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

June 29th

Our monthly LGBTQ+ meditation practitioners' gathering. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Follow-up

with Shastri Tom Bell

July 15th

Shambhala Meditation is a fresh approach to meditation being presented by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This Shambhala Meditation Follow-Up Retreat is for people who have already been fully introduced to all three facets of this new approach to meditation Continue »

Queer Dharma Gathering

July 27th

Our monthly LGBTQ+ meditation practitioners' gathering. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Linda Kreger

September 19th—October 17th

This 5-week course offers an introduction to the Shambhala teachings on basic goodness and explores how mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our lives, bringing greater stability, strength, and clarity. Continue »

Learn to Live Mindfully

September 25th

Learn to Live Mindfully is a new series of workshops that offer practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful and compassionate human beings. Workshop curriculum is based on our popular “Everyday Life” classes. Each 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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