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 for February

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

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

*Please note: for Open House, starting in February, 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 »)

Learning to Live Mindfully: Working with Strong Emotions

with Shastri Mary Campbell

February 26th

This workshop will include guided meditation, teaching and group discussion. Participants will be introduced to contemplative approaches that work directly with some of the more challenging emotions that arise in daily life. Open to everyone! Continue »

Learning to Live Mindfully: Cultivating Kindness

with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 25th

Meditation practice is a gesture of kindness. Continue »

New! Weekend Format! Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Robert Gailey

March 29th—March 31st

This introductory class provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. With meditation, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Christine Heming

June 14th—June 15th

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

  • Interfaith Harmony Halifax – Sacred Spaces

    Interfaith Harmony Halifax Dear Shambhala Community, Once again this year we are invited to participate in Interfaith Harmony Halifax activities to promote the vision of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, February 1–10. The intention of this worldwide acknowledgement is to spread harmony through promoting “Love of God, the Good, and Love of the Neighbour.” … Continue 

  • Transition to the New Year

    “The transition from one year of activity to the next holds great power and is especially meaningful and important to pay attention to. In Shambhala, the traditional time we mark the end of the year is the eleven days before Shambhala Day. This is a time when we focus on having good conclusions to our … Continue