Live Sunday morning meditation in the Centre resumes, 9:00am-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 »)

Monthly Stroke Practice, online

with Shastri Mary Campbell

January 19th—April 20th

Monthly Stroke practice for those who are qualified to do this practice. Every third Tuesday at 7:00pm Continue »

The Path of Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Robert Gailey

February 3rd—March 3rd

This series of talks and guided meditations on Zoom are intended as an introduction to the practice of mindfulness meditation joined with an exploration of themes relevant to our everyday lives. Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 11th—April 12th

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all Continue »


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

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

  • Sunday Meditation at the Centre

      NEW – Beginning on January 3rd, Sunday morning sittings will continue in person at the centre.  (Note that, except for the Sunday sitting, other classes are continuing online with Zoom.)   Provincial Covid restrictions are currently allowing us to go back to having 12 to 15 people at a time in the Centre shrine room. … Continue