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 » 

New to the Halifax Shambhala Centre?  Start here.

NEWS MONDAY JUNE 17: Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana is cancelled for tonight only.

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 evening Open House*

* Taste of Shambhala – Wednesday evening Open House continues until June 26th and then breaks for the summer, resuming in September.

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 »)

Midsummer Day Celebration

June 21st

Celebrate the longest daylight of the year! 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. 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 

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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