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 (Jan. 24, 2018):

The centre will be putting the Daily Open Meditation on-hold, after January 31st. We appreciate everyone’s participation and support in the daily meditation sittings and will be re-evaluating the daily schedule. 

Note that the Wednesday Open House and Sunday morning meditation are not affected by this change.

 

 

Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Learn to Live Mindfully: Learning to be Kind to Oneself

February 26th

Learn to Live Mindfully is a new series of workshops that offer practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful and compassionate human beings. Workshop curriculum is based on our popular “Everyday Life” classes. Each Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Tom Bell & Diana Torbert

February 27th—March 27th

This introductory class provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. With meditation, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Continue »

Learn to Live Mindfully: Learning to Work with Emotions

with Shastri Mary Campbell

April 16th

Learn to Live Mindfully is a series of workshops that offer practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful and compassionate human beings. Workshop curriculum is based on our popular “Everyday Life” classes. Each Continue »

Learn to Live Mindfully

May 14th

Learn to Live Mindfully is a new series of workshops that offer practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful and compassionate human beings. Workshop curriculum is based on our popular “Everyday Life” classes. Each Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Christine Heming

June 22nd—June 23rd

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 »

  • New Community Room & Schedule Updates

    There have been a number of exciting changes, recently, at the Halifax Shambhala Centre, including new hours and open sitting times. Come by for a visit. Enjoy some tea, browse a book from our library, or join in for an open house or public meditation session! New Centre Open Hours – all welcome!We have NEW … 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