Weekly in-person meditation returns to Halifax Centre

Sundays from 9am-12 noon

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 variety of educational, artistic, cultural, family and community activities that help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humour.  More »

Here at our local Halifax Shambhala Centre, we are committed to offering teachings on meditation with the view of fundamental worthiness, and goodness.  All are welcome!

Featured Programs and Events (more »)

December New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 4th—January 2nd (2022)

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all Continue »

Working with the mind: the Shambhala Buddhist path of meditation

December 12th

This course introduces the foundational Shambhala Buddhist teachings as presented by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche through the activities of hearing the teachings, contemplating their meaning, and gaining direct experience through meditation. Continue »


NEW – Following Nova Scotia COVID health and safety guidelines, we are currently having limited in-person gatherings.  Some meditation, retreats, and classes are continuing online.

Sunday Morning Meditation – Join us in person at the Halifax Shambhala Centre shrine room for Sunday morning meditation, 9am-12 noon.  More information here.

Program Schedule – For a schedule of online programs and gatherings, please refer to the retreats & classes page.  Please check carefully for any rescheduled or changed events.

Online Community Resources – For  information on online meditation resources and ways to connect with community, please refer to the online resources page.

Community Care – For  information on recent activities in this area, including a new international Code of Conduct policy and director, please refer to the community care page.

Recent News

  • Sunday Meditation at the Centre

      Beginning on June 27th, Sunday morning sittings will continue in person at the centre.  (Note that, except for the Sunday sitting, other classes are continuing online with Zoom.) Following Nova Scotia COVID health and safety guidelines, we are now able to have up to 20 people in the shrine room, with social distancing and … Continue