Community

The Halifax Shambhala Centre is home to a wonderfully diverse community who share a genuine connection to contemplative practice and the aspiration to realize a more wakeful, sane society.  “Sangha” is the Sanskrit term for “community of practitioners” – one of the three jewels of Buddhism.

Friends and members of the Shambhala Centre are welcome to attend celebrations, practice events, meetings and gatherings of special interest groups.

The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala view of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.  Programs in Shambhala Buddhist teachings, meditation and other contemplative disciplines are offered as well as free individual meditation instruction.

The Halifax Shambhala community is committed to social engagement – “turning the flower outward” to benefit others.  Members come together in a variety of groups to discuss and work on social issues such as aging, addictions, diversity, health, dying, hospice care, housing, and environmental sustainability.  If you are interested in participating in one of these working groups (or in starting one) please contact the centre for more information.

Please refer to Centre Resources for additional information and ways to participate.

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Below are upcoming community events and activities that you are welcome to participate in!

Community Events

Celebrating Basic Goodness: Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

May 20th—January 31st (2018)

Join us for our Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Event -- Open to all members Continue »

Grief Support Group

with Jacquie Bell & Shari Vogler

November 24th—October 26th

A monthly support group for persons dealing with the loss of a loved one. Continue »

Exit Planning

with Artist to the Court Deborah Luscomb, Jacquie Bell, Dawn Carson

January 25th—September 27th

A monthly drop-in opportunity to work on your personal and funeral directives. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2017

February 27th

Please join us in celebrating the year of the Fire Bird! Continue »

Milarepa Day 2017

March 11th

Celebrate the life of Tibet's most famous yogi with our annual one-day marathon of reading the complete Rain of Wisdom, a gathering of songs of realization by major Kagyu masters, from Tilopa to Trungpa. And including Milarepa of course! Continue »

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Children/Families

Shambhala Day 2017

February 27th

Please join us in celebrating the year of the Fire Bird! Continue »