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 


Centre News (Sept. 19, 2017) – New Community Room & Schedule Updates 

  • New centre open hours – all welcome!

    Starting September 26th we have NEW open hours!  Tuesday-Friday noon-6pm! Drop by and visit our brand new community space! Grab a cup of tea and simply be!

  • Weekly Open House Resumes

    Starting September 28th, the popular Weekly Open House (“Taste of Shambhala”) resumes!  This is a perfect introduction to the Shambhala teachings and mindfulness meditation, as well as an opportunity to connect with other practitioners. 

    The open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting, learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to daily life, and meet and mingle with fellow Halgonians interested in mindfulness.

    The evening begins with vegan soup at 6pm, followed by meditation instruction and group practice at 7pm and a talk by one of our senior teachers with discussion. Bring your friends!

  • Public Meditation

    Sunday Meditation – Continues to meet each week from 9am-noon.  All are welcome to come to meditate for part of or the entire session.

    Daily weekday meditation – Daily morning & evening meditation, postponed because of recent renovation work, will be continuing soon.  Stay tuned for more details!



Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Linda Kreger

September 19th—October 17th

This 5-week course offers an introduction to the Shambhala teachings on basic goodness and explores how mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our lives, bringing greater stability, strength, and clarity. Continue »

Learn to Live Mindfully Series: Learn to Build a Meditation Practice.

with Shastri Mary Campbell

September 25th

While meditation has many benefits, establishing a consistent personal practice can be quite challenging for new and experienced meditators alike. Continue »

FINDING YOUR WAY IN A TROUBLED WORLD: The Radical Simplicity of Shambhala Meditation

with Acharya Richard John

September 29th—October 1st

Anyone with curiosity and the motivation to find their genuine heart is welcome to attend this weekend program. We will draw on the wisdom of Buddhism, Tibetan shamanism, the Quakers, Martin Luther King, and Karen Armstrong. In a gentle environment, we wi Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1 Weekend Retreat

with David Sable

October 13th—October 14th

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 »

Exploring Shambhala Culture

with Jeffrey Scott

October 16th—January 22nd (2018)

Come, bring your questions, let's explore Shambhala culture together Continue »

Featured News (more »)

  • Community Meeting – June 2017

    By Michelle Munro, Halifax Shambhala Centre Director The following is a brief summary of our recent community meeting (June 26, 2017) with a report of activities from the director and discussion of the exciting, upcoming changes at the Halifax Shambhala Centre, including a new community room. Special thanks to Jeanne Cain for the notes! Centre Director … Continue 

  • Look Who’s Got a Bike Rack!

    Ever-inspired, HSC staff members Kaja Marinsek & Dan Corbett, along with local warriors Carolyn Hocquard and Charles Verge, pulled out all the stops in salvaging and resurrecting this snowplow-wounded bike rack from a municipal garbage heap. 16 bags of gravel, 22 bags of cement, a wood-fired forge, and two cans of gold spraypaint later, we’ve … Continue 


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