Building Changes

Insurance Work This winter, as did many Halifax residents, we incurred water damage to various sections of our building. Due to the heavy volume of claims, we are just getting this sorted out now. To make a long story shorter, given the age of the building the insurance company required an asbestos test before the … Continue 

Kalapa Centre Open House

The Kalapa Centre hosted an open house last Friday, June 19th at their new downtown location in the Sovereign Place building on Sackville Street in Halifax. Community members gathered for refreshments, conversation, and shared in the stunning view overlooking the Halifax Harbour. The Executive Director of Shambhala, Carolyn Mandelker, led a series of tours of … Continue 

Jason Harvey talks accessibility at the Halifax Shambhala Centre

Meet Jason Harvey. Jay is an active member of the Dorje Kasung, and also participates on both the Societal Health and Wellbeing Committee and Strategic Planning Committe. Recently he generously took the time to speak about his experience of accessibility within our Shambhala community.

Kitchen renovations will start this summer!

We have exciting news! We will begin phase one of the kitchen reno this summer! We are thrilled to say the industrial dishwasher will go into the kitchen this summer-I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what a huge difference that will make! As well, we will be building a beautiful new storage cabinet … Continue 

Good and Evil: Christians and Buddhists in Conversation

The final discussion in our interfaith dialogue series with St. Andrew’s United Church happened last night! It featured Walker Blaine and Rev. Russ Daye discussing aspects of the Buddhist and Christian views of good and evil and taking questions from the audience. Check out our recording of this engaging discussion!

Rhiannon Wells interviews interim Centre Director Michelle Munro

Outgoing Halifax Centre Director Rhiannon Wells sat down for a chat with interim Director Michelle Munro to discuss Michelle’s leadership style. You can watch their full discussion below.

Letter from Director Rhiannon Wells

  Dear Sangha,   The past Friday Shambhala International packed up their offices and moved out of the building. It was quite something to watch 30 years of their presence in the building dissolve. On Wednesday the first meeting of our newly formed Strategic Planning Committee will meet and already I’ve been hearing about possibilities … Continue 

The January 31st Community Meeting ~ ‘Opening Up the Space’

Contributed by Angie Fenwick Gibb In light of upcoming major changes (details here), the Halifax Shambhala Centre hosted a gathering of members and friends on January 31 to share one another’s vision for how to work with our space and resources to better serve the greater Halifax community, our current sangha, the sangha of the future. … Continue