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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Shambhala Meditation Weekthun

with Shastri Mary Campbell

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 »

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Christine Heming

June 22nd—June 23rd

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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Mary Campbell

September 20th—October 18th

This program is designed to help new meditators develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of meditation to their daily lives. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Mary Campbell

October 19th—October 20th

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

Contentment in Everyday Life

November 8th—December 6th

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 »

  • New Community Room & Schedule Updates

    There have been a number of exciting changes, recently, at the Halifax Shambhala Centre, including new hours and open sitting times. Come by for a visit. Enjoy some tea, browse a book from our library, or join in for an open house or public meditation session! New Centre Open Hours – all welcome!We have NEW … Continue 

  • Look Who’s Got a Bike Rack!

    Ever-inspired, HSC staff members Kaja Marinsek & Dan Corbett, along with local warriors Carolyn Hocquard and Charles Verge, pulled out all the stops in salvaging and resurrecting this snowplow-wounded bike rack from a municipal garbage heap. 16 bags of gravel, 22 bags of cement, a wood-fired forge, and two cans of gold spraypaint later, we’ve … Continue