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 (Sept. 29, 2017) – New Community Room & Schedule Updates 

  • New Centre Open Hours – all welcome!

    We have NEW open hours! Tuesday-Friday noon-5 p.m.! Drop by and visit our brand new community space! Grab a cup of tea, browse a book, talk with friends, or simply be!

  • Weekly Open House Resumes

    The popular Weekly Open House (“Taste of Shambhala”) has resumed!  This is a perfect introduction to the Shambhala teachings and mindfulness meditation, as well as an opportunity to connect with other practitioners. 

    The open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting, learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to daily life, and meet and mingle with fellow Halgonians interested in mindfulness.

    The evening begins with vegan soup at 6pm, followed by meditation instruction and group practice at 7pm and a talk by one of our senior teachers with discussion. Bring your friends!

  • Open Meditations (Free)

    Sunday Meditation – Continues to meet each week from 9am-noon.  All are welcome to come to meditate for part of or the entire session.

    Weekday morning & evening meditation – Continues with a new schedule: Monday-Friday mornings 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Tuesday & Wednesday evenings 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more details, go to Open Meditation.



Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Exploring Shambhala Culture

with Jeffrey Scott

October 16th—January 22nd (2018)

Come, bring your questions, let's explore Shambhala culture together Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Molly De Shong & Douglas Beall

November 7th—December 5th

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: Working with Emotions

with Shastri Mary Campbell & Lauchlan Learned

November 27th

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 »

Learn to Live Mindfully

January 8th (2018)

Shambhala Training Level 1 Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Robert Gailey

January 12th—January 13th (2018)

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 »

Recent News

  • Community Meeting – June 2017

    By Michelle Munro, Halifax Shambhala Centre Director The following is a brief summary of our recent community meeting (June 26, 2017) with a report of activities from the director and discussion of the exciting, upcoming changes at the Halifax Shambhala Centre, including a new community room. Special thanks to Jeanne Cain for the notes! Centre Director … 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