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 »)

Learning to Meditate

September 23rd—December 23rd

Instruction for new meditators on Zoom. A Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor will host a conversation about the path of meditation and offer instruction in the practice. Continue »

Full Moon Sadhana of Kindness

October 1st—December 30th

Group Practice of the Sadhana of Kindness is open to all Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 16th—December 14th

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life 2020

with Shastri Robert Gailey

October 29th—November 26th

This introductory class, to be held on Zoom, provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. Continue »


HALIFAX CENTRE NEWS 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Halifax Shambhala Centre location will be CLOSED until further notice, with exceptions for specific meditations and events.

– Online meditation – unless others noted, all meditation sessions, gatherings, and classes are taking place online using Zoom.

In-person meditation (NEW) – at the centre with social-distancing, Sunday morning meditation and any programs listed for ‘Main Shrine Room’

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

Please refer to the introductory programs and the full programs listing page for more information. 

  • Recordings of Atlantic Community Gatherings

    Atlantic Shambhala Community Talks Our series of talks by Acharyas (senior teachers), in April and May, were very popular.  The series of talks is over but the AUDIO RECORDINGS are available, below.  You can listen to any you missed or listen again to any that you loved. April 16: Acharya Eve Rosenthal on Awakening Bodhicitta https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G0U8BaDoAd5s8KIgHASJK8Kqo7Kbbdw8/view?ts=5ea0b650 April … Continue