Opening Our Eyes: Honouring the Sacred Feminine, Confronting Patriarchy

  “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, by Acharya McLellan, from the first … Continue 

Upcoming Fall Programs!

Hello members and friends of the Halifax Shambhala Centre. I am writing to you, the day before leaving on a family vacation. I hope you have been enjoy some of summers unique offerings. September is creeping up, and I wanting to bring your attention to a variety of programs at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. If … 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 

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 

Marching with Pride

by Dan Corbett, Community Enrichment & Engagement How do we show pride in our community? What could be the biggest, most outrageous display we could cast forth before an audience of tens of thousands? The first thing that comes to my mind is a parade float. And float, we did. In case you missed it, … Continue 

Open Doors/Open Hearts

I’ve been sitting here looking at a blank document for some time…What to write? What would you who is reading this want to know about the Halifax Shambhala Centre? I could tell you that things are well. That we just participated in our first Doors Open Halifax event, where we saw over 250 people come … Continue 

Help us welcome the newest member of the team!

I’m Dan Corbett! I’ve just assumed the responsibilities of Community Engagement and Enrichment at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. I’ve been a resident of Halifax for five years and active with Shambhala for four of them. I’ve spent most of the past decade travelling the world as a bicycle tour guide, visiting regional Shambhala centres as … Continue