the Halifax Shambhala Centre? I could tell you that things are well. That we just participated in our first Doors Open Halifax event, where we saw over 250 people come … Continue 

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    Help us welcome the newest member of the team!

    I’m Dan Corbett! I’ve just assumed the responsibilities of Community Engagement and Enrichment at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. I’ve been a resident of Halifax for five years and active with Shambhala for four of them. I’ve spent most of the past decade travelling the world as a bicycle tour guide, visiting regional Shambhala centres as … Continue 

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    Spring Fever: HSC Director’s Report

    As the fresh air of spring flows, I invite you to join me in breathing life into our community by taking note of some of the changes and opportunities that seem to to popping up like flowers. For those who would rather hear about these things in person, or perhaps more in depth, I’ll be … Continue