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 Changes for December & January

The Halifax Shambhala Centre offices will be closed December 21-January 3rd,
except to registered participants of our holiday meditation retreat

Please note the following schedule changes:

  •  Sunday morning meditation
    • will not take place on December 23rd or 30th.
    • resumes January 6th

  • Sunday evening Shambhala Meditation
    • is now on break
    • resumes January 6th

  • Weekday evening sitting
    • last day of 5-6 pm sitting will be Friday, December 14th
    • resumes on Wednesday, January 2nd.

  • Taste of Shambhala, Our weekly Wednesday Open House
    • is now on break
    • resumes on January 16th.

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 Fall programs or come by to visit.  All are welcome!


Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Carolyn Mandelker

January 11th—January 12th (2019)

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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

February 28th—March 28th (2019)

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

June 14th—June 15th (2019)

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

  • Winter Solstice & Children’s Day

    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 light. We also celebrate the natural light in our lives, which is … Continue 

  • Opening Our Eyes: Honouring the Sacred Feminine, Confronting Patriarchy (#2)

    “Opening Our Eyes: Honouring the Sacred Feminine, Confronting Patriarchy” is a bi-monthly gathering, open to all, focuses on the experience of men in relation to patterns of patriarchy in our culture and in our lives. Select this link for an overview of this series. The following are notes from our second gathering. In this gathering … Continue