Sunday Meditation Resumes – In Person

Weekly Sunday Morning Meditation Resumes Sundays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Live in the Halifax Shambhala Centre Shrine Room We are happy to announce that we can hold meditation practice in our beautiful main shrine room, following COVID protocols, for up to 20 people. Do not come if you have been traveling outside of the … Continue 

Recordings of Atlantic Community Gatherings

Atlantic Shambhala Community Talks Our series of talks by Acharyas (senior teachers), in April and May, were very popular.  The series of talks is over but the AUDIO RECORDINGS are available, below.  You can listen to any you missed or listen again to any that you loved. April 16: Acharya Eve Rosenthal on Awakening Bodhicitta April … Continue 

Health Precaution – Centre Closing & Postponing Activities through April

  Dear friends, Yesterday the  Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness gave the directive to limit gatherings and events to slow the potential spread of COVID-19.  To support this precautionary measure we will do our part by closing and postponing all activity at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. The decision to re-open will be made … Continue 

Momo Dumplings, Dancing, Staffing Changes and Thank-You’s

    Dear Halifax community, Cheerful New Year! We are in the midst of a week of celebrations to welcome the Year of the Mouse. Family Day Celebration I would like to highlight the upcoming Family Day on Sunday March 1. The latest schedule is: 9 AM Morning meditation (nyinthun), with child care offered by … Continue 

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 

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 


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