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 


We’re renovating! It’s going be a little hectic around here through July and August. Here’s what you should know:

There will be no-one at the front desk. The building will be locked most of the time.

The following programs are suspended until September:
Daily Sitting, Taste of Shambhala, Heart of Recovery, and Social Meditation.

Sunday Meditation, 9am-noon will not be interrupted.

Staff will still be inside working away on a dynamic fall/winter schedule. You’re welcome to visit and see what’s up!

Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Queer Dharma Gathering

July 27th

Our monthly LGBTQ+ meditation practitioners' gathering. Continue »

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 »

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 »

Learn to Live Mindfully

October 30th

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 »

Featured News (more »)

  • 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 

  • Join Our Team! Employment Opportunity

    We are hiring a full time Program Manager, for the Halifax Shambhala Centre! If you have a passion for creating community, a heart for service, and are energized by providing opportunities for others to experience their basic goodness–this could be just the right fir for you! The Halifax Shambhala Centre has over 460 members and … Continue 

  • Proclaiming Humanity’s Goodness

      by Michelle Munro On February 3-5th we had the pleasure of hosting the Sakyong at the Halifax Shambhala Centre, where he led a program titled “Proclaiming Humanity’s Goodness: Shambhala Meditation.” As a Centre we are always delighted to have Rinpoche be with us and teach us. Leading up to this public program we were … Continue 


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