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.

New to the Halifax Shambhala Centre?  Start here.  Please look at our schedule for upcoming introductory programs or come by to visit.  All are welcome!

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 »)

Changling Rinpoche: Cutting Through Ego-Clinging, The Teachings of Khenpo Gangshar

July 19th—July 21st

For Vajrayana Students: Venerable Changling Rinpoche is returning to Halifax to give teachings based on the Life and Teachings of Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo, who was one of the primary teachers of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times- weekend retreat

September 13th—September 15th

Over the course of the weekend, we will present videos from this five-week recorded course, which introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Robert Gailey

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 »

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