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 » 

New to the Halifax Shambhala Centre?  Start here.

NEWS – Schedule Updates for January

Meditation sessions & Open House – continue for the Winter season:

  • Weekday evening sitting
  • Sunday morning meditation
  • Sunday evening Shambhala Meditation
  • Wednesday Open House

Shambhala – Community Challenges, Responses, & Going Forward

Many of our community have seen in the news or heard that the worldwide Shambhala community is going through a very challenging time.  Learn more.  

Here at our local Halifax Shambhala Centre, we are still committed to offering teachings on meditation with the view of fundamental worthiness, and goodness.  During this time, the Halifax Centre offers support to the community and continues to offer classes, retreats, and meditations. 

Please look at our schedule for upcoming introductory programs or come by to visit. 

All are welcome!


Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Postponed: The Bigger Game: From Inspiration to Action

with Conner Loomis & Geoff Crinean

January 19th—January 20th

Learning to Make a Fresh Start: Waking up In Daily Life

with Shastri Mary Campbell

January 28th

Each moment offers the possibility of a fresh start. Continue »

Learning to Live Mindfully: Working with Strong Emotions

with Shastri Mary Campbell

February 26th

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

February 28th—March 28th

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 »

Learning to Live Mindfully: Cultivating Kindness

with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 25th

Meditation practice is a gesture of kindness. Continue »

  • Winter Solstice & Children’s Day

    Children’s Day is a celebration of the Winter Solstice in the Shambhala Tradition. This is a time of year when the days have been getting shorter and shorter, but now will begin to grow longer again. So, we celebrate the return of the light. We also celebrate the natural light in our lives, which is … Continue 

  • Opening Our Eyes: Honouring the Sacred Feminine, Confronting Patriarchy (#2)

    “Opening Our Eyes: Honouring the Sacred Feminine, Confronting Patriarchy” is a bi-monthly gathering, open to all, focuses on the experience of men in relation to patterns of patriarchy in our culture and in our lives. Select this link for an overview of this series. The following are notes from our second gathering. In this gathering … Continue