Administrative Director – December News

  Hello friends, How is it nearly December? It’s hard to believe that Meg Vigerstad and I have been in our directorship roles for 2 months now. Thank you for all your welcoming and encouraging words, they spoke to me deeply and showed how important the Centre is to you. My dedication is to lead … Continue 

Greetings from HSC Executive Director

    Dear Halifax community, It has been two months since Aimee Silver and I assumed leadership of the Halifax Shambhala Center, and one month since I last wrote to you.  Now, as I look out my kitchen window, I see bare trees and grey skies – truly a late November look!  What is HSC’s … Continue 

Administrative Director – Intro & Centre Updates

Hello, Thank you for your attention – there is much to share with you! Since many of you may not know me, let me introduce myself. I grew up in the country outside of Yarmouth NS and moved to Halifax in 1999. I started working within Shambhala, at what was once Vajradhatu Publications, way back … Continue 

Halifax Shambhala Center Executive Director Search (updated)

    We are looking for a courageous individual (or individuals) who is inspired to be the Executive Director of the Halifax Shambhala Center.  This is a unique opportunity to manifest equanimity and fearlessness in support of our community. Note: updated description & extended deadline for applying, August 31st, 2019 First Steps: A search committee … Continue 

From our new Interim Centre Director

Summer Salutations :) I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve the Halifax community as Interim Director. As the Director Search Committee has said, Halifax Shambhala Centre (HSC) is typically quiet over the summer and the interim role does not involve taking any major new initiatives. Keeping that as my guide, my theme for … Continue 

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How Meditation Can Help Us Work with Issues of Diversity, Bias, and Harm

Jeff Scott is a teacher within the Shambhala community with a particular interest in how meditation practice can be a crucial tool for working with issues of diversity, bias, and harm. In this article, he responds to questions on this topic from Shambhala Mountain Center (SMC) staff member Travis Newbill, and the resulting dialogue offers … 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 

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