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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 →

Featured Programs and Events (more »)

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 »

Traditional Chinese Qi Gong Level 1 & 2

with Sophie Léger

September 13th—September 14th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages—the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 21st

Adult Rites of Passage: Awakening to the Stages of Life

with David Whitehorn & Conner Loomis

September 26th—September 28th

The weekend program, called “Awakening to the Stages of Life”, includes contemplations and practices that bring forth the experiences of participants and connect them with the Shambhala vision. Continue »

New! Sacred Family

with Acharya Noel McLellan

October 4th

This is a new day long program for families! Continue »

Taste_web_adcentreJoin us every Wednesday evening at 6pm for a light meal, to learn about the Halifax Shambhala Centre, receive meditation instruction, and gather for discussion.

Note: We will be on break July 30th, August 6th, 13th, & 20th.  Open House is postponed for those evenings.  Please join us for the next Open House after that time.


Featured News – Blog (more »)

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    Summer News from the Director

                  Dear Members and Friends of the Halifax Shambhala Centre, It’s been a quiet summer here at the centre. Jeff and I both went to Shambhala Mountain Centre for Scorpion Seal Assembly and Angie has been there attending Sacred World. Michelle is currently visiting NYC and Bob and Jessie … Continue 

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    Shambhala & Social Change, by Rhiannon Wells, Centre Director

    Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time contemplating the driving force of Shambhala. I keep thinking back to a time when I was going through the Shambhala Training levels and President Reoch gave a community talk in Boulder, CO, where I was living. He told the story of the Buddha, one I’d heard many … Continue 

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    All Hands on Deck for Backyard Parking and Garden

    Want to be involved in a fun project? When: This Sunday, June 29th 11am-5pm What: We’re rolling up our sleeves, removing rocks and weeds, and beautifying the Halifax Shambhala Centre’s backyard/parking lot! Based on permaculture principles, we’re putting in a large vegetable garden bed on the north slope as well as transforming the west and south … Continue