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 »

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!

New to the Halifax Shambhala Centre?

Many of our community have heard that the worldwide Shambhala community is going through a challenging time.  Learn more.  During this time, the Halifax Centre offers support to the community and continues to offer classes, retreats, and meditations.



Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Robert Gailey & Liz Richardson

September 19th—October 24th

This first course in the Basic Goodness Series focuses on our understanding of self, thorugh meditation, contemplation, traditional Buddhist teachings, and Shambhala teachings on Basic Goodness. Continue »

Harvest of Peace Community Celebration

September 21st

Shambhala's annual celebration commemorating harvest, generosity, and seasonal bounty. Come for all or part of the day, and bring family and friends. Continue »

Being Tara: Uniting the Dharma that is Taught and the Dharma that is Experienced

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal & Basia Solarz

September 24th—October 22nd

In this series of gatherings, we will explore cultivating compassion through White Tara practice and how it can support our activity, uplift our attitude and enlarge our perspective. Continue »

Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine

September 28th

Join us for a one-day introduction to the outlook and practice of Shambhala Buddhism. This day-long intensive will alternate sitting meditation with lhasangs and chants used in the Shambhala tradition. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Noel McLellan

October 5th—October 6th

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 »

  • From our new Interim Centre Director

    Summer Salutations :) I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve the Halifax community as Interim Director. As the Director Search Committee has said, Halifax Shambhala Centre (HSC) is typically quiet over the summer and the interim role does not involve taking any major new initiatives. Keeping that as my guide, my theme for … Continue 

  • Halifax Shambhala Center Executive Director Search (updated)

        We are looking for a courageous individual (or individuals) who is inspired to be the Executive Director of the Halifax Shambhala Center.  This is a unique opportunity to manifest equanimity and fearlessness in support of our community. Note: updated description & extended deadline for applying, August 31st, 2019 First Steps: A search committee … Continue