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 »)

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 15th—December 14th

Monthly Sadhana of Mahamudra for all Continue »

Atlantic Regional Full Moon Sadhana of Kindness

November 30th—December 30th

Group Practice of the Sadhana of Kindness is open to all Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II

with Shastri Veit Weber & Linda Kreger

December 11th—December 13th

In Level 2, we explore how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. We learn how to work with fear and with the obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. This retreat will take place online. Continue »

On Zoom ASHE MAHAMUDRA HOLIDAY RETREAT with Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

December 26th—December 31st

This retreat will align traditional mahamudra pith instructions with the wisdom of Ashe and the path of the Four Dignities, using the Ashe Mahamudra text by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

In Person ASHE MAHAMUDRA HOLIDAY RETREAT with Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

December 26th—December 31st


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Halifax Shambhala Centre location will be CLOSED until further notice, with exceptions for specific meditations and events.

– Online meditation – unless others noted, all meditation sessions, gatherings, and classes are taking place online using Zoom.

In-person meditation (NEW) – at the centre with social-distancing, Sunday morning meditation and any programs listed for ‘Main Shrine Room’

Online Community Resources – For  information on online meditation resources and ways to connect with community, please refer to the online resources page.

Please refer to the introductory programs and the full programs listing page for more information. 

  • Sunday Meditation Resumes – In Person

    Weekly Sunday Morning Meditation Resumes Sundays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Live in the Halifax Shambhala Centre Shrine Room We are happy to announce that we can hold meditation practice in our beautiful main shrine room, following COVID protocols, for up to 20 people. Do not come if you have been traveling outside of the … Continue