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 

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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 

Opening Our Eyes: Honouring the Sacred Feminine, Confronting Patriarchy (#1)

  “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