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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Winter Solstice & Children's Day Candlelight Ceremony

December 20th

This evening candlelight ceremony marks Winter Solstice and Children's Day (which both fall on December 21st this year). The celebration is for our entire community, friends and families. By acknowleging the coming winter, we can connect with, and celebra Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Weekthun

with Shastri Mary Campbell

December 26th—January 1st (2015)

Retreat is a potent way to deepen in the practice of meditation. In this week of group retreat (weekthun), we will explore Shambhala Meditation, the felt personal experience of basic goodness, together with the practice and study of mindfulness-awarenes Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Mary Campbell

January 16th—January 17th (2015)

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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mary Campbell

January 22nd—February 26th (2015)

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 »

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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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    Kitchen Renovation

    We are delighted to announce that we have been able to raise more than $33,000 towards our goal of $39,090 for the renovations of the Halifax Shambhala Centre kitchen. This is due to the extraordinary generosity of Landy and Laurie Mallery, who have offered a matching gift of $18,500 to the project, and to the participants … Continue 

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    Snow Lion Sale Saturday!

    Sat November 29th: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Come by and find a treasure! Lots of new and used items for sale including: A sealed Avalokiteshvara Thangka, a brocaded Ngoedup Rongae line drawing print of Dorje Trollo, signed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, lots of other art items, jewellery, solid wood coffee table, mini fridge, lot of new and … Continue 

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    Staff Position Open: Marketing and Communications Manager

      Job Title: Marketing and Communications Manager Application Deadline: December 3rd, 2014 Start Date: January 2nd, 2015 The Halifax Shambhala Centre is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager. The Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for communicating the activities and vision of the Halifax Shambhala Centre to the public and to the centre’s members through digital … Continue