Welcome to Jeff Scott

We are very pleased to welcome Jeff Scott to the staff of the Halifax Shambhala Centre as our new Director of Path and Culture. Jeff is joining us from Colorado, where he recently spent 5 years as the Director of Practice and Education at Shambhala Mountain Centre, and before that 5 years as the Administrative … Continue 

Tribute to Zoë Nudell

Members of the Halifax Shambhala Community and friends everywhere are devastated by the loss of our dear sangha friend, Zoë Nudell. Zoë was struck by a drunk driver while jogging in Hamilton, Ontario. So much can be said about Zoë, and we ask you to share your memories here. Poem by Julia Sable: “A 33-old … Continue 

Shibata Kanjuro XX, Sensei Passing Ceremony Video

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Kyudo Students This link connects to a video of Shibata XX Sensei’s Cremation Ceremony, the song that you hear is Sensei singing about a flock of geese, “Gun”…one or two may fly away from the V – arrowhead shaped flock in the sky and another one or two will join it … Continue 

Autumn to Autumn

Dear Halifax Shambhala Centre Members and Friends, On Sunday September 22nd we will celebrate The Harvest of Peace. This is a time to come together and take delight in the seasons changing from summer to autumn. We will have activities for children, listen to the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo’s international address, recognize and thank new … Continue 


The Halifax Shambhala Centre is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $10,000 to complete the long awaited replacement of our shrine room windows. This donation is among a number of ‘going out of business’ donations that will liquidate the remaining resources of the International Council of Warriors (COW) and the Halifax … Continue 

Unified Giving in Shambhala

This fall the Halifax Shambhala Centre will begin to roll out Unified Giving, a new funding model to support the core services of Shambhala’s global mandala. This is a based on the model used by many large non-profits with core services and local chapters. Since we are part of a global mandala supported by central … Continue 

Remembering the sparkling warmth and strength of Palmira Boutillier

**UPDATE** Memorial to Palmira Boutillier Thurs. 29 Aug. 6.30 pm. Just Us Cafe, Spring Garden Road Halifax. Please join us in honouring the Memory of Palmira Boutillier As we help the people of Halifax commemorate her contributions and celebrate her influence on us all. Stories & Songs welcome. Light refreshments provided. ______________________________________________ With great sadness … Continue 

The Ripa Community with Jigme Rinpoche in Halifax

The Birth of the Shambhala Ripa Tibetan Cultural Society

By Rinzin Ngodup It all started in Tibet before the Chinese invasion of Tibet. My forefathers were very devoted disciples of Ripa Labrang and had high deference to their teachings, since then we are inseparable, so strong that not even the ammunitions of red army could break our relationship. After fleeing Tibet, my grandfather and … Continue 

CTV Atlantic News – Meditation & the North End Meditation Space in Halifax

This spring, CTV Atlantic News did a segment on meditation featuring the North End Meditation Space, part of Shambhala Halifax, and explores the benefits of engaging regularly in meditation. Mary Goodman and Dawn Carson, practitioners in the Shambhala community, discuss their experience of what meditation is and how it has affected them personally. Thank you … Continue 

Preparing for the Kurukulla Empowerment

There is a lot of activity at the centre today. People from near and far have gathered to prepare for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to offer the Kurukulla Empowerment. We are transforming the space once again! To read more about the empowerment, see our program page here.