The HSC Garden in May

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 »)

Social Meditation Online

April 13th—August 31st

Social meditation is a practice that creates an opportunity for people to explore being their authentic selves in a safe space with other human beings Continue »

Practices for the Time of the Pandemic

May 18th—August 31st

The Pandemic Practices recommended by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Medicine Buddha and Green Tara followed by protector chants. These sessions are open to all practitioners, there are no prerequisites. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

July 5th—December 29th

The Shambhala Sadhana is a practice to celebrate basic goodness and strengthen our community and our understanding of the fundamental teachings of Shambhala. Open to all. Continue »

Sunday Meditation at HSC and online

July 12th—August 30th

Weekly sitting practice for new and experienced meditators. Now returning to the Halifax Shamhala Centre Shrine room and simultaneously on Zoom Continue »

July New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 20th—September 17th

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.  Continue to view our web site and Facebook page for updated information.

– Online meditation (NEW) – Starting in April, meditations and gatherings will take place online using Zoom.  Please refer to the introductory programs and the full programs listing page 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.

Please do care for yourself and reach out to others during this time, if you are in need or able to offer assistance.

  • Sunday Meditation Resumes – In Person & on Zoom

    Weekly Sunday Morning Meditation Resumes Sundays, 9:00 to 10:30 am Beginning July 12 in the Halifax Shambhala Centre Shrine Room Both in person and on Zoom We are happy to announce that this Sunday, July 12, the Halifax Shambhala Centre will be open for meditation for the first time in four months.  For the rest … Continue