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 » 

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NEWS – Schedule Updates

New Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10 am to 4 pm

Meditation sessions & Open House – continue for the Spring season:

  • Weekday evening sitting
  • Sunday morning meditation
  • Sunday evening Shambhala Meditation
  • Wednesday Open House

*Please note: for Open House, soup will be served for the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month only.  The other Wednesdays, will include cookies & tea during the social time.

Shambhala – Community Challenges, Responses, & Going Forward

Many of our community have seen in the news or heard that the worldwide Shambhala community is going through a very challenging time.  Learn more.

Here at our local Halifax Shambhala Centre, we are still committed to offering teachings on meditation with the view of fundamental worthiness, and goodness.  During this time, the Halifax Centre offers support to the community and continues to offer classes, retreats, and meditations.

Please look at our schedule for upcoming introductory programs or come by to visit. 

All are welcome!


Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Christine Heming

June 15th—June 16th

This meditation retreat presents the view that human beings, at their core, are fundamentally awake. Continue »

Sitting with an Open Heart: A weeklong meditation retreat

with Shastri Robert Gailey

June 22nd—June 28th

A week of meditation, known as weekthün (week session), is a powerful way to deepen our mindfulness-awareness meditation. This week will join intensive sitting practice with the mahayana teachings, physical exercises, discussion, silence, and conversati Continue »

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    How Meditation Can Help Us Work with Issues of Diversity, Bias, and Harm

    Jeff Scott is a teacher within the Shambhala community with a particular interest in how meditation practice can be a crucial tool for working with issues of diversity, bias, and harm. In this article, he responds to questions on this topic from Shambhala Mountain Center (SMC) staff member Travis Newbill, and the resulting dialogue offers … 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, May 31st, 2019 First Steps: A search committee … Continue