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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 →

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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 »

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 »

Shambhala Training Level I Weekend Retreat

with Acharya Noel McLellan

October 17th—October 18th

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 »

Traditional Chinese Qi Gong Level 1 &2

with Sophie Léger

November 1st—November 2nd

Daoist Qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Through the lineage handed down by Dr. Eva Wong, traditional outer and inner Qigong will be presented from two systems: the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantian 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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    Why are people mumbling more these days?

    by Carolyn Mandelker, Executive Director of Shambhala (and professional audiologist) Do you experience any of the following? That people seem to be mumbling more than they used to? That some people’s voices are consistently harder for you to hear than other people’s ? That you have a particularly difficult time hearing in noisy environments? That … Continue 

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    Awakening to the Stages of Life

    Check out our video about the Adult Rites of Passage program this September. To learn more or register, go here.  

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    Snow Lion Sale! Friday & Saturday

    Tomorrow our sale is open! Come visit us 3-7pm. The fun continues Saturday 10am-2pm! We have it all! We have books, tapes, transcripts and Vajrayana practice materials all by donation. Other items include filing cabinets, a wooden baby gate, many rings and unique jewelery pieces for $10 max, crystals, calligraphy’s, photos, a “HUM” banner, and many other … Continue