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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 

Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Queer Dharma Gathering

May 25th

Our monthly LGBTQ+ meditation practitioners' gathering. Continue »

Contemplative Photography Gathering

June 2nd

A social gathering for contemplative photographers to share their work and talk about the practice. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1 Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Tom Bell

June 16th—June 17th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Weekthun

with Kathryn Heckman

June 18th—June 24th

Retreat is a potent way to deepen in the practice of meditation. In this week of group retreat (weekthun), we will explore Shambhala Meditation, the felt personal experience of basic goodness, together with the practice and study of mindfulness-awarenes Continue »

Posture and Mobility

with Hung-Yeh Peisinger

June 18th

A clinic for practitioners looking to perfect their meditation posture. Continue »

Featured News (more »)

  • Proclaiming Humanity’s Goodness

      by Michelle Munro On February 3-5th we had the pleasure of hosting the Sakyong at the Halifax Shambhala Centre, where he led a program titled “Proclaiming Humanity’s Goodness: Shambhala Meditation.” As a Centre we are always delighted to have Rinpoche be with us and teach us. Leading up to this public program we were … Continue 

  • What is Children’s Day?

    Here’s a brief description of Children’s Day, written by Acharya Noel MacLellan: Children’s Day is a celebration of the Winter Solstice in the Shambhala Tradition. This is a time of year when the days have been getting shorter and shorter, but now will begin to grow longer again, so we celebrate the return of the … Continue 

  • Welcome To Our New Membership Coordinator!

    Introducing our new Membership Coordinator, Lisa Stickler Name Lisa Lee Steckler (Libra-just turned 39) How long you been in town? Just over a year. Moved from Vancouver with husband Dylan Smith, son Toby (age 4) and had Charlie (9 months) not long after we moved. And we were recently joined by my mom who moved here from Montana. … Continue 

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