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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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 »

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 »

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  • 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 

  • Kalapa Centre Open House

    The Kalapa Centre hosted an open house last Friday, June 19th at their new downtown location in the Sovereign Place building on Sackville Street in Halifax. Community members gathered for refreshments, conversation, and shared in the stunning view overlooking the Halifax Harbour. The Executive Director of Shambhala, Carolyn Mandelker, led a series of tours of … Continue 

  • Jason Harvey talks accessibility at the Halifax Shambhala Centre

    Meet Jason Harvey. Jay is an active member of the Dorje Kasung, and also participates on both the Societal Health and Wellbeing Committee and Strategic Planning Committe. Recently he generously took the time to speak about his experience of accessibility within our Shambhala community.