The Halifax Shambhala Centre is home to a wonderfully diverse community, who share a genuine connection to contemplative practice and the aspiration to realize a more kind, wakeful, and sane society.  “Sangha” is the Sanskrit term for “community of practitioners” – one of the three jewels of Buddhism.

Please refer to Centre Resources and Health and Wellbeing for additional information on community activities.

Open to All

The Halifax Shambhala Centre is committed to creating an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. All are welcome at our centre regardless of religion, class, nationality, culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or physical, perceptual or mental abilities.

Some classes, retreats, and gatherings do have pre-requisites, as noted in the program or calendar listing

Shambhala Buddhist Path

Programs in Shambhala Buddhist teachings, meditation and other contemplative disciplines are offered as well as free individual meditation instruction.  Unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala view of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world. 

Social Engagement

The Halifax Shambhala community is committed to social engagement, described as “turning the flower outward”, to benefit others.  Members come together in a variety of groups to discuss and work on social issues such as aging, addictions, diversity, health, dying, hospice care, housing, and environmental sustainability.  If you are interested in participating in one of these working groups (or in starting one) please contact us for more information.