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 
 

 

Please note our Holiday Hours

From December 21st – January 2nd, the centre building will be closed for the holidays and a winter retreat.

  • Open House – “Taste of Shambhala”, on Wednesday evenings, will take a break after December 13 and resume on January 10, 2018
  • Open Sitting will also take a break from December 21st and return on January 2nd.
 

Best wishes for the holidays and the coming New Year!
 


 

Featured Programs and Events (more »)

Friends of Phoenix Drive

December 1st—December 21st

Learning to Make a Fresh Start: Waking up In Daily Life

January 8th (2018)

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 »

Shambhala Training Level 1 Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Robert Gailey

January 12th—January 13th (2018)

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 & Amos Peres

January 18th—February 15th (2018)

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

February 18th (2018)

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 »

  • 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